Burek is a pastry, invented in Turkey, usually filled with cheese, minced meat or vegetables. With certain variations, it has been prepared in all former Ottoman colonies for centuries, and Serbia (and the Balkans) are not an exception.
But this article is not about the Serbian version of burek (too much fat, if you ask me) but the Bosnian. Thin and soft dough and plenty of filling – when combined with yogurt it’s a perfect fast-food snack. My favorite is the one with mushrooms. I’ve been trying many bureks and “bureks” around the city, but “Sarajevo” is really a few places ahead of them all. The place is not large having only few tables inside but they pack it for take away, as well.
Note: People in Bosnia insist that burek is only a pastry filled with meat, everything else is called pita. But I don’t care as long as it’s delicious.
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