Budapest boasts some of the most satisfying traditional foods you can find! From soups to warm you in the winter to fried goods that you might dream about in the most delicious dream. My first night in Budapest it was snowing, since I went for Valentine’s Day in February. This did not stop me from enjoying as many foods as possible and dining at the top Hungarian restaurants. On my first night, I experienced a Hungarian buffet on a dinner cruise on the Danube river complete with live Hungarian music. You have to do this. Below are the highlights of my favorite Hungarian foods:
Lángos (pictured above)
Langos is probably the most recognized Hungarian dish–it is fresh fried dough heaven topped with sour cream, cheese, and any other delectable ingredient combination you crave! It is both filling, aesthetically pleasing and economical! You will find Lángos hard to resist with its extremely cheap price and ease of finding it simply waking around Budapest. Lángos shops sell late into the night and are usually still made fresh!
Goulash is also a famous Hungarian dish–a hearty stew filled with tender and generously sized beef, onions, potatoes, peppers and the phenomenal tongue-exciting Hungarian paprika. It’s served piping hot and in a bowl or a bread bowl if you prefer. Mm, my mouth is watering too. It’s a sensual experience you’ll want to have over and over again.
Toltott Kaposzta (Stuffed Cabbage)
They are as delicious and interesting to taste as it is to gaze upon them. They’re usually stuffed with beef, pork or both and spiced cabbages, veggies and served with a bowl full of sour cream. You can devour them as a side or a meal if you want.
Hungarian cuisine, and perhaps breakfast too, would not be complete without the succulent Hungarian sausage. It’s spiced with Paprika as most Hungarian foods are and each bite is as satisfying as the first.