Svetozara Markovića 49, Belgrade, Serbia
Kafana Manjez Belgrade Reviews
Great Serbian Food Aug 16, 2010
I wanted to taste some original Serbian cooking so I asked in the reception at the hotel where they already had showed enormous empathy. The quickly recommended that I should go to Manjez and so it had to be. It was an old restaurant; it had opened way back in 1936 and the interior was certainly from that time.
The restaurant was situated 15 min walk from the hotel but I took a taxi to be sure; I had a horrible time reading the road signs. The restaurant was situated on a corner with a nice outdoor service. I entered in a very dark room with dark wood and mirrors on the walls. The room was pretty high at least 4 meters with 5 old lamps with each 8 light bulbs in the ceiling. They had max 15 w each; there were no light at all except the candlelight’s on the table.
I looked at the menu and quickly decided for the local Serbian Foie gras; pate guscija dzigerica. It was served with toasted bread, jam as normal. The foie gras was great and really tasty; the jam was perfect, so I was quite pleased with my first dish. I took also a chicken salad with some of the moist chicken I ever had; cezar sa piletinom. The salad was huge almost too much, but who is a quitter; it tasted way too good.
As last year in Portugal I was misunderstood and the waiter came in with a wonderful local pork dish with Kajmak sauce; a punjeni file kajmak. I was full, but I had to try it. I didn’t manage much more than half and I was way over the top full. I ended with a double espresso and then the lights when out for me.
The food had been awesome and it was certainly a place I would love to visit again.
Part of the More than a Balkan roadtrip August 2010 travel blog
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