What to EAT when you are Hungry in HUNGARY ?

What to EAT when you are Hungry in HUNGARY ?

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The Budapest Food Guide

 

The Hungarian Goulash

A Goulash, is essentially a stew of vegetables and meat, seasoned with paprika and other spices. Goulash can be prepared from beef, veal, pork or lamb. One can find Goulash, practically in all restaurants, but the best and most budget friendly goulash soups are available in the Jewish District. One such place, as recommended by our walking tour guide, was the Blue Rose Restaurant, in the Jewish Quarter. The further you go away from the Danube, the better is the quality and the price (first hand experience).

A big bowl of Goulash, is served with a bread portion, making it a meal in itself.

 

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Langos / Langosh

The one street food you have to try in Budapest is Langos, which you can have it from the food stalls on the first floor in the Grand Market Hall, or at Retro Langos. Langos or Langosh, is leavened dough fried in high quality oil, brushed with fresh garlic, sprinkled with salt, and served with the serving of your choice. The best toppings has to be that of sour cream, cheese and onion, and either bacon/ham or anything else. It is essentially a crispy, strechy deep fried snack, ready in moments.

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Lagos, with sour cream, cheese and onions

 

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Strudels

A type of layered pastry, with fillings usually on the sweeter side. You can either try one for yourself at the Grand Market Hall, or at Reteshaz, which is the first strudel house of Pest. If you are really adventurous, you should try the cabbage filling, which is savory, instead of sweet.

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A Variety of Strudels at Reteshaz

 

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Before you start scrolling down to read more about my Food Tour with Taste Hungary, and start planning your Budapest Trip, it’s a good idea to sort out your travel insurance first. And we recommend Safety Wing – The Travel Insurance for Travellers by Travellers

Food Tour with Taste Hungary

The main ideology of Taste Hungary, is to give the customers a unique Hungarian Experience, as its experiences that matter the most, and also have the most recollection value, post trip. One such experience offered by Taste Hungary is their Dinner Walk, priced at 110 USD per person.

Start the evening with some traditional Hungarian Wine Tasting at Tasting Table, where along with the different wines, you are served a cold meat platter to accompany the wine. The host from Taste Hungary, Angela in my case, meets you here, and imparts knowledge about the wine culture, the different wine regions of Hungary.

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Tasting Table – The place where the tour starts

 

The next stop is a restaurant called Fulemule, where you start the first course, ie the soup, along with a glass of wine.

 

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Hungarian Soups

 

On your way to the main course, which is served at Getto Gulyas, you pass through Szimpla Kert – one of the famous ruin bars in Budapest. During the main course, you get to try out a lot of different dishes, like Chicken Breast Paprikash, Beef Stew, Venison Stew – all made in traditional Hungarian style, along with a glass of wine of your choice.

 

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Chicken Breast Paprikash

The Quintessential Budapest Food Guide Hungary Veal stew
Veal stew with dumplings

 

Just when you think, that you can’t have any more, the host from Taste Hungary, takes you to one of the quite interesting bars Pharma, where you taste quite an interesting cocktail.

 

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The green cocktail at Pharma

 

The final stop for the night is at Callas, which is one of the oldest coffee shops, where you get to try one of their yummy cakes, along with a hot drink of your choice, like hot chocolate.

 

The Quintessential Budapest Food Guide Hungary Callas Cake
Callas Cake

 

If you have more time in Budapest, make sure to check out the other unique experiences offered by Taste Hungary like Culinary Walks, Wine Tastings, Jewish Cuisine and Cultural Walk, among many others, and also check out this 2 Day in Budapest City Guide, for ideas on different things to do.

Been to Budapest before? Feel free to add more suggestions to this Budapest Food Guide, in the comments below.



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Disclaimer : No compensation was received for this article, however Taste Hungary offered my dinner tour complimentary. As always, the opinions on theETLRblog.com are (and always will be) my own!

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