Travel Tuesday: Exploring the food and drink in beautiful Budapest
"I'm hungry for Hungary" - Travel Bud
A few weeks ago on Shrove Tuesday, I started my Travel Tuesday series by featuring Budapest as I really wanted to highlight the pancakes we had there. But let's go back to Budapest this week as there were tons more that I wanted to share with you all.
Everything we ate there was all just bursting with flavour. From their famous street food lángos to, of course, goulash and chicken paprika. The one thing I regret from this leg of the trip is not buying any paprika to take back home. Still kicking myself in the a** for that.
Around the corner from our hotel is Zrinyi u. which is a cute little street filled with mostly restaurants, coffee shops and some souvenir shops. The first thing that caught my eye was a place called Lángos that specialized in, well lángos, which is deep fried flatbread. Umm, so this was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life. I mean, who can go wrong with fried bread? If you haven't had this, it's like a much lighter version of fried naan. You'll spend anywhere from just 2.5 EUR for a plain one (Sima) or 4.30 EUR for a fully loaded one (Magyros). This thing was so good that we had to go back again. Was the perfect quick meal to have while people watching. If ever you go to Hungary, I highly recommend you trying one. We also loved the place since the people there were just so friendly.
For dinner, we walked down Zrinyi u. once again to hit up a local restaurant. My friend ordered Marha Pörkölthús which is stewed beef that was so tender that it just melted in your mouth.
Marha Pörkölthús (Beef stew) from Aurum Bistro
My friend and I absolutely loooooove ice cream so one of our goals was to have ice cream or gelato at every country we visited. One day, we went to 3 different gelato places in a matter of about 40-minutes including this one also along Zrinyi u. called Gelarto Rosa. If you know me well, you'd know that I don't like to mix flavours but I sucked it up just so I can see their beautiful creation. I can't remember which flavours I chose but I do remember the mix working well. In all honesty though, my choices were really base how pretty my "rose" would look. Didn't it come out so pretty?!
After a long day of walking around and exploring the city, we treated ourselves to a nice dinner at Kollázs - Brasserie & Bar. Also, if you've never been to Hungary, it is insanely cheap there. We had the best meal on our night and were so happy with how budget-friendly it was.
Before we headed to our next destination, we ordered room service breakfast. Here's a beautiful presentation of their French Toast.
Should you ever have the opportunity to visit this beautiful country - GO! And while you're there, go on a night cruise on the Danube River where you'll see all the gorgeous and historical buildings as well as the Chain Bridge.
Hungarian Parliament Building. Absolutely stunning during the day but moreso at night! FYI, those aren't stars you're seeing but bats.