Beorek, also known as boreg, or börek is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that can be filled with a number of ingredients. A think flaky dough is filled with anything from cheese, meats and vegetables to fruits and spices and can be
Beorek is a made from thin flaky dough known as phyllo or yufka that hails from The Middle East, and was also commonly eaten in Eastern Europe. Now countries all over Europe and the Middle East have their own version of this indulgent food, but non better than Armenian beorek. A beorek is prepared in a large pan and is usually cut into portions after baking or frying, although some people make individual pastries to bake. Traditional Armenian beorek consists of dough, cheese parsley, and onion. There are some variations on ingredients, for instance spices can be added for for an extra kick.
If you travel to different parts of The Middle East you will see different takes on beorek as each city or town will have their own take on the traditional recipe. beorek can be made in a number of different shapes, from snake like shapes to squares and the more traditional triangle shape.
One of the most popular fillings for beorek is cheese. Cheese beorek is one of the biggest sellers in Armenia and other Middle Eastern bakeries as they are delicious and ever so moreish! Feta cheese is the most common filling but other softer cheeses could also be suitable. Herbs and spices can be added for taste and, as mentioned earlier, their usage will vary depending on what recipe has been handed down over the years.
Ground beef is another popular filling for Meat beorek. The beef is prepared with a number of spices and cooked before it is used to fill the dough. Again, herbs and spices such as black pepper and parsley are added to the meat mixture to give added flavor to our pastries. A good meat beorek should have plenty of filling and although dough can be heavy it will not weigh your down like some dough-based dishes can.
Other fillings for beorek include, spinach and potato, which are available from Sasoun or are available on request for catering services. Come and say hello and we can discuss preparing large orders if you are catering for family and friends or your work colleagues.
You can find the best meat and cheese in Los Angeles in on of our Californian bakeries—Glendale, Hollywood, Van Nuys, La Crescenta and Reseda. Head baker David has been in the bakery industry since his teenage years , developing a family led business with food loving fans through California.
The Sasoun team is proud of our Armenian heritage and aim to deliver traditional recipes that our family would be proud of. The name Sasoun comes from a town The Middle East of the same name—the place where David was born and lived before moving to Syria then the US.
Sasoun make meat, cheese, and spinach beorek made from the finest ingredients that LA has to offer. We always make our beorek from scratch and lots of love is put into the finishing product. Our flour is organic and all other ingredients are fresh and sourced as locally as possible.
Whether you are in Glendale, Hollywood, Van Nuys, La Crescenta, or Reseda you can sample the best beorek in Los Angeles. From our family-run bakeries you can sample different tastes and flavors that will transport you to Armenia. All of our bakery products are made freshly each day and can be eaten hot or cold. If you want to try other tastes of The Middle East you should try our Cheorok and Lahmajune or some of our tasty tahini bread. As most of our bakery products are easy to eat by hand they are ideal for days out and picnics as well as a quick lunch option when you only have a short break from work.
Our Sasoun teams throughout Los Angeles are waiting to see you so that you can indulge in a true taste of Armenia.