I went to Acacia Fillo Bar with no expectations on how Bulgarian food would taste like in Vancouver. The restaurant is a family operated business by a married couple, bringing in the authentic and natural flavours from their home in Bulgaria to Vancouver. The small restaurant was empty when we got there, but for some reason, it gave me a homey feeling. The walls were painted with sceneries that you would see in Bulgaria or somewhere in the country side of Europe. I had no idea Bulgarian food was like this – pastries, pies, etc.
Together, Jacky and I shared the Banizta Sofia and Tuscan Ham with Goat Cheese Fillo. The waitress kindly split the two dishes so we didn’t have to cut it and split it ourselves. The two orders also came with a delicious side of baked half crispy and soft yams and a fresh salad. The banizta sofia had beef and vegetables in it making it less thick and more juicy with the beef. I also felt like I was eating a pie dinner with my proper protein and vegetables in one when it came to the banizta. The Tuscan ham with goat cheese fillo broke apart once I tried cutting it. The pastry was flaky and the cheese was a bit too much for me. The fillo would be suitable for a lunch or brunch choice for me. Jacky preferred the fillo and I liked the banizta.