Friday, September 16, 2011

Vacanta in Muntenegru 7. Mancarea / Montenegrin Vacation 7. The Food

Romanian cuisine has enough Balkanic influences, so the food seems no different when we visit our neighbouring countries.

Our neighbours eat a lot of meat, like Romanians do, so the famous "cevapcici" , called in Romania "mititei" and considered here a traditional dish, are to be found everywhere. Like pizza, which became international. Every location at the seaside has a lot of pizza shops. The Turkish doner chebab can be eaten in every location too, especially in Ulcinj, near Albanian border.


Our drink was mainly the mineral water, as we both drive, taking turns. The best seems to be Kneaz Milos. In the evening, on the terrace of the villa where we had accommodation, we didn't refuse a glass of white wine, which came along with the beautiful sunsets on the sea...


The prices are, more or less, similar with those in Romania but certainly lower than in Western Europe. For example, a lunch for two, but having as drinks only lemonade, has been 24 euros but a dinner for two, with fish, in a specific restaurant came to 37 euros. But that was the only "excess' we made, as we like to eat more simple, spending the money for visiting cultural and historical places,instead.

Bucataria romaneasca are suficiente influente balcanice, ca sa nu ni se para ca schimbam complet regimul alimentar cand vizitam una dintre tarile vecine din Balcani.

Ca si noua, vecinilor nostri le place carnea, asa ca "cevapcici" (pronuntat in diverse moduri in functie de tara), adica mititeii "nostri", se intalnesc la tot pasul. De multa vreme am inteles ca acesta este un fel de preparat tipic pentru Balcani si nu neaparat pentru Romania, desi noi insistam inca sa ii trecem printre mancarurile nostre specifice. La fel ca pe mamaliga, cand toata Italia mananca "polenta"... Ciorbele sunt si ele raspandite, mai ales ciorba de vitel si cea de peste, daca esti la mare sau langa un lac. Doner chebab-ul turcesc nu e nici el asa specific. La Ulcinj, dar si in alte parti, gasesti o multime de mici restaurante specializate. Desigur pizza este un alt fel de mancare raspandit pe mapamond si nelipsit din zonele de vacanta. Si fiindca suntem soferi...apa minerala Kneaz Milos. Cand stam insa pe terasa vilei unde ne-am cazat, ne permitem si un vin demisec, care sa insoteasca apusul soarelui pe mare...
 ciorba de peste la Ada Bojana, Ulcinj
 alegerea pestelui pentru gatit, la Ada Bojana
 calcanul ajuns in farfurie
 doner chebab, la Ulcinj
 
 snitelul nostru cel de toate zilele, la Voda u Krsu, undeva pe soseaua spre litoral
 un fel de ghiveci cu carne
cea mai raspandita apa minerala in Muntenegru
recomandat: vin alb, demisec
Ceea ce adauga farmec mancarii este insa locatia si amenajarea restaurantului. Iata cateva exemple mai jos.

restaurantul Tvrdos din complexul Manastirii Ostrog
Restaurant Grande, Ada Bojana, Ulcinj
Restaurant Antigona, orasul vechi, Ulcinj
Restaurant Voda u Krsu, langa Sotonici
Preturile, nu foarte diferite de ale noastre, poate usor mai scazute dar cu siguranta mai mici ca in vestul Europei. 
De exemplu, la Voda u Krsu, doua ciorbe de porc, un snitel parizian, un ghiveci cu carne de porc si doua limonade, costa 24 euro, in timp ce la Restaurant Grande, la Ada Bojana, o ciorba de peste, un calcan de peste 800 g, cu cartofi si spanac, o salata de varza, o bere fara alcool si un pahar de vin alb, costa 37 euro. Aceasta din urma a fost cea mai mare extravaganta culinara pe care ne-am permis-o, in doua saptamani.

Dar preturile vi le puteti alege si singuri, dupa buget:
Exista intotdeauna fast-food-ul, piata si alimentara, pentru cine vrea sa calatoreasca cu bani putini, cheltuind mai mult pentru obiectivele turistice, asa cum facem noi de obicei.



12 comments:

VP said...

A gastronomic tour of Montenegro seems to be an interesting and quite unexpensive option!

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, it is, VP!

Liliana said...

Haha, deci micii nu-s autentici? :D

joo said...

Not much for vegetarians, but foods looks really yummy and fresh!
I would love wine in the evenings!
By the way, you have splendid wine in Romania!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nu, Liliana, ei se regasesc in toata zona balcanica, inclusiv la turci.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, Joo, our wines are very good, many kind of wines, many vineyards but they are less known outside the country. I am glad you appreciated it.

Randy said...

Looks like a fun place. Think I will skip the fish dish but the others look great!

Traveling Hawk said...

I am not a great fan of fish either, but that is one I am eating, the plaice.

Rizalenio said...

I want to be here. The servings of the food are big. Love the interior of that restaurant.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's a rustic restaurant, near a river, Rizalenio. Ducks came on water, near us, and we fed them bred.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

It's always good to have nice food on holiday but sometimes it's worth throwing in a budget meal in order to stretch the money a little further in things that one may not see again. I must say that this is most unusual looking food to what I'm used to.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's my idea too about using the travel budget. The food is characteristic for this zone.