If the gyrating sausage doesn’t catch your eye, nothing will. Granted, the striped shop that is Dubrovnik’s is hard to spot. With its painted signage covering every inch of window, it would look perpetually closed if it weren’t for the customers popping in and out.
Inside, it’s as equally old school as the outside. (And I love it for this reason alone, the place is like a blast from the past.)
The porky, wood smoked aroma is so intense, it seems to emanate from the cursive scribbled chalkboards but actually, it comes from the overflowing mounds of small goods. Semi dried, cured and fresh, sausages are king here. There’s no overpricing, pretention or even glamour. Piled high are salamis, kranskies of every sort, chorizo, Polish sausages and bratwursts and many, many other European snags .
Into my shopping bag went cheese kranskies, speck, chorizo and Nuremburg bratwursts (fresh, pale sausages). Cooked in a little water and fried off, the smoked sausages were fabulously smoky and fragrant – with a tougher, toothy texture due to a longer cure. The speck is possibly the best in Perth. Slightly soft with a rusty coating, it’s great in pasta sauce, potato salad, stews, baked beans, anything.
If you do pop in here, look in the warmer for the spicy (and if memory serves, quite salty) Dubrovnik’s meatloaf that’s sliced then tucked into a crusty roll.
204 Railway Parade, Bayswater WA 6053
Phone:(08) 9272 1453
Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 12 noon
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