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  1. Larry
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    Seth-You could add Israeli bourekas which must be related.

    Cousin Larry (Bernstein)

  2. Larry
    Larry at |

    Seth-You could add Israeli bourekas which must be related.

    Cousin Larry (Bernstein)

  3. Seth Kaplan
    Seth Kaplan at |

    I’m going to have to finish reading this post when I’m not hungry. That Banitsa sounds amazing. I love stuff like that (love Borek too).

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      It was SOOOO good. Completely by accident, too.

    2. Seth Kaplan
      Seth Kaplan at |

      Sometimes that’s how the best stuff happens! Best street food I’ve had in recent memory (and very roughly in the same family) was shakshuka at a Yemini place in Jerusalem. In that case, though, I did read about it first and went looking for it.

  4. Rami
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    My mother says that before Second World War The Hali was the place to go for fresh and cooked food. Not sure if it was the same building but there was a covered market there. When I was there in the summer of 2005 it was crowded and busy. Fresh produce and produce in the first floor and small restaurants on the top floor. Frankfurt has a similar Hali in the center of town. Regarding the Banitza I think it is similar to Bourek and bourekas because it is all a legacy of the Ottoman Empire that dominated bulgaria and most of the Middle East for a few centuries.

  5. Albert Choi
    Albert Choi at |

    I stumbled upon the same place in Sofia while on a walking tour. So good…

  6. Julian
    Julian at |

    Great report! Very interesting and informative. And banitsa is the best. Excellent choice!