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Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika

Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika
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Cevapcici (left) are delicious flame-grilled skinless beef sausages, sided with a Turkic bread, red-pepper paste, a yogurt dip, and salad.

This week, Counter Cultures slides in to Balkanika, a Hell's Kitchen spot with probably the fullest selection of wine-bar eats you've ever seen. While the cheeses and cured meats are doctrinaire for this type of establishment, the bread dips are not, and the place also offers some Balkan comfort-food standards that are difficult to find in most parts of the city.

Read the full review here.

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Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika

Served with yogurt, bureks are spiral pies filled with a choice of spinach, beef, cheese, or leeks and potatoes.

Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika

For spud lovers, the goulash not only contains potato cubes, but also rests on a bed of mashed potatoes.

Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika

Lamb kofte kebabs are served with rice, charred tomato, and salad.

Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika

Moussaka is a eggplant casserole that, unlike its Greek cousin, adds layers of potatoes to the mix.

Sampling Balkan Comfort Food at Balkanika

A stuffed and roasted pepper is the essence of mellow.

Balkanika 691 Ninth Avenue 212-974-0300

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