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EATING OUT
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RESTAURANTS SERVE EUROPEAN AND BULGARIAN CUISINE. SPREAD
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY YOU WILL FIND RESTAURANTS THAT
SPECIALIZE IN SERVING, GAME, FISH OR GRILLED CHICKEN.
SEVERAL RESTAURANTS SERVE SPECIFIC NATIONAL CUISINE SUCH
AS HUNGARIAN, RUSSIAN, VIETNAMESE, CZECH AND JAPANESE.
THERE ARE MANY SNACK BARS, GRILLS, PIZZA PARLOURS AND
SPAGHETTI RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
FOLK-STYLE RESTAURANTS ARE POPULAR WITH FOREIGN VISITORS
AND OFFER AN A LA CARTE VOUCHER SYSTEM. FIRE WALKERS,
GYPSY DANCERS OR SINGING SHEPARDS ENTERTAIN YOU THROUGHOUT
YOUR MEAL IN THE TYPICAL BULGARIAN RESTAURANTS.

TYPICAL MEALS
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SEVERAL TYPICAL BULGARIAN DISHES HAVE GAINED GREAT POPULARITY
SHOPSKA SALAD, TARATOR, MIXED GRILL, KEBAPCHETA, SCEWERS,
STUFFED CABBAGE OR VINE LEAVES AND HOTCHPOTCH.

SHOPSKA SALAD IS MADE UP OF CHOPPED TOMATO, ONION, CUCUMBER,
PICKLED PEPPER, SALT, SUNFLOWER OIL AND VINEGAR TOPPED WITH
EWESMILK CHEESE AND PARSLEY.
KYPOLOU IS A PUREE OF AUBERGINES WITH PEPPERS, TOMATOES AND
GARLIC.
DROB SARMA, A LAMB PILAFF PREPARED WITH EGGS, ONIONS AND
YOGHURT.
BAMISTA, A HOT CHEESE PASTRY WITH SPINACH.

AMONG MEATS LAMB IS THE MOST TENDER AND TASTIEST, BUT VEAL OR
BEEF MAY SEEM TOUGH TO SOME FOREIGNERS. CHICKEN IS OFTEN FREE
RANGE. PORK IS SERVED IN SEVERAL WAYS, ESPECIALLY IN STEW OR
AS MEATBALLS OTHERWISE KNOWN AS KYUFTETA. FISH FROM THE BLACK
SEA IS NOT THE TASTIEST, BUT TROUT CAUGHT IN MOUNTAIN STREAMS
OR LAKES IS THE BEST.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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BULGARIAN WINES ARE A SUITABLE ADDITION TO LOCAL FOOD.
APPELLATION WINES, IN PARTICULAR, ARE OF SUPERIOR QUALITY,
BEING MADE OF SPECIAL GRAPE VARIETIES GROWN ONLY IN SPECIAL
MICROREGIONS. DRINKS ARE ALSO MADE FROM INFUSIONS OF MOUNTAIN
HERBS AND DRIED LEAVES, PARTICULARLY LIME. WHEN IT COMES TO
SOFT DRINKS, THERE ARE LOTS OF DIFFERENT DELICIOUS NECTARS
AND NATURAL FRUIT JUICES. COFFEE HEAVILY SWEETENED, IS
PARTICULARLY POPULAR.
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