Budapest is a fantastic city to discover new flavors, as you might know paprika is the star of all dishes, but there are also loads of things to discover. We had a feast every day when looking for a restaurant, meat, stews, soups, desserts...
Hungarian cuisine is very rich, their dishes are mainly based on meat, vegetables, fruit, bread, honey and cheeses. Of course we cannot miss the seasoning, using paprika as the key ingredient along with bay leaf, coriander, garlic, cinnamon, dill etc...
We enjoyed the experience very much, although most of the food is quite heavy being stews, soups and meat. It is the perfect match with the cold weather, we went there on January.
See a selection of some of the dishes we tried and loved in Budapest, hope this helps to find the best choice for you:
Goulash: a soup or stew with meat, noodles and veggies with quite a lot species among them paprika.
Venisson: it is not typical at all in Spain, so I wanted to give it a go and I loved it!
Soups: veggie soups with potatos, soup with meatballs, they are great for the cold weather.
Lángos: is a hungarian food specialty, a deep fried bread. On the top you can put different ingredients such as sour cream and grated cheese, garlic, eggplant, mushrooms etc... We ate one with sour cream, grated cheese and onion, check it out.
Cafeterias, tea shops and pastries
Budapest is a great city to explore through its cafeterias and tea shops, you will be amazed with their pastries and cakes and coffees, teas and smoothies. Take your time to relax in one of the old cafeterias in the city center, it is the best retreat after a day walking around the city.
Cookies: We loved the cookies in here, are buttery cookies with fillings and jam on the top. Have a look at this bug cookies we bought in mamut shopping center for less than 1 euro each.
Strudel: is a type of layered pastry with a sweet or salty filling. We went to the Great Market Hall and took the opportunity to taste some hungarian delish pastries and dishes. There is a strudel stall B11/7, they only sell strudels of different kinds salty and sweet. We took a cheese strudel and an apple and cinnamon one, absolutely stonishing.