I always have great difficulties when people ask me about Croatian traditional dishes and where they can try them. First of all, Croatia, although tiny, is so varied that with the different climates and historic influences it’s difficult to say what is a “typical” Croatian dish. From Mediterranean, olive oil, fish and seafood across to tons of meat, Ottoman influences (which you’ll find throughout all the balkans) to the Austro-Hungarian sausages, schnitzel and goulash. Croatia embraced it all and added some of its own to the mix.
Typical to the northern part of Croatia though, Zagorje, is štrukli. Originally with cheese, either salted or sweet, depending on whether you have them for dessert or as a standalone meal (or appetizer), štrukli are basically strudel made out of a different kind of dough (not the leafy one but a more compact, thicker dough) rolled really thin, filled with cheese and then baked or cooked. There is a big debate on whether cooked or baked are better, as well as whether they should be dipped in sour cream or not, but that’s a matter of preference and I prefer the baked version dripping with cream.
In La Štruk you’ll find all different kinds of štrukli, from the traditional cheese ones to blueberry or even truffle ones. Be sure to try them all if you can just to make sure you’ve found your perfect combo of tastes ;).
La Štruk | Coffee & tea, Snacks, Restaurants (Croatian) | Štrukli Kn 30
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