We have been staying in Budapest, Hungary for the past 2 nights. It is so hot right now! A big change from the cold weather we were experiencing in Portugal just a month ago. I wanted to try some traditional Hungarian food so we went to Café Kör for lunch yesterday. To cool ourselves down we tried Hideg Szamocaleves (Cold Strawberry Soup) as an appetizer at lunch time. It was very refreshing and tasted like a soupy strawberry smoothie.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
It was so relaxing and so much fun!Café Kör
I decided to try out the Rakott Kel (Layered Savoy Cabbage). It tasted like a "rolled cabbage" dish that my mom sometimes makes us for dinner. It is a dish made by cooking the cabbage leaves in salty water, layering them with cooked rice and ground meat flavored with paprika, pouring sour cream on top and baking it in the oven. It was topped off with a glob of sour cream and it was really good!
Hubby tried the Hungarian Veal Paprikash. (He always waits so patiently as I take pictures of his food, haha!) This is a classic Hungarian dish with pasta-like noodles in a thick sour cream and paprika sauce.
We also had a typical Hungarian Cucumber Salad called Uborka Salta. It tastes like Japanese tsukemono and is sprinkled with some spicy paprika.For dessert we had Gundel palacsinta, which is a traditional Hungarian dessert of crepes stuffed with ground walnuts covered in chocolate sauce. It was very, very good. I love how it was a different twist on the typical French style crepes I've had. After lunch, we went to visit Szechenyi Thermal baths of Budapest.
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