7 Best Top Foods You Must Try in Hungary

Hungarian Goulash / Gulyás

Hungarian Goulash / Gulyás

Goulash is a stew (or occasionally soup) of meat and vegetables usually seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating from medieval Hungary, goulash is a popular meal predominantly eaten in Central Europe but also in other parts of Europe. It is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country.

Paprikás Krumpli

Paprikás Krumpli

Paprikás Krumpli is a traditional paprika-based potato stew with diced potatoes, onion, bell peppers, ground paprika and some bacon or sliced spicy sausage, like the smoked Debrecener, in lieu of beef.

Lángos / Fried dough

Lángos / Fried dough

Lángos (fried dough) is a plate-sized sheet of fried dough that is usually smothered with sour cream and cheese. Other possible toppings include garlic sauce or ketchup.

Palacsinta

Palacsinta

Palacsinta is the Hungarian version of crépes. Popular types include Hortobágyi, filled with ground meat, fried onion, and topped with a sour cream/paprika sauce, and Gundel, filled with ground walnuts, raisins, and rum and topped with dark chocolate sauce, or with any jam or marmaled.

Kürtőskalács / Chimney Cake

Kürtőskalács / Chimney Cake

Kürtőskalács (chimney cake) is a Transylvanian sweet spiral pull-apart bread that is baked rotisserie-style outdoors over charcoal. Usually rolled in cinnamon, sugar, cocoa, nuts, or coconut flakes, chimney cake is hot, fresh, sweet deliciousness.

Töltött Káposzta / Stuffed Cabbage

Töltött Káposzta / Stuffed Cabbage

Töltött Káposzta (stuffed cabbage) are large leaves of cabbage, stuffed with meat and rice, which are cooked and then smothered with sour cream.

Paprikás Csirke / Chicken Paprikash

Paprikás Csirke / Chicken Paprikash

Paprikás Csirke (chicken paprikash) is chicken in a creamy, paprika sauce, often served with (surprise!) sour cream. It's hot, spicy, meaty goodness, and is generally accompanied by a delicious side of dumplings or pasta.

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