Belgrade Is Not Washington… Hopefully

Back in November 2011, I wrote about an American woman, V-Rah, from Washington, D.C., who is living with her husband in Belgrade for two years. She pointed out that Belgrade was not Washington. Talking about food and restaurants, it seems that Belgrade is not Washington at all! V-Rah wrote recently a well written, and funny blog post talking about Serbian food, drinks, and restaurants in Belgrade. Here’s a short excerpt, but it’s worth reading the whole thing:

Authentic Serbian restaurants serve heaps of sausages, steaks, chicken, lamb, veal (which I think is little cruel, but nonetheless), and two really cool, authentic Serbian specialties: the Ćevapčići and the Pljeskavica . I am not exactly sure of their difference in terms of seasoning, but they are both basically made out of ground beef and pork, mixed together in the form of sausage links or a giant hamburger patty, respectively. They are both really, really good and can be served either in a sandwich or a platter, with plain yogurt or tzatziki sauce, pickled cabbage, paprika (which is what they call the red pepper flakes), and tomato, and if you go to the right place, they’ll put the french fries inside the pita. They both cost less than 5 dollars and are conveniently sold everywhere in kiosk type establishments.

Just one thing. V-Rah, stop trying to compare Washington to Belgrade. It’s useless. They are fundamentally different from each other in sooooooooo many ways. That being said, here are my two cents: Serbian food is the best (even Serbian hamburgers). And Serbian restaurants are far more cheaper than in the States. What else?

Pljeskavica: The World’s Best Hamburger

I know that the hamburger is a symbol of everything that makes America great. But yes, Serbian hamburger – Pljeskavica – is the best in the world. The cost of a Pljeskavica: around 150 dinars (1.92 U.S. dollars – 1.47 euros). Yes, for less than 2 euros you can get a (big) Pljeskavica in Serbia. What else? Prijatno! Bon appétit! Enjoy your meal! Oh, just one more thing. Of course you can also go to McDonald’s in Serbia and get for less than 2 euros…


Shin (Japan) Met Good People In Belgrade

Shin, a guy from Japan traveling the world, visited recently Belgrade. He said he met friendly people in Belgrade:

I met a lot of good people in Belgrade. Like a guy at the hamburger shop, who cannot speak a word of English but he is super good person, trying to communicate with me in Serbian, and sign languages.

Shin has even uploaded a video:

It’s hard to resist a great Serbian burger!

Alisha Outridge, New York City, Likes Serbian hamburger & Belgrade

Alisha Outridge, Director of Interactive Design at, lives, works and plays in Manhattan, New York City. She traveled across the world for a large part of her childhood but Manhattan is her beloved home base. That said, Alisha Outridge, is currently in Serbia (Belgrade) and she likes Serbian hamburger and the capital city of Serbia, Belgrade. She wrote on her own Twitter account that, “Belgrade (in Serbia) is such a beautiful city! Try the Serbian hamburger. It isn’t what you expect.” Of course I agree with her. Belgrade is a beautiful city. Oh, and Serbian hamburger! It’s one of the best in the world, if not the best.