“Hungary’s favourite dessert” – the Somloi sponge cake

This decadent Hungarian trifle recipe is known as 'somloi galuska' , and is made with three different-flavored sponge cakes, pastry cream, raisins, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. The traditional presentation is to scoop three balls of this dessert into a bowl or on a plate, dollop with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate sauce. [...]
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‘Palóc’ soup

Palóc Goulash or Palóc Soup is similar like Hungarian goulash, but h consists of more ingredients, for example French beans and sour cream. Originally it's made of lamb, but sometimes Hungarians use pork to cook it. The "palóc" word means the Palóc County, which is home to Hungary’s largest Catholic ethnic minority. But the palóc soup is [...]
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‘Rétes’ – the Hungarian strudel

There is a difference between strudels depending on where they come from.  Hungarian strudel  can be filled with hundreds of different sweet or savoury fillings. Apple, sweet ricotta, cherry, poppy seed paste are the most popular ones, you will see in patisseries. If you are lucky to have tried some home made rétes at your [...]
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Jókai bean soup

The popularity of Jókai Style Bean Soup is undiminished and it is one of the top three preferred Hungarian dishes nowadays. The best proof of the excellence of this dish is the fact that it was added to the French gastronomic literature under the name of „Soupe d’hamcots see a la Jókai”. The soup was [...]
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The legendary Dobos Cake

One of the great fad desserts of the 19th century, the Dobostorta, Dobos torta or 'torte Dobosh' was invented by the famous Hungarian confectioner Jozsef C. Dobos in 1884. Dobos owned a far-famed shop in Budapes,t that specialized in gourmet foods generally: at a time when shipping food over distance was usually unreliable, his shop [...]
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The ‘hot salad’ of Hungary – Lecsó

„Lecsó, Lečo, Letscho or Leczo is a savory Hungarian vegetable stew.  The Hungarian recipe calls for yellow Hungarian peppers, which are moderately spicy. In north America, a suitable substitute for the Hungarian pepper would be Jalapeño, Guajillo, or New Mexican Anaheim peppers. In other words, do not substitute Serrano, Habanero or Thai chiles in the [...]
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Eat Hungarian – the best restaurants of Budapest

VÉNHAJÓ RESTAURANT NÁNCSI NÉNI RESTAURANT BOCK BISTRO PEST SZEGEDI HALÁSZCSÁRDA HUNGARIAN KITCHEN When in Rome.... tells the old saying, and when in Budapest? Eat Hungarian, When you are looking for something traditional and a real fine dining experience, our list of best Budapest restaurants will help you find what you are looking for. SPOON SHIPRESTAURANT [...]
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The taste of Hungarian Christmas – the ‘szaloncukor’

For over a hundred years, Hungarian families have been decorating the Christmas tree with a decorative candy called Szaloncukor (szalon meaning parlour, and cukor meaning sugar). For most Hungarians celebrating Christmas also means a hunt for the best Hungarian szaloncukor. But why is it a special candy? It is certainly the most traditional Hungarian Christmas [...]
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