Sudjuk / Local Bansko cuisine

The cuisine of Bansko is unique for the borders of the town. The answer to that is in the development of Bansko as a town of merchants in the 18th century. While traveling to Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy and Germany with their caravan, the tradesman of Bansko were bringing back influences and inspiration.
Thanks to the ladies of the town, who had to run the household throughout the year, specific dishes were prepared in Bansko and nowhere else. Nowadays those recipes are part of the traditional Bulgarian cuisine.

We would like to share with you cured meat goodies that Bansko has to offer.

Sudjuck is a sausage that is popular all over the Balkans. In Bansko it could be served dried or grilled. Both will have black papper, salt, cumin and dill seeds.
The Mehana restaurants are serving Sudjuck as part of their menues…. but from where to get it for home?
Here is the best shop in Bansko for cured meats. The place is in the lower part of the town and its not even listed on google maps. Here it is below.
It is open from Monday till Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. In Saturdays it works until 1 pm.

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