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What are my chances if I open Grill of Serbian cuisine in Poland?


Crow 143 | 7,520
10 Oct 2014  #1
You know, ... ćevapèići, pljeskavice, etc things. What are my chances in Poland? People would like it?

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Ćevapi
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%86evapi#Name_and_etymology

grilled dish of minced meat, a type of kebab, found traditionally in the countries of southeastern Europe (the Balkans).

Name and etymology

The word ćevap comes from the Serbian word `cev`, which means tube in English, sometimes with the generally South Slavic diminutive ending -èići (Bosnian, Croatian: ćevapèići/ćevapi; Slovene: èevapèièi/èevapi; Serbian: ћевапчићи/ћевапи, ćevapèići/ćevapi; Macedonian: Ќебапи, kjebapi; Bulgarian: Кебапчета, kebapcheta, Czech: èevabèièi). The word ćevapi is plural; the singular form ćevap is rarely used, as a typical serving consists of several ćevapi. They are also known as Balkan meatballs.


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Pljeskavica
cms 9 | 1,287
10 Oct 2014  #2
There is one place like that in Warsaw and I sometimes get a quick snack there - seems to be quite busy with Yugoslav expats and with hipsters and its OK, quick service and good value. Two things I don't like about it - the food is a bit greasy and if you have two many onions and ajvar then you smell too much for work or women.

In Germany I would quite often eat the Yugo food when working there - done well and with plenty of salad its tasty.

Outside Warsaw I think you might struggle
Stachu
10 Oct 2014  #3
You would be better off opening up a kebob place. You can't find them here.
OP Crow 143 | 7,520
10 Oct 2014  #4
Two things I don't like about it - the food is a bit greasy and if you have two many onions and ajvar then you smell too much for work or women.

listen, you can eat pljeskavica with many different additions. i myself, only when don`t have public obligations (or intimate), eat pljeskavica with ajvar or onion.

In most cases i eat pljeskavica without onion and ajvar. i just order pljeskavica with sour cream (on both halves of bun) and then plus tomato, green salad, cabbage. Its my favorite option. Then, as i said, when don`t go in public, i add onion, too.
local_fela 17 | 172
13 Oct 2014  #5
What are my chances in Poland? People would like it?

You made me hungry man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looking delicious!

I believe that your chances would be good if you do not try to make it 'too Polish' and stick strictly to the Serbian-way of doing it!

Only if I could afford to open a food snack... I'd be there too! :/
Paulina 9 | 1,453
13 Oct 2014  #6
What are my chances in Poland? People would like it?

Well, it looks like something Poles could eat :)
You can find recipes on the Polish internet, so I guess Polish people could be interested:

Croatian chops grilled
Ćevapèići it's really simple and delicious change from the ordinary, Polish minced steak and summer, grill curiosity.

bialaglowka.blogspot.com/2013/07/cevapcici-chorwackie-kotleciki-z-grilla.html

Here you have comments about pljeskavica - people seem to like it:

Balkan climates continued. This time I prepared a "Serbian hamburgers," or pljeskavica. Standard recipe for pljeskavica is a mixture of different meats minced / chopped (beef, pork, lamb, goat), onions, hot peppers and garlic. To dish was even more "diet", I added smoked cheese and bacon. Meat can be formed in considerable chops, but I decided to chop giant, which is one big chop shared between all the revelers.

zarciebezspinki.blogspot.com/2012/10/serbska-pljeskavica.html

It looks like it would be a good idea to make it with some kind of Serbian cheese called "kajmak", because people commenting seem to love it.

But, you know, I guess opening such business is risky, apparently it's not easy to stay afloat, you'd probably have to do some amount of research and, of course, have enough money to open it.
Sasha 2 | 1,083
19 Oct 2014  #7
You know, ... ćevapèići, pljeskavice, etc things

I can't say for Poland but there would certainly be a demand in Moscow. Although Moscow is a big city with an actual population nearing that of Mexico there are very few restaurants that serve Yugoslavian cuisine and literally none katana like. So if I were you, I'd seriously consider this option. I think you'll have hard times here to keep your cuisine authentic and soon learn the verb 'podmazat' (to bribe).

By the way, have you already been to this notorious 'Putin bar' in Novi Sad? How come that Serbs betray the whole Russian nation naming a bar after a #1 Russophobe?
OP Crow 143 | 7,520
19 Oct 2014  #8
'podmazat' (to bribe)

Sure, Panovie wants their share :)

in Serbia we say `podmazati`.

I can't say for Poland but there would certainly be a demand in Moscow.

There is that restaurant Banja Luka in Warsaw already. They doing fine. What i heard, Poles accept Serbian cuisine but, location is decisive, what i already predicts.

As for Moscow, yes, it would be interesting, too. It could work, i am sure. Just, i don`t have my own friends there as it is case with Warsaw.

By the way, have you already been to this notorious 'Putin bar' in Novi Sad? How come that Serbs betray the whole Russian nation naming a bar after a #1 Russophobe?

i visited place. Cool.

You have also restaurants and cafe-bars named after Tito, back then Yugoslav communist dictator but, in the same time, true gentleman and modern politician in his time.

Listen, you really needs to learn about Serbian logic and spirit. Yes, for Serbs, Warsaw, Kracow, Prague, Bratislava, Moscow, Minsk, Peterburg,.. truly means more then any western European city. No, not that Serbs atren`t aware of the Slavic weaknesses. They are, just, Serbs are Serbs. They truly believe in Slavic spring. Serbs, stubborn traditional Slavs and, at the same time, maybe the most modern Slavs. Go figure that. Sense of humor in Serbs is unbelievable.

See, west of Europe really really mistaken when took part in partition of Serbia and supported destruction of Yugoslavia by the line of German/Turkish interests and, fought against Serbs side by side with worse Arab mujaheedines. It was there stupid mistake. They stubbed Serbs in the back- you know we were in alliance with USA, Britain and France in two world wars. We seriously contributed to the ally victories. Now, Serbs wants to prove that Belgrade represent more important city in Europe then it is Brussels. And, Serbs would prove it. Brussels is only focused on interests of the west of Europe. Belgrade? Founded by the most glorious Celtic (ie Proto Slavic) tribe of Scordisci, that gave greatest resistance to Romans what is recorder in history, Belgrade is class for itself.

Novi Sad. My city. After Prague, Kracow and Chicago, Novi Sad is definitely most beautiful Slavic city. ;)

Crow, please stick to the topic of your own thread please.
skrud - | 36
19 Oct 2014  #9
Crow , your opening post sounds and looks just delicious ... add some .5L of good Quality Potato juice ;) and I will be your best customer !
Your last post however makes me wanna puke ...off topic , nationalistic views ...you are posting in FOOD category ...remember?
OP Crow 143 | 7,520
19 Oct 2014  #10
Crow, please stick to the topic of your own thread please.

i apologize Pane.

Crow , your opening post sounds and looks just delicious

i just started. Wait to see the rest

Your last post however makes me wanna puke

sorry. Please, don`t puke

Recipe

Serbian Burgers (Pljeskavica)

pljeskavica

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef, preferably chuck
1 pound ground veal
1 pound ground pork, preferably neck or jowl meat; or use 1/3 pound pork belly and 2/3 pound regular ground pork
½ cup finely chopped onions plus minced onions, for serving
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper; or use 2 teaspoons sweet paprika and 1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup sparkling water
6 pita breads, warmed or toasted
Kajmak with herbs (see recipe)
Red pepper-eggplant ajvar (see recipe)

Preparation

In a large bowl, place meats, 1/2 cup chopped onions, salt, pepper and sparkling water. Using your hands, lightly combine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Divide mixture into six equal balls. Place one ball between two sheets of plastic wrap and use the heel of your hand to pound it to a thin patty, about 1/4-inch thick and 6 inches in diameter. Repeat with remaining meat; refrigerate patties about 1 hour. Heat a grill or heavy skillet to very hot. Cook patties, turning often, until well browned on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Cut pita breads in half horizontally, and serve burgers between pieces of pita. Sprinkle with onions and spread with kajmak and ajvar as desired.
pigsy 7 | 305
10 Feb 2015  #11
Damn the food looks good wonder how it tastes.know any existing restaurants around town in warsaw?Had something similar looking in a georgian restaurant lately was great.
Hrvatwithapolak 1 | 23
12 Feb 2015  #12
I'm going to check out that banja luka restaraunt while i'm transiting through Warsaw this summer. Thanks for the tip Crow. Honestly though if i moved to poland i would definitely be on the look out for that kinda food (as I'm Croatian) ..and the girlfriend can't make that stuff...yet :P :)
OP Crow 143 | 7,520
12 Feb 2015  #13
Good, good. Force is strong in pljeskavica and cevapcici
Harry
12 Feb 2015  #14
I'm going to check out that banja luka restaraunt while i'm transiting through Warsaw this summer.

I really wouldn't bother, the food there is pretty dire, and getting worse now they're even more focussed on volume than quality. The two half decent Balkan places in Warsaw are long gone: one was replaced by Banja Luka (BL used to be in Mokotow rather than city centre) and the other has become a British pub. Sure, the portions at BL are huge but you can fill up on far better quality food for less money at other places. Last night I was at a French-Polish place which was absolutely superb and cost 118 zloty for the two of us to have four courses each (although you might want to give the wine a swerve, it was just about acceptable quality but expensive for what it was).

Also, why eat replica food when you can eat authentic Polish food? Would you go to Portugal and immediately seek out the only Swedish restaurant in the city?


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