If you travel to Hungary, you have to have try goulash. Goulash, Hungary’s national dish, is a beef and vegetable stew flavoured with paprika, also Hungary’s national spice. In the 9th century, shepherds used to make this stew and pack them in the stomachs of sheep while travelling. But you don’t have to eat it that way.
We dined at a local restaurant called Budapest Bisztro.
With a friend from the States, we decided to try out this restaurant. Apparently, the goulash is one of the best in Budapest.
The beef was quite soft, which is not usually the case when you buy meat at the grocery store. And the stew was quite flavorful. You can add as little or as much paprika to flavor your stew. Prof ordered the salmon. I thought the salmon was cut pretty small, but after our Hungarian language instructor said that fish is very pricey in a landlocked country, it made a lot of sense.
Prof ordered the salmon. I thought the salmon was cut pretty small, but after our Hungarian language instructor said that fish is very pricey in a landlocked country, it made a lot of sense. I think I would have preferred Prof’s dish over mine, but I am glad to have tried Hungary’s popular national dish.
Meanwhile, Piano Man ordered this pasta dish, and he ate it up! That made us very happy to see him eat so well.
The goulash dish costs 1750 HUF (about $6.35), which can be pricey for college students. But if you are looking for one the best, come and eat at Budapest Bistro.
By the way, if you don’t believe me, you can get free shuttle service to and from your hotel to dine at their establishment! Now that’s customer service.
Website: Budapest Bistro
Address: H-1054 Budapest, Vécsey utca 3.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM till 12:00 midnight
Weekends and Holidays from 9:00 AM till 12:00 midnight
Phone Number: +36 1 783 0788