Hungarian Cuisine, what to expect?

Posted: 7 Oct, 2012 11:19 PM  
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I am very curious what to expect on Hungarian foods? Like for example, when it comes to Chinese cuisine, expect noodles, dumplings; for Japanese cuisine, sushi is the best; Indian cuisine expect curry and spices. What is to expect? I learn that food from Hungary primarily are based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, cheeses and honey - but is there any distinct taste to it?

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Posted: 9 Oct, 2012 02:49 PM   [ # 1 ]  
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Welcome to the forums ricom27,

Paprika (both, sweet and hot) plays an important role in Hungarian cuisine, along with garlic and sour cream. Paprika is a key ingredient in many Hungarian dishes, giving both flavor and color to the many stews (pörkölt), sausages and salamis. Hungarians like their soup - you’ve likely heard of Goulash (Gulyás), the famous soup that is hearty enough to be a meal on its own. On most menus, you’ll find staples like Chicken Paprikash, Foie gras, meat stews (pörkölt) and a variety of vegetable stews (fözelék). Bread and baked goods are also a major component of our cuisine, not to mention the delectable pastries and cakes.

Our article ‘Taste of Hungary’ has more insight on Hungarian cuisine. For a collection of some must-try Hungarian specialties check out our ‘10 Hungarian Foodie Adventures’ post.

Jó étvágyat! (Bon appétit!)

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Posted: 31 Oct, 2012 02:08 AM   [ # 2 ]  
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Many thanks for this! Great article you’ve got there. smile

 
Posted: 19 Nov, 2012 12:53 AM   [ # 3 ]  
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Where would you recommend for not incredibly expensive, but incredibly good Goulash and/or Paprikash?  Thanks so much!

 
Posted: 20 Nov, 2012 05:02 PM   [ # 4 ]  
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Try VakVarju or Taskaradio. They both serve delicious Goulash and Paprikash. Or, if you like markets, visit the Central Market Hall. Go to the food stands located on the 2nd floor and try some home-style Goulash and Paprikash. Enjoy!

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Posted: 20 Nov, 2012 10:23 PM   [ # 5 ]  
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Thanks! We will be definitely checking out the market- but also a restaurant or two for these dishes smile

 
   
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