|Our future champion, contemplating the final plate of cevapcici he had to eat|
|Our wonderful Super Funky Awesome Tour guide Bata told us about a place that makes these little veal balls called cevapi and serves them with pita and kaymek, all really cheap and deliciously greasy. We noticed posters on the wall announcing records. 30, 31, 32...|
|37, 38, 39.|
39? Pshhhh. I could've beat that shit it I were hungry. There were so many places to try on this trip, though, that I didn't want to use up room on an overeating competition. Our friend Robert, however, has one of those unreal metabolisms. We knew he could beat the record without blinking, even when not hungry after the McDonalds and donuts and beers and peanuts we'd all had.
|4.5 KM or $2.95 USD for 15 little veal balls|
|Apparently in the summer, Cevabdzinica puts six large benches our front, so you can go beat Robert's record in the sun.|
|The kaymek was even more like butter than the cream cheesier than at the hostel.|
| The kaymek melted into the pita holes, the pita so soft and fluffy and campfire-tasting. |
I wanted to enter a pita- and kaymek-eating competition.
|All the food was really good. The meat was so good I was jealous of Robert, at least until he got past 30 of 'em. They always serve onions with the cevapi too, which are tasty and really helped Robert finish the last few. The cevapi and pita and kaymek was the only thing I'd had so far that I've never had or seen in America. Though I have found there are a few places in America where you can find it.|
|23.5KM or $15.39 USD for our total bill for 2 beers, dinner for 3, and a record-breaking amount of cevapi for another|
|Booyah! Robert wins! He could eat a bunch of ground up baby cows in order to win a prizeless competition even when he wasn't hungry! We all felt the glow of pride in his accomplishment.|
Our awesome hostel people also recommended a restaurant called Hindan Han in Old Town, and when we got there we realized it was also one of the recommendations in our guide books. It being the off season, we got to be the only patrons there, and the seven of us dined from 10PM-12:30 at night, the way dinner should be.
|If you know me well, you know I'm actually more interested in menus than in food. One of the people I was with ordered the Dentex, and it was really good, in no way resembling a set of teeth.|
|We were excited to see drafts (toceno) of Sarajevsko beer, but they were out. 80% of the restaurants I went to in The Balkans were out of most or all of their listed drafts.|
|But the cans of Sarajevsko were still good, much better than most Balkan beer.|
|Mostarsko, on the other hand, was coppery and not good at all.|
|The bread was decent.|
|Octopus Salad - Now this shit was good, the little octopus chunks (not to mention the olives, cornichons, and tomatoes) were drenched in enriching olive oil. It was the second best octopus I've ever had (the best was in Mexico City).|