We have got all the wild cards: goulash, stuffed paprika, potato paprikash, lángos, and some desserts too, so if you love authentic Hungarian cuisine, check these TikToks out.
Let’s start with the basics. Paprika powder is basically red gold for our nation. Hungarian chefs realised hundreds of years ago that the flavour of fat, onion and paprika together create such a unique combination that these are worthy of being the basis for most, if not all, Hungarian dishes including classics like the goulash or stuffed paprika, but also local favourites like “poor man’s stew” a.k.a. potato paprikash.
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, opt for the potato paprikash to experience the traditional flavours but without any meat. In the TikTok, they are using hot dogs, but these can be easily omitted. Click here for a great recipe on Daily News Hungary.
The most famous Hungarian street food is lángos. Everybody who comes to this country wants to try it because it is a dish that locals actually love. It is cheap, fast, delicious, and merely a culinary masterpiece. You can easily make it at home with a few simple ingredients, but make sure to open a window cause it’s going to smell like oil all over the place. Click here for a great recipe on Daily News Hungary.
Layered potatoes is the ultimate Hungarian comfort food. As a bonus, it is also relatively easy and cheap to make, and you can easily make it vegetarian if you skip the sausages. Click here for a great recipe on Daily News Hungary.
For dessert, @lailaisax recreates the famous chimney cake, beloved by all, and @madamzag makes delicious looking krémes a.k.a. cream cakes. For a great krémes recipe, click here.