Recently, a new restaurant opened at the corner of J. Abad Santos and Mons streets. This time it specializes in Eastern European Home Cooking. At first glance, I had zero idea what dishes are from the eastern European side. My first guess is that it has a lot of sausages as Europe is known for this delicious deli meat.
Finally, after finding ourselves in the mood for some late night snacks, we decided to visit Balkan Express to educate ourselves about this particular type of cuisine.
We made a special request, instead of serving it in a bun, we asked if it was possible to serve it with Jasmine rice instead. The owner and server said yes and this made me even more excited to try the Cevapcici.
After a couple of minutes, out came our order and I love the tangy tartar sauce served with it. Paul is a tomato ketchup fan so this dish was just perfect for us. We both took a small bite of the sausage and agreed that it was very flavorful. No need to dip it in sauce actually. How we wish they can serve more sausage pieces next time or at least offer the option to add more sausages.
Browsing their menu, I am curious about their Musaka. However this one has to be ordered a day in advance. It's a good thing I live so close to the Balkan Express that I can order this in advance and pick it up the next day.
After indulging in all the Asian food stops here in San Juan, it's about time European cuisine comes in and join the interesting mix. We'll definitely be back for more!
Welcome to San Juan, Balkan Express!
Balkan Express is located at 87 Jose Abad Santos cor Mons Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City. Call them at 33-00-945.