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Does something come to thoughts when you assume of Hungarian meals? Goulash, maybe? Heading to Hungary quickly and not confident exactly where to confident get started? Properly, you are going to want to come hungry to Hungary. 😉

With dishes complete of flavor thanks to paprika, bay leaf, onion, caraway, coriander, and other spices, as soon as you attempt your initially bite, you are in no way going to want to cease consuming. Even though I explored Budapest, I got to sample some of Hungary’s ideal offerings…and my goodness!

Let’s dig in and discover 10 neighborhood foods to attempt in Hungary!


Gulyas or goulash is effortlessly the most common Hungarian dish, in truth, it is one particular of the national dishes of the nation! The dish is a soup or stew of meat and veggies that is generally seasoned with paprika and other spices. It is the fantastic meal for a cold Hungarian day.

Paprikas Csirke

If you are seeking to immerse oneself in a correct paprika-heavy dish, this is the one particular for you.

Named for the spice that is frequently utilized in the nation, this dish consists of chicken covered in a paprika sauce along with a sweet or sour cream. Also recognized as chicken paprikash, it is a chicken dish that is served with dumpling-like boiled egg noodles aka nokedli.


At times recognized as chimney cakes, these cakes are a sweet dough that is shaped into cylindrical spirals and baked more than charcoal ahead of becoming coated with powder sugar, cocoa, nuts, coconut, or cinnamon. This exceptional pastry is quite common at weddings and Christmas markets.


Halászlé aka fisherman’s soup is a hot, paprika-primarily based river fish or carp soup. With its generous quantity of paprika utilized, it is arguably one particular of the hottest dishes native to Europe.

Assume you can manage the heat?

steudel hungary


What would a trip to Hungary be without the need of some strudel?

Retes are strudel-shaped pastries filled with a sugar paste of apple or cherry. This Hungarian cake is just the appropriate quantity of sweetness and is utilized in just about every celebration in the Hungarian lowlands.


Langos is a widespread street meals identified in Hungary. The deep-fried dough is equivalent to pizza except for the truth that rather than baked, it is fried in oil. Numerous folks decide on to add sour cream, yogurt, or mashed potatoes to the dough to develop distinct variations. It can be topped with sour cream and cheese or merely just garlic and butter.

Somlói Galuska

This classic Hungarian dessert is a sponge cake produced up of various layers of cake and custard that is then studded with raisins and soaked in either rum or sweet wine. The standard way to present this dish is to scoop 3 balls of cake onto a plate and then garnish with whipped cream and some chocolate sauce.


Crepes are really common all through Europe and it is no distinct in Hungary.

Palacsinta (or palatschinke) is a thin pancake equivalent to the French crepe. They are traditionally rolled with apricot, strawberry, or plum jam and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. You could possibly also locate variations with Nutella, apple sauce, or thick fruit jams.

stuffed cabbage

Toltott  Káposzta

There is an old saying in Hungary that dates back to about the 17th or 18th century—“Meat and cabbage are the coat of arms in Hungary,” and there’s a excellent likelihood it is speaking about this dish of stuffed cabbage.

Despite the fact that this saying is not utilized any longer, it nevertheless holds correct. Cabbage rolls are one particular of the country’s national dishes and have been served to the wealthy and poor alike. The cabbage is stuffed with a mix of flavorful onion, minced pork, rice, and a lot of seasoning and topped with sour cream.

Turos Csusza

If you are a pasta lover like me, you will adore Turos Csusza. Produced up of homemade noodles, crumbled cheese, crispy bacon, and sour cream, these cheese noodles are the ultimate comfort meals.

chilled cherry soup



How does a chilled sour cherry soup sound as an appetizer or a dessert? On warm summer time nights, Hungarians indulge in Meggyleves to assistance cool off. No matter if you decide on to sip on this ahead of your key entree or immediately after a major meal, the sour cherry soup is not to be missed!


Hungarians take their dessert quite seriously and though wandering the streets, you are most likely to locate bakeries filled with trifles with cream and layered pastries. Some other common ones I didn’t mention earlier involve Dobostorta, Gerbeaud Slice, and Esterhazy Cake (just to name a couple of!).

All round

Placing this list with each other currently has my mouth watering and has me prepared to book yet another trip to Budapest! Do you have any preferred Hungarian foods?

Advisable Meals Tours in Hungary



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