(Finally) Checking Out the Bureks at Djerdan
This week my lunchtime errands took me to a part of midtown I rarely visit: the garment district. I’ve seen Djerdan get some props in several Luncher profiles, so when I found myself within striking distance I had to check it out.
Djerdan’s lunch menu tends toward the pricey side of the ML spectrum. They have a selection of pita sandwiches from $7.95 to $8.95, but it was their much lauded bureks that caught my eye. These hand stretched, flakey phyllo pies come stuffed with meat, cheese or spinach (with a touch of cheese). I’m a big spanokopita fan, so I decided to try the spinach and cheese burek ($4.95 plus tax for a slice). Within minutes I had a sizable hunk and I was on my way.
When I got outside and found myself somewhere to sit for lunch, I was impressed to discover that the burek slice was piping hot. It must have just come out of the oven, very fortunate timing on my part, because I’ve heard the bureks aren’t nearly as good when they’ve been sitting awhile, so it may be worthwhile to ask which pies are fresh. With the fresh slice, the phyllo layers were crisp and buttery it had a decent amount of filling inside. Very tasty. Very tasty indeed.
What should I try next time I visit Djerdan?
Djerdan, 221 W 38th St. (btw. 7+8th)