Taste Atlas presented a list of the 10 worst-rated dishes from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and the first three places are buranija, kadaif, and popara.
Taste Atlas is a traditional food guide that combines authentic recipes, food reviews, and research articles on popular ingredients and dishes.
A few days ago, they presented a list of the 10 worst-rated BiH dishes, and buranija is in the first place. Also, the list includes some surprising dishes such as Hurmasica and Begova corba (eng. Bey’s soup).
Below is the entire list and descriptions from Taste Atlas for the foods they included on the list.
Although it probably derives its origins from Turkish cuisine, the traditional Herzegovinian japrak is an authentic dish consisting of a minced meat filling wrapped in blanched leaves of rastika, a local variety of leafy cabbage.
Hurmasica is a BiH dessert that is prepared by dousing the pastry dough consisting of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour with lemon-flavored sugar syrup. Like many other BiH dishes, this dessert also comes from Turkey, where its relative is almost identical to kalburabasti.
Tufahija is a dessert made from apples that are stewed in water and sugar, filled with an almond or walnut filling, then briefly baked and topped with sugar syrup. The origin of the dessert is Persian – it arrived in BiH with the Ottomans who ruled the country in the past.
7. Bosanski lonac
Bosanski lonac (eng. Bosnian pot) is a traditional, tasty stew consisting of layers of large and chunky pieces of meat and vegetables that are gently simmered in a large pot covered with water. Due to the size of the meat (most often lamb, veal, and beef) and vegetables (cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes), it takes about four hours or more to cook the dish properly.
6. Begova corba
Begova corba (eng. Bey’s soup) is a Bosnian chicken soup that is traditionally served as a warm appetizer. The main ingredients are chicken and okra, which are said to act as an aphrodisiac, but it also contains various root vegetables and is thickened with sour cream and eggs.
Sutlijas is a popular BiH dessert consisting of only three main ingredients: rice, milk, and sugar cooked together in the same pot. This delicious rice pudding is very similar to the Turkish sutlac, which was brought to BiH during the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
4. Sogan dolma
Although the name derives from the Turkish sogan dolmasi, which translates as stuffed onion, this dish is part of traditional BiH cuisine. It consists of onion bulbs that are blanched and stuffed with a flavorful combination of minced meat, various spices, and (optionally) onions and grated carrots.
Popara, the Balkan version of bread mash, is an old dish that is highly valued as a quick and easy way to use up leftover bread and feed the whole family in the process. Since it is eaten in many countries across the region, there are many different ways to prepare it.
This BiH dessert couples shredded kadayif dough and a rich nut filling, usually consisting of chopped walnuts. Although there are rolled varieties, kadaif is usually layered, with the nut filling sandwiched between two layers of butter-coated kadayif threads.
Buranija is a delicious BiH stew consisting of Romano beans (a variety of green beans) and pieces of veal as the main ingredients. The stew is usually seasoned with salt, paprika, pepper, and bay leaves, with additional ingredients such as red onions, garlic, carrots, or potatoes, Klix.ba reports.