Hungarian food is often spicy, due to the common use of hot paprika. Sweet paprika is also common. Additionally, the combination of paprika, lard and red onions is typical of Hungarian cuisine, and the use of the thick sour cream called tejföl.
Hungarians are very proud of their sausages and winter salami. They are very spicy and tasty and they use them for many dishes.
There are many variations of the same dish, like the Hungarian hot fish soup called Fisherman’s Soup or halászlé, cooked differently on the banks of Hungary’s two main rivers: the Danube and the Tisza. Many times people gather to have competitions to decide who has the most delicious Fisherman’s Soup.
In Hungary you should try the famous goulash soup. It is made of meat, noodles, vegetables paprika and other spices. It is one of the symbols of the country. Foreigners sometimes mistake it with beef stew. Beef soup or pörkölt is made of les water and vegetables. It is a heavier dish.
For dessert grandmothers usually make stuffed pancakes or palacsinta. The country’s favorite sweet is called Somlói Galuska. It is a sponge cake with chocolate sauce decorated with whipped cream.