Fungarian offers this culinary tour to people with Hungarian ancestors as part of our Discover Your Cultural Roots Series. What Hungarians miss most when they travel is home food. The same must have been the case for emigrants when they landed in their new countries. They insisted on their traditional diet but very often they did not find the same ingredients or the products they were accustomed to like real bread or túró (curd cheese).The most memorable thing for many second and third generation Hungarians is the flavor of special food their mother or grandmother prepared. Our aim with this tour is to reveal their secret for you and if you send us the name of the dish or cake you crave for, we’ll get you the recipe.
- The cukrászda feeling
- Tasting things you don’t know but you want to try once
- The taste of real lángos
- Strictly Non-GMO fruits and vegetables (juicy tomato or organic strawberry)
- A list of simple food recipes that you can make at home
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
During this tour – confined to District 8, an exciting part of the city off the beaten tourist track – we’d like to show you and let you taste the things you can’t get in fancy restaurants but most probably they are the things your Mom or Grandma made.
We’ll start the tour in the tiny family-run Hámori Cukrászda (confectionary) in Horváth Mihály Square and taste the best krémes in town accompanied with a coffee and exchange dessert recipes. After a short walk we’ll end up at the Rákóczi tér market, much smaller and cosier than the touristy Main Market Hall, where we’ll go through all the sections including Lipóti bread and bakery products, the famous Vecsési sour cabbage and pickles section, Marika’s buffet with an array of breaded meat and vegetables, Krisztina’s lángos booth where you can see it in the making and taste it, the poultry section with chicken from the farm, goose and duck liver and finally the dairy section where you can buy túró or sour-cream by the dekagram. An extra on Fridays and Saturdays are the nénis (aunts) from the countryside selling their own products. Since we know the vendors, you will be welcome to taste things and ask them questions.
We’ll end the tour at the nearby Rákóczi Diner, a popular place frequented by a local clientele, where you can get real country-style dishes your Grandma may have made. The restaurant is run by a family and they specialize in dishes typical in Eastern Hungary.
Warning: please be hungry before we start this tour.
Included: a notebook, a souvenir pen, handouts, a coffee and cake at Budapest Cukrászda, a lángos at the market and a light lunch at the Rákóczi Étterem (Diner).
Note: Any of the five themed tours in our Discover Your Cultural Roots Series can be combined into one personalised tour tailored to your special interests and requests.