Delicious: These are the top 5 most popular Hungarian soups!
There is probably no dispute that soups are an integral part of Hungarian gastronomy. However, not everyone’s favourite is the same. Which one is your favourite Hungarian soup?
5. Chicken soup (Tyúkhúsleves)
Our grandmothers believed that hot chicken soup strengthened the immune system. It is thought to be the equivalent of medicine for those suffering from colds – and hangovers! When cooking chicken soup, one of the most important secrets is to be patient, as the broth needs to simmer for hours, Femina advises.
4. Fish soup (Halászlé)
Fish soup from Lake Balaton. Source: Wikimedia Commons/János Korom Dr.
If there is one thing that is Hungarian food, it is definitely fish soup. Hungarian fish soup should only be made with carp. Perhaps the most important ingredient in this soup is the paprika. If we were to group Hungarian fish soups, the main groups would be: fish soups from the Danube, fish soups from the Tisza and fish soups from Lake Balaton. Of course, this does not mean that there are only these three types: there are as many types of fish soup as there are municipalities.
3. Chicken ragout soup with tarragon (Tárkonyos csirkeraguleves)
A fantastic alternative to the traditional broth/chicken soup is the tárkonyos csirkeraguleves. Not everyone likes tarragon, but for those who do, it is the main ingredient, a very important part of the soup – and of course, the delicious, fresh chicken. For those who do not like tarragon, parsley is a great replacement.
2. Bean Soup in Mór Jókai Style/Bean Soup á la Jókai (Jókai bableves)
This bean soup bears the name of the novelist Mór Jókai. This soup bears the name of the novelist Mór Jókai. The writer’s favourite dish was bean soup cooked with the nails of a smoked suckling pig. Although, of course, the Jókai bean soup we make and eat today is nowhere near what Jókai ate in his day. Today, there are as many ways to prepare it as there are recipe books and restaurants.
1. Goulash (Gulyás)
Our goulash soup probably does not have to be introduced to anybody. This soup is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country. Hungarian-themed restaurants all over the world serve goulash as one of their main meals. However, there are so many ways to make gulyás, you will probably never eat the same twice (unless you or one of your family members make it at home). If we have to pick just one dish that represents Hungary in the field of gastronomy, we would definitely say goulash.
Hungarian fish soup is amazing, as long as the cook does not overdo with the salt. Odly good and totally new experience for me were the hungarian cherry soups and they are very tasty!
Due to health reasons salt should no longer be added to food when it is being prepared. So if they have added any that would be a problem for lots of us, especially people who retain fluids, have high thyroid etc. But I also love fish soup, though my fave Hungarian soups are caraway and bean soup with a thickened white base made w. a smoked ham bone.
I have always loved all of the fruit soups, plum & gooseberry being ones my grandmother often made. I think that anyone who likes modern flavoured yogurts would like such soups.