Yesterday we had some cold fruit soup (Hideg gyümölcsleves). It’s a traditional dish here in Hungary, typically made from whatever fruit is in season, with or without wiped creme however you prefer it. It’s usually served as a first course, followed by a flavorful entrée, but sometimes in a hot summer day it is all you need. When in Hungary in summer time, it’s a must! Yummy! ;P
Some of you were wondering if I could recommend some good restaurants in the city. The truth is that I’m really not an expert on the subject. The reason is simple the fact that, since I was born in Budapest I still have friends and family here. Most days we enjoy some old fashion home cookedHungarian food with friends and family. We don’t want to hurt anybody's feelings by eating out all the time.
However I can tell you that the best restaurants are often the simpler, less fashionable restaurants with genuine Hungarian cousin. If the design, the view and a food is equally important to you than you should try chic Cyrano restaurant on Kristóf tér or beautiful Onyx on Vörösmarty tér. These are the 2 posh restaurants that I actually been to and can recommend. Onyx in a well-known gourmet restaurant but little uptide. You do need to book a table and they have a dress code. Nevertheless the food is undeniably fantastic. My favorit is still Cafe Vian on Liszt Ferenc tér. The menu is wide with starters, soups, salads, main courses, all types of beverages and desserts and the service is very friendly. If you like mojito this is the place for you ;) I’m more familiar with Confectionery, Cafes & Tearooms and I already made a post about a cuple of them.
Yesterday we enjoyed yet another day in Szentendre. We had lunch at a popular restaurant by the river. This is a simple yet genuine restaurant with excellent Hungarian food on the menu andliveHungarian folk music. The atmosphere is familiar and very peaceful with views overlooking river Donau. I love this food :) the kind of food my grandmother use to make. The food you grew up with....do you still love it ?
Yesterday we took a little trip to the countryside around Budapest for a nice change of scenery. St. Andrews is a beautiful little village, not more than 40 minutes far from Budapest. The village is most known for its art and handicrafts. We walked the narrow cobbled streets, had some lunch and ice-cream and picked up spice paprika. It was a lovely day but must admit a very hot one. Days like this I wish I was soaking somewhere in a swimmingpool. Today we might head back to . St. Andrews for some more shopping and some fish soup (Hungarian: halászlé ) which is a hot soup prepared with mixed river fish, a very popular dish in Hungary and characteristic cuisines around the River Danube.
Today finally a wonderful cool breeze exchanged the sultry heat. We ha a nice walk down Kiraly street and found another jam in the city. This lovely coffee house is also a boutique where you can buy delicates, scented candles, pottery and other home décor. I love this place mostly because of its fantastic outdoor seating in a delightful and tranquil surrounding. Defiantly worth a visit! I know I’ll be back! ;)