What is a Budapest Burger? Imagine a burger that combines two of the most well-known Hungarikums into a delicious and authentically “Hungarian” dining experience. Inside the burger patties, you will find a Mangalica patty, goose liver, and onion jam.
Belfrit is a Belgian premium fast food chain with 10 locations in the Hungarian capital.
Their menu contains a variety of the famous Belgian fries (original, tex-mex and sweet potato fries) as well as 18 types of home-made sauces, premium burgers, salads, snacks, dirty fries, boxes and desserts.
They are rather unique compare it to regular fast food chains, as they have several options with fish, alternating between salmon and shrimp. They also have a breakfast menu on Elizabeth Boulevard in the Belfrit Royale, if you plan on visiting them early in the morning.
You can find Belfrit Restaurants in Budapest HERE: Campona, Corvin Pláza, Duna Pláza, KÖKI Terminál, Mammut I, Pólus Center, Savoya Park, Westend and one of them is next to Allee in a foodtruck. The complete range is available in the Belfrit Royal, which is on Elizabeth Boulevard next to the Corinthia Hotel.
Belfrit uses fresh potatoes as opposed to other well-known fast food chains. However, what makes it unique in the Hungarian market is that not only the seasoning can be selected (without spice, salted or sprinkled with Belgian spice mixture), but even the quantity can be chosen: slightly or more intensely.
Another bonus, if you feel like having a relaxed day today, you can get your delicious Belgian fries or other Belfrit favourites delivered right to your doorstep with Netpincér.
Belfrit introduced its newest addition to their menu, the Budapest Burger, made with 100% Hungarian ingredients. The restaurant describes this fresh item as “just like Budapest; it is Hungarian through and through.”
The burger is made with Mangalica patty, and it is topped with goose liver and onion jam. This one meal combines three authentic pieces of the Hungarian gastronomy.
Both Mangalica and goose liver are authentic Hungarian ingredients. In fact, we love them so much, that there is an annual Mangalica Festival and a Goose Liver Festival held in Budapest. The Mangalica is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig developed in the mid-19th century by crossbreeding different Hungarian breeds. Currently, there are three existing types of Mangalica: the “blonde”, the “swallow-bellied”, and the “red” one. Hungarians are quite skilful when it comes to processing meat. Therefore, we have Mangalica sausages, salami, grease, and many other ways of consuming this particular meat. On the other hand, Hungarians love their goose liver mainly in the form of a terrine or pâté as an appetizer. It is prepared similarly to the famous foie gras but it is a bit different.
All in all, this burger is as Hungarian as it gets. – Belfrit