Every week The Dubrovnik Times goes to new levels for your pleasure. This time it’s all about culinary pleasure. We have scoured the menus of Dubrovnik to bring you our favourites. And not only did we just research the menus we have gone that extra step and tasted the food in advance for you...its hard work but someone has to do it. This week I visited a firm favourite with locals and tourists the only Bosnian restaurant in town worth trying – Taj Mahal.
Bosnian cuisine has never tasted so good. Look I have to say that I am not an expert of Bosnian cuisine at all, apart from a few trips to Mostar and Sarajevo I am well in the dark. But if all Bosnian food is like it is in Taj Mahal then I am emigrating! Yes, I know you have just read Taj Mahal and though it was an Indian restaurant but you’d be wrong this is Bosnian with a capital B!
I had been lucky enough to visit the sister restaurant in Hotel Lero a few weeks back so I had a little experience. “I thought today we would try the Sudžukice (grilled baby beef sausages) a traditional Bosnian sausage and they are a little spicy,” said the friendly owner. The spicy sausages are served with a baked potato filled with cottage cheese and are BBQ delicious. “The other thing you should try is Bamija,” added the owner. I am glad she recommended this as it was one of the tastiest dishes I have tried this year. Listen, go to Taj Mahal and try it for yourselves. It is a pie like dish filled with veal, tomatoes and garlic. The key is the pastry that rolls around the meal, it is absolutely perfect. And quite possibly the best pastry I have ever tasted in my life. I would go again just to try the pastry, in fact I asked the waiter to bring me half a kilo!
Don’t go to Taj Mahal and just go for the easy options, get adventurous and discover the menu a little. Ask the waiters for help they will be able to lead you through the choices and recommend something that might look a little exotic and unknown but turns out to be a gastronomic delight.
The restaurant in the Old City is located in a tiny side street and only has a few tables inside so it might be an idea to make a reservation before you turn up.
Ul. Nikole Gučetića 2, 20000, Dubrovnik
Phone: +385 20 323 221
Open from 10.00am to midnight