3 Hungarian Dishes to Try This Year

Cherry soup
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Although it isn’t necessarily popular around the world, Hungarian cuisine is really delicious and it’s made up of lots of meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, bread, and dairy products. If you’re an adventurous eater and a cook who likes to try lots of new recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out the following three dishes so you can get a taste of Hungary for yourself.


Let’s start with something super unique and interesting: meggyleves, which is a sour cherry soup. It’s made with sour cream, sugar, and fresh whole sour cherries. It’s slightly sweet and served chilled, making it a great dish for summer. In fact, it’s considered a summer delicacy in many European countries.

Csirke Paprikass

Translated to English as chicken paprikash, csirke paprikass is one of the most classic Hungarian dishes. It’s a staple of home cooking and it requires few ingredients, making it a great place to start if you want to experiment with making Hungarian cuisine at home for the first time.

Hortobagyi Palacsinta

A savory Hungarian crepe filled with meat, hortobagyi palacsinta is basically a chicken stew (prepared similar to paprikash) rolled into a crepe. It’s super yummy and satisfying, with lots of flavors to satisfy you.