The Borek Shop, Melbourne QVM
So it turns out I have had a distorted view of what exactly a borek was, as I had only ever been to (in the QVM at least) Borek and Bratwurst and sampled their finger-sized filo-based boreks. Read that review, but basically flaky, puffy pastry with a slither of burn-your-mouth-temperature filling. Peter and I were always comparing borek stories at work and something never sat quite right and I couldn’t quite put my finger (or mouth) on it. Now I know.
The more traditional (?) boreks from The Borek Shop are quite different and here it composed as a more bread-like pastry with a large serving size and a heap more filling. I enjoy both interpretations of the borek but this is quite different in that it maintains a gratifying crunch but is more filling and the inside is much more manageable. Here it’s the spinach and cheese option which combines the subtler aspects of both components for an ideal savoury bite. $3 for this one is a solid deal and fresh from the oven they can’t be beat, which explains the consistent queues despite very fast and efficient service from the friendly ladies manning the stalls. A top market pick.