Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ever Tried a Balkan Burger?

The Pljeskavica is a Serbian grilled ground beef dish, lightly spiced, and usually served with potatoes. At Balkan Express, you can have a traditional Pljeskavica served as a burger, and believe me, it's pretty good.   


And here's Balkan Express' Pljeskavica (P 180). Each order comes with French Fries, including a tartar sauce dip and catsup.


The beef patty is juicy and full of flavor, mildly spiced, and filled with diced onions. And the beef patty doesn't crumble as you bite into it, a sure sign of quality beef with no extenders. The burger is topped with lettuce and tomato and a rich tartar sauce that just completes the whole burger experience. The thick-cut fries add the finishing touches.


Balkan Express also bakes its own traditional Serbian bread, and its good. Soft yet firm, absorbing the patty's juices yet  doesn't fall apart.


Overall, it's a great burger, one that goes to my list of top burgers in the Metro. It's simple, no frills, without any fancy topping, just a good beef patty between fresh baked buns.


Owned by fellow Lasallian Marko Batricevic who once played basketball for the DLSU Green Archers, Balkan Express is a great spot to try authentic Serbian dishes. And business seems to be good, they now have a second branch in Makati. Way to go Marko, Animo!

Balkan Express is located at 87 Jose Abad Santos Street corner Mons Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City or call 33-00-945 for inquiries.

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18 comments:

  1. I've noticed bread, then I found that it is made in house, which is always the best option. It does look very appetizing!

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    1. Hi Marina, yup, the bread's baked in house, and it really makes a difference unlike the commercially produced buns. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Ramona, the burger was delicious, will definitely be back for more! Great to hear from you Ramona!

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  3. i'm curious how Serbian burger tastes like. would definitely check this out when i'm in the area.

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    1. Hi Luna, the burger's really juicy and the bun is delicious, definitely worth the trip. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. that burger looks very delish :-) my son just had one last night :-) Returning from FTF.

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    1. Hi Jessy, it's an awesome burger! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. it looks so yummy and the way you describe it, i wanted to have a bite. Lol thanks for the visit anyway.

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    1. Hi pinkc00kies, it's pretty good, you should try it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Looks like a must try. I love burgers!

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    1. Hi Jellybelly, it's a great burger, thanks for dropping by!

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  8. Wow! Those images of the burger platter truly make me want to try it when I go back to Manila! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Eric, go for it, it's pretty good! Thanks for stopping in!

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  9. wow, that looks like so yummy...love the beef patty! i hope i can try it someday. visiting late from last week's from FTF---thanks for your visit, appreciated. have a great weekend. :)

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    1. Hi cHeRrFuL, it's a great burger, you should try it when you come home. Thanks and have a great weekend!

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