A few minutes before my acupuncture appointment, I decided to step in at the Balkan Cafe here in Chicago to have a light snack. I did not know what to expect as I knew next to nothing about Balkan food. I knew however that it is not a country, and it spans a group of countries close to the Baltic Sea. Now I know that I was wrong!
The word Balkan refers to southeastern Europe, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Atleast now, I will always remember two countries that are part of that region:
2) Bosnia. I had my first taste of Hurmica, as it says in the menu. But as I googled about it, like many other ethnic food, it has another name. It is also called Hurmice (pronounced hoor-me-se). It is a traditional Bosnian dessert where a cookie dough is baked then soaked in sweet syrup.
Sadly, this cafe has closed out permanently when I passed by during the weekend.