Typical Hungarian food is heavy on dairy, cheese and meat, similar to that of neighbouring Czech, Polish, and Slovak cuisines. Hungarian food is often quite hot (spicy)! Chicken, pork and beef are common, while turkey, duck, lamb, fish and game are also eaten but not as frequently (mostly on special occasions). Hungarian wines are famous and wine-tasting should not be missed!
Budapest is the country’s food capital with international cuisine and fine dining, but you can find many good restaurants with terraces to sit, eat and drink almost anywhere in the countryside. A typical meal costs EUR 8 and upwards, while you can get a pizza, kebab or other fast food for EUR 3 to 5. International cuisine is available in cities and towns, while smaller villages are more likely to offer Hungarian food.
Lángos (in the picture) is a very popular holiday food among Hungarians that comes in different flavours. You can find it almost everywhere on the shores of Lake Velence and Lake Balaton.
Don’t forget to try it out during your stay in Hungary!