There are foods that are known and popular all over the world. There may be different tastes, but almost everyone loves a hamburger, gyros or pizza. Hungarian gastronomy is also famous all over the world, but there are foods and habits that, when first encountered by a foreigner, look strange. We will present these in our article.
Lángos is becoming more and more popular not only among Hungarians but also abroad. However, if someone first encounters this deep-fried dough, they will be surprised. Hungarians eat this with sour cream, garlic, and cheese toppings.
In Hungary, poppy seed and all poppy seed foods are completely normal. However, in some parts of the world, many people associate poppy seed with poppy tea and opium.
Poppy seed pasta is strange to many not only because it contains poppy seeds but also for the same reason ‘vargabéles’ is considered weird. This is because sweet pasta is not common in most countries, and it is especially unusual in countries like Italy where pasta has a long tradition.
Túró rudi is also a typical food that is extremely strange for foreigners. In most countries, sweet cottage cheese is a weird concept. Adding the chocolate coating to it is very strange for many. However, we Hungarians have loved it for decades.
This dish is divisive even among Hungarians. One person may be a fan of it and another may not understand what to love about it. In fact, in this dish, two garnishes meet on one plate. If Hungarians are already confused about it, it is no wonder that people abroad find it rather interesting.
In many places, various animal offals are consumed. However, making food out of an animals’ nails is completely unique, which many consider a crazy thing to do.
Kocsonya was created so that the bones would not be wasted. The end product is a quivering, translucent type of food. It is very healthy due to its high collagen content, but many are not convinced.
This is without a doubt the most unusual dish. All parts of the animal killed during a pig slaughter are used up. The blood of the animal is collected and fried on fat and onions. Many people would rather let this part go to waste.