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1. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

What national meals do Hungarians have other than the famous and tasty goulash?

2. Posted by CurraMan (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Paprika....and lots of it.

3. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Apple Strudel.

Go to the Grand Market in Budapest and there a loads of stalls selling it.

4. Posted by Falukozi (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

when I think of Hungarian food this is what generally comes to mind.

chicken paprika --> stewed chicken with dumplings
cabbage rolls
palacsinta --> kinda like a meat filled creap
Hideg meggyleves --> cold sour-cherry soup (resembles yogurt)
cucumber or tomato salad --> very popular and the way they eat a lot of the vegetables
Pogácsa--> little biscuits with cheese or bacon bits in them
kifli --> deep fried dough stuff...

I am sure I could come up with a lot more based on what my grandmother feeds me but this is what we ate a lot of when we went to visit relatives in Hungary.

5. Posted by Gluid (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

We have lots of traditional meals, but what they have in common is that all of them are really heavy. We use lots of fat and spices in virtually every dish.

Most traditional are, that you might find in a restaurant:

hortobagyi Palacsinta: like the french crépes but filled with a meat ragu and baked in an oven

many kind of "pörkölt" depending on what kind of meat they use. Can be chicken, pork, beef.: this is a really fatty and spicy (with lots of paprika) meat only stew usually served with bread or dumplings

lángos(you might find at markets): it is like a deep fried extremely fatty dougnut kinda pastry, but eaten with salt, sour cream and cheese

rántott szelet: a simple slice of meat in a breadcrumb coating served with rice or potatoes in some form

főzelék: this is probably the weirdest. This is a really thick vegetable soup made with milk and can be made of any vegetable from spinach to carrots usually eaten with a slice of roasted meat

Usually you dont find these in a restaurant, because they are just too cheap to create so you have to go to a canteen or a market to have it. Hungarian cuisine uses cheap ingredients, except for the lots of meat that we have but its cheap in here, because of the poor people living in there :D

I hope it is extensive enough. If you need to know specific places just pm me.

Dan the Hungarian

6. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Cheers for your replies, Tracy and Dan! I knew there's more to Hungarian food than goulash alone. I'm looking forward to visit Hungary. :)

7. Posted by Redmundial (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

If your heading to Budapest and your not vegetarian then look forward to some amazing steaks! I know thats not strictly hungarian, but the size and taste and value of steak meals in budapest is unlike anywhere else ive ever been, so i guess you could say you only enjoy them that way in budapest?