If you are coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina then you must try eating čevapi(chevaps). It is a favorite dish in the whole country and food lovers from all over the world always enjoy eating čevapi in our country. Ćevapi has its origins in the Balkans during the Ottoman period and represents a regional specialty similar to the kofte kebab.
The respect for family and tradition was among the core values of each family.The family life was organized around food, dining and spending time together so that they would have a sense of peace and strength (kuvet). Sofra needed to be full of food and drinks. Read more about the history and tradition of dining in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
How are ćevapi served? There are popular restaurants called ćevabđinice which are specialized in serving and preparing ćevapi. These delicious meat rolls are usually served of 5 -10 pieces on a plate or in a flatbread (lepinje or somun), often with chopped onions, sour cream, kajmak, ajvar, feta cheese, minced red pepper, and salt. Bosnian ćevapi are made from two types of minced beef meat, hand mixed and formed with a funnel, while formed čevapi are grilled.
Serbian ćevapi are made of beef, lamb or pork or mixed together. Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Romanian varieties are often made of both pork and beef.
Ćevap (chevaps) are incredibly versatile. Eat them grilled with veggies, baked potatoes or just go for fresh salad, these meat rolls will excite your taste buds.
There are several great restaurants in Mostar which serve traditional čevapi, find more info about them in our Gastronomy section.