Albanian Cuisine Top 10 Best Traditional Recipe

Albanian Cuisine Top 10 Best Traditional Recipe

Are you want to taste Albanian cuisine that is the perfect blend of Mediterranean and Balkans cuisine? One of the most amazing things about Albanian traditional recipes is that they have a deep connection with the ancient Ottoman empire.

There is no doubt Albanian cuisine is known for its divine taste & flavor. If you are a traditional Albanian food lover then you are coming to the right place, here you find insights about the top 10 best Albanian cuisines, that you must taste at least once in your life.

Traditional Albanian cuisine list:

1. Tavë Kosi:

Tavë Kosi

Tavë Kosi is the national cuisine of Albania, it is also known as Elbasan Tave or Tava e Elbasanit. In this traditional recipe lamb, yogurt with eggs, wheat flour & butter are used as main ingredients. This traditional dish is originated from the old city Elbasani.



It is one of the favorite desserts of the Albania & Turkey region. This dessert is originated from the Ottoman empire, used as cake. Filo pastry, nuts & syrup are used as the main ingredients. Sometimes used honey in place of syrup.



Also known as meatball and one of the most famous & common cuisines of Albania. There is some special shop that offers qofte known as Qofteri and generally, they served you qofte on a metal plate & topped with fresh bread with onion. Most people prefer to eat Qofte with beer.

4.Perime ne Zgare:

albania pie

If you want to eat grilled recipes but not prefer nonveg then Preime ne Zgare dish is only for you. This is one of the most common dishes found in the Mediterranean and Balkans region, in which eggplants, zucchini, peppers, onion & tomato are used as the main ingredients.



Commonly called Albanian pie and also known as Borek or Burek is one of the most famous & mouth-watering cuisines in Albania. Yifkat or phyllo, cheese, meat & vegetables are used as the main ingredients. This byrek used as main snacks or quick meals, that’s why it is very popular in Albania.

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It is also known as Noah’s pudding that made up of grains, nuts & dried fruit. It is commonly served in festive seasons like Eid or Muharram. It is a traditional recipe of Albania and it is originated from Turkey. It is used as a dessert and serves after cooling.



The reason why called Trilece as milk cake because it is made up of three types of milk (condensed milk, evaporated milk & heavy cream) and it is topped by sweet syrup, which increases their taste.

Trilece or milk cake originates from turkey and it has three types of taste, like on the upper side of the cake it looks crispy, in the middle it is soft & lite & in the bottom the cake is very juicy. All these things make this milk cake very unique.


It is one of the delicious & tasty desserts in Albania, that is made up of a mixture of cake & mixture. Honey, nuts, sugar, flour & eggs are used as the main ingredients. They are baked in cookie form.


It is one of the most common local alcoholic beverages in Albania and it contains around 40 % of alcohol with anise-flavored. Most people prefer raki during nonveg eating.

10.Imam Bajalldi:

It is a perfect summer dish in Albania that is mainly served with rice & yogurt at room temperature or a little warm. Imam Bajalldi is also known as İmambayıldı. Eggplant, garlic, onion, olive oil & tomato are used as the main ingredient.


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