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ŠIRDEN

The vast majority of so-called traditional dishes on offer in restaurants throughout North Macedonia are little more than variations on recipes found in neighbouring countries. Although all of them come highly recommended, if you’re looking for a really unique culinary adventure, one dish you’re unlikely to find anywhere else is širden. Made from three different …

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KRUŠEVSKO GRNE

Famous for their sausages, elaborate pita bread concoctions and lokum (or Turkish delight as it’s more commonly known), the good people of Kruševo also make a dish known locally as Kruševskogrne, a simple stew or casserole prepared from whatever’s lying around, including cuts of meat, slices of sausage, cabbage, carrots and even white cheese. Perfect …

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ČOMLEK

A traditional casserole/stew dish that’s especially popular during the winter and New Year, like many local treats this one’s relatively simple to prepare with little more than the help of some large chunks of beef and plenty of whole small onions, garlic, white wine and herbs for flavour. Simply delicious, many Macedonians contest that the …

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KRISTAL PALAS

Wonderful value and a great location for travellers using the train or bus to get around the country, Kristal Palas features big rooms—some of them with balconies and magnificent views of Marko’s Towers—an indoor swimming pool and a decent in-house restaurant. The Old Bazaar is a 10-minute walk away. Leninskaja 184, tel. +389 48 41 …

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