This is how Slovenian food tastes

This is how Slovenian food tastes

Slovenian food

Discovering Europe while traveling also means trying the specialties on site. Slovenian food was one of the themes of our trip from the Alps to the Adriatic. We were curious and wanted to know more about it. We had already gathered impressions on ours in spring Travel to Kamnik. This time we also wanted the kitchen Slovenia discover. It quickly became clear that Slovenian food is influenced by many nations. No wonder! After all, Italians, Austrians, Hungarians and Croats played a major role in the country's history. They all left their mark on Slovenian cooking pots, and not just in them Ljubljana's kitchens. These specialties can also be found in the country, and even in the kitchens of Star chefs.

Slovenian food is farm food

Typical Slovenian food is farmer's food. In any case, this is on the table in country inns. Therefore, in Gostilnas, the inns in the country, one often eats best. We got to know several on our trip. We can therefore recommend these from our own experience:

 

This is how Slovenian food tastes at Gostilna Avsenik in Begunje
Gostilna Avsenik in Begunje

 

The Gostilna Avsenik in Begunje na Gorenjskem

The inn in Begunje na Gorenjskem belongs to the descendants of Slavko Avsenik. This started his music career in this place. This resulted in a worldwide success. Although his music does not match our taste in music, his achievements are impressive. After all, he has sold more than 40.000.000 (40 million!) Records around the world. However, we were there to try Slovenian food. And that's definitely delicious. The pumpkin soup could not deny its Styrian influences. Just as little as the cheese strudel with pork tenderloin. The fig sauce from regional fruits tasted especially good. By the way, strudels are an integral part of Slovenian cuisine. They are available in all variations, from sweet to spicy. Once again, culinary influences from neighboring Austria play a role. For dessert we were served a strudel made from buckwheat flour. Together with the nut filling this is a substantial dessert. There was also a piece of apple pie.

After this meal we are more than fed up. In general, the amount of food in Slovenian inns is not saved. Nobody stands here hungry from the table. That may be because the food was meant for farmers. The hard work in the field calls for strong food. In any case, you should expect large portions.

Gostilna Avsenik *

Begunje 21
4275 Begunje na Gorenjskem
Slovenia

 

Gostilna Javornik in Sentrupert
Gostilna Javornik in Sentrupert - homemade Slovenian food

 

Gostilna Javornik in Šentrupert - homemade Slovenian food

Admittedly, the Javornik restaurant in Šentrupert doesn't look very much. This is the case with many inns in Slovenia. Most of them are simple inns. But the Slovenian food we are served there is quite impressive. Domaca kuhinja, “local cuisine”, that's what this is all about. It starts with home-baked sesame bread. This perfectly complements the chicken pie, ox meat salad and fish salad. The second course is homemade pasta with langostino, shrimp and fried octopus. A poem! I especially like the octopus. This is followed by a buttery Angus beef steak with gnocchi, pork with fried potatoes and potato gratin. Since the portions are again large here, we forego dessert this time. Mediterranean and Italian influences are mainly represented at this meal.

Gostilna Javornik

Goran Pevec sp
Rakovnik 6
8232 Šentrupert
Phone: +386 (0) 7 34 34 534
gostilna.javornik@siol.net

Hotel Restaurant Convent in Ankaran
Hotel Restaurant Convent in Ankaran

 

Restaurant Convent in Ankaran

The Slovenian food in the Convent restaurant in Ankaran is inspired by Mediterranean-Italian influences. Unlike the first two restaurants, this is a hotel restaurant in a former Benedictine monastery. The hotel is just a few steps from the sea. Therefore, fish dishes and seafood are ideal. An octopus salad as a starter sets the mood for the fish meal. This is followed by Italian-Slovenian gnocchi in fish sauce. The gnocchi are slightly larger than their Italian cousins. The main course is sea bass with potatoes and vegetables. And finally a berry cake follows. This restaurant is only two kilometers from the Italian border. Therefore, the Italian influences are hardly surprising. Scampi, mussels or sea bass are also often on the menu here.

Incidentally, you can spend the night at the Hotel Convent. The rooms in the historical part are on the first floor (without elevator). The annex has modern accommodation. In addition, it is possible to sleep in small holiday homes by the sea. Or you can use the beautifully situated campsite with the camper. You can book via our partner Booking.com:

Hotel Convent Ankaran - Hotel & Resort Adria Ankaran *

Jadranska c. 25
6280 Ankaran
Slovenia
By the way, during our trip through Slovenia we never met Cevapcici or Raznici. Minced sausages and pork skewers from southern Yugoslavia are now being offered less and less frequently. In contrast, we also have an insight into the fine cuisine of Slovenia receive. However, we present these in a second article. Because it is worth it that we report in detail about it. Gourmets can also be pampered wonderfully in Slovenia.

 

 

In her article "Lisa explains how you can experience Slovenian food in Ljubljana"What to Eat in Slovenia" in front. There are great tips. It's worth a look. Further Enjoyment tips for travelers here.

 

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Source: own research on site. We would like to thank Best Press Story for inviting us to this trip. Nevertheless, our opinion remains our own as always.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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This is how Slovenian food tastes

26 thoughts too "This is how Slovenian food tastes"

  1. Hui, I do not see anything for vegans. Even if I go out and talk a lot about traveling because my vegan lifestyle is healthier than ethical, I know after such a meal my body would have a hard time fighting. But what about salads and soups, I'm almost always there.

    1. Here I introduce dishes that are mainly served in Slovenian inns, Stephie. There is also the upscale Slovenian cuisine, and certainly offers something for vegans.

  2. That does not look so bad. The meat-heavy kitchen in the Balkans, I somehow do not get along so well. But you had a lot of fish and seafood on the table! I was almost in Slovenia for almost 20 years ago, it was not so nice ... from what I saw. I have to see what has changed since then ;-)

    1. Hello Marion,

      yes, you should already like meat, if you go to Slovenia and want to eat in the simpler inns. But there are also upscale restaurants, where certainly other things on the table. I saw on your blog that you were in Belgrade recently. I think that after 20 years a lot has changed in Slovenia as well. Before our last trip I knew only Ptuj, the surroundings of Kamnik, Portoroz and Piran. Ljubljana (a really great city), Bled, Radovljica and the wine regions in the southwest and around Otocec were especially nice on our last trip. There is a lot to discover in this country.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  3. Hmmm, it all looks so delicious! The next time I'm in Styria, it's definitely worth the trip across the border to enjoy! :)

  4. Hi monika,
    This shows again that you should not be deterred by the exterior, this is also true for restaurants. Although I do not eat anything that comes from the sea and the meat is very picky, your pictures look really delicious and it's interesting to get a glimpse of the Slovenian cuisine.
    LG Sandra

    1. Hi Sandra,

      Yes that's true. Often you eat well in simple restaurants. The difficulty is just to find them. We often ask the locals. They usually have the best tips.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  5. Oha I should not read or read food posts, if I'm just hungry. Now my mouth is watering. But everything looks really delicious, if very hearty - I have never tasted Slovenian until now.

    1. Hello Agnes,

      hearty were the Slovenian farmers' dishes. That's right. But there is also the upscale Slovenian cuisine. The offers very light and wholesome food. There will soon be a post here in the blog.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  6. Hello you two,

    God, now you've made me hungry. For me, the food is also at the top of the ToDos when traveling.

    Slovenian cuisine is very hearty. And vegetarians and calorie-conscious people do not have it easy as it looks.

    But it looks so damn delicious.

    Greetings from Berlin
    Daniela

    1. Hello Daniela,

      For some years now, we have been searching for typical regional food on our travels. We noticed how different they are. This is a very exciting way of traveling. Once, of course, it's pure pleasure, but on the other hand, I see it as a great way to gain access to regional cultures. However, as a vegetarian or vegan you should not make this topic :). In many countries, one might find it difficult to find the right food.

      Best regards,
      Monika

        1. And not only because of the good food, Daniela :) What we like best is that we get closer to the country and people and get to know them more intensively.

  7. Although I am a vegetarian, I also discovered a few delicacies here. At the latest at the word "cheese strudel" you had my attention. Haha! Great article :)
    Best regards,
    Janet

    1. There's sure to be one or the other you like, Janett. Coming soon is an article about the fine cuisine in Slovenia, and there is something here that is interesting for you: ayurvedic cuisine :)

  8. Wow, I would not have appreciated the Slovenian cuisine that much. Sounds really great. And that the strudel is a classic in the Slovenian menu is argument enough for me to try it sometimes :) Maybe I even find a good restaurant in Berlin, the original cooking, let's see. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Best regards,
    Nicole

    1. I was also surprised by the Slovenian cuisine, Nicole. The farmer's dinner in the restaurants in the country was great! And then the gourmet kitchen. I have another article in the pipeline.

  9. Just eaten and now hungry again: D written great and great pictures. I'm looking forward to your article in the pipeline!

    Greetings from Norway

    Lisa

  10. Oh Monika, with your contributions and pictures I am always hungry right away! It all looks incredibly delicious. Today, for the second time, I come across an interesting report about Slovenia. If I now combine the great scenery with the tempting food, only one conclusion remains: I have to go there!
    Regards
    Catherine

    1. Hello Katharina,

      I am very happy if you like my reports. We have recently discovered culinary delights in Slovenia. Not all reports are online yet. So you can look forward to more culinary tips from this small country. But seriously: Slovenia's cuisine is amazingly versatile and, above all, delicious. We enjoyed the farmer's meals in the inns as well as the high cuisine in gourmet restaurants. We were amazed by the scenic beauty of Slovenia. So far we did not know much about it except Ptuj, Portoroz and Piran. And of course Kamnik and surroundings, where we were this spring. Slovenia is definitely worth a longer stay. There is a lot to discover there.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  11. Hey Monika!
    Very handy, thank you for the suggestions! Drive to Slovenia in a few weeks, because your contribution is very convenient!
    Best regards,
    Kerstin

    1. I'm glad, Kerstin. Where do we want to go? I still have some articles in the pipeline. Maybe there is a topic that is interesting for you? Then I prefer the article. LG, Monica

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