Day 25 – Hungarian food

I’m still in Budapest, and as I’ve been here before and seen the main sights, a lot of my new things are likely to be food-related. There’s no denying food is a really easy way to get something ticked off my list: my travel is mainly motivated by food (actually, most of my life is), so it’s fair to say I’ve put the practice in. With that being said, I don’t want to rely on food to provide my daily new-trition: it’s part of the travelling experience, but at home, it can be too easy.

Today’s first new nosh – stuffed cabbage at the Central Market Hall. This was…interesting. I can’t say any of us were taken with it. The cabbage was stuffed with mince and rice, was slightly sour, and was served with potatoes, sausage, and sauerkraut. Good hearty stuff, but I don’t think I’ll be repeating it.

It was hard to take a good picture of.

Next, after a suitable amount of time walking in the cold, it was time to try something sweet. I’d read about Dobos torte last time I came to Budapest but never had a chance to try it, well today was my day. We found the suitably classy Gerbeaud, whose beautiful interiors I couldn’t seem to get a good picture of, but whose cakes looked absolutely heavenly. The Dobos was beautiful, layers of light sponge and chocolate buttercream, with a crips caramel on top. Oh, this was seriously good.

The Dobos torte is front.

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