Every Croatian region boasts of a distinct culinary tradition influenced by its neighboring countries and foreign rulers. The Croatians have created their own interpretation of the Italian, Austrian, Hungarian and Mediterranean cuisines.
Black Risotto known as Crni rizot, is a squid ink risotto. Eat it with familiar companion as you might have a black-toothed smile after eating it.
Dig in the popular lip-smacking mussels or shrimps na buzaru with your hands for a complete gratification.
Burek is a flaky layered pastry filled with meat, apple, or cheese, somewhat similar to a pie. It will fill you up well till a late lunch.
Peka, a baked meat dish, can be made with different veggies, and any kind of meat like chicken, lamb, etc. This Dalmatian peka is certainly a feast for the taste-buds.
You can find the cool and fresh Octopus salad on almost everywhere throughout Croatia.
Soparnik, the oldest Dalmatian dish is basically a savory pie filled with Swiss chard. It has been announced as the intangible cultural heritage of Croatia by the Croatian Ministry of Culture.
The perfect example of comfort food is Zagrebi Schnitzel. It has veal or turkey stuffed with ham and gooey cheese.
Fritule are fried dough balls prepared with raisins, lemon zest, and a dash of schnapps. Definitely moreish!
Apple Strudel is a phyllo pastry filled with a delicious mix of apples and walnuts and is a must-try for all those who love or don't love desserts.
Pancakes in Croatia come with a wide variety of toppings and spreads. Go on a binge eating spree at one of the old style stalls.