The traditional Dishes and wines in Hugarian:

Hungarians are especially passionate about their meat stews, casseroles, steaks, roasted pork, beef, poultry, lamb and game. The mixing of different varieties of meats is a traditional feature of Hungarian cuisine. Goulash, stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, and Fatányéros (Hungarian mixed grill on a wooden platter) are all dishes that can combine beef and pork, and sometimes mutton.

Hungarian food is often spicy, due to the common use of hot paprika.

Hungarian wine dates back to at least Roman times, and that history reflects the country’s position between the Slavs and the Germanic peoples. The best-known wines are the white dessert wine called Tokaji (after the North-Eastern region of Hungary, Tokaj) and the red wines from Villány (Southern part of Hungary). Famous is also the wine called Bull’s Blood (Egri Bikavér), a dark, full-bodied red wine. Hungarian fruit wines, such as redcurrant wine, are mild and soft in taste and texture. Though not as famous as the country’s wines, Hungarian beer has a long history as well.

Food & Wine Enthusiast’s Top 8

  1. Try some traditional Hungarian food, like lángos at Central Market Hall.
  2. Take a Hungarian cooking course and impress your friends back home.
  3. Sample some of the best Hungarian vintages at the Budapest International Wine Festival held annually in September and/or visit one of the city’s wine bars.
  4. You know you are in good hands at Bock Bistro, the creation of an award winning chef and a celebrated vintner.
  5. Food enthusiasts will be happy to know that Budapest has three Michelin Star restaurants, Costes, Onyx and Borkonyha.
  6. After all the spicy Hungarian food, have a shot of Unicum, the famous digestive, and learn about its history at the Zwack Museum.
  7. Szamos Marzipan is a must try, it even has it’s own museum.
  8. Visit Mangalica & Társai Húspatika, a deli dedicated to the curly-haired mangalica pig. Try the cured ham and the tasty sausages and salamis.