The main ingredient of Hungarian cuisine is paprika, but love is also an essential one which cannot be missing from any meal. Apart from Hungarians, many foreigners also love Hungarian dishes because they are delicious and warm up our souls every time we eat them. While you stay at home and help the whole world to stop the coronavirus epidemic, nothing can stop you from making your favourite Hungarian meal in your kitchen. Here are the top ten picks and the recipes to start the magic.
Magyarországom collected these top Hungarian meals which are the most famous and iconic ones, giving Hungary its main brand and reputation for its gastronomy.
Usually made with sour cherry, this cold soup is the favourite meal of every Hungarian during the warm summer days, and it is the best if we add Hungarian fruits to it. This meal can be served as an appetiser and dessert as well, with sour cream, cream, or even some wine.
Meat, rice, and spices stuffed into the perfect Hungarian cabbage. This meal takes us back to our grandmother’s house, and them to their grandparents’, as the recipe was passed down from one generation to another. Although it is a typical winter meal, if you would like to eat it during other seasons, why not?
Hungary would not be Hungary without this meal, which is the national and number one iconic speciality in the country. Made with vegetables and beef, it is still Hungary’s most popular dish.
Made out of Hungarian fish with excellent quality, this dish is a big favourite of Hungarians and foreigners alike. It is simple, traditional, and spicy – to sum up: truly Hungarian.
With catfish, mushroom, chicken, and some paprika, you can make miraculous Hungarian dishes accompanied by some pasta.
With sour cream and cheese, this is one of the most popular street-foods in Hungary.
This special Hungarian dish usually contains vegetables and can be made out of several types. An interesting fact is that because of its consistency, there is no English word for this meal.
Cottage cheese cake
This deliciously creamy and fresh dessert (e.g. Rákóczi túrós) is one of the most popular ones in the country. You can even make it at home, but in Hungary, almost every store and bakery sells it.
From this ingredient, many delicious Hungarian meals can be made, so it is impossible to name only one.
Somlói galuska/Sponge cake
Indisputably, the sponge cake is one of the most famous Hungarian desserts. It was first made for the World Exhibition of 1958 in Brussels by József Béla Szőcs. It won the professional prize and became an instant favourite.
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