Showing posts with label Hungary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hungary. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dinner At Beef Heaven

We did have a couple of extravagant dinners in Budapest. This was one of them - Beef Heaven, a steakhouse. The thing that looks like a scallop is risotto. The steak was tender and tasted very good. We deserved this after all the extra work of the embassy opening.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Wednesday Dinner

We ate somewhere that had a lot of food and wasn't close to the castle district. Much better tasting, better service, and better prices.

Outside The Castle

The castle was crowded, so I only walked around the outside. It was a beautiful day.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Castle Break

Not really any inexpensive lunch places near the castle, so stopped at a little dessert place and had a lemonade and a cheesecake.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Margaret Island Gardens

I feel Margaret Island is one of those places people think are for tourists but are actually for locals. Lots of dogs on and off leash. Not really anything to -do- except walk, bike, run. Beautiful gardens. It's green space for the city.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Videos Of Margaret Island Fountain

Being on my own, I wandered a bit around Budapest while Andreas was tied up in meetings. Went to Margaret Island and explored. I got to know the public transport system in Budapest pretty well, too!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dessert And Parting Gift

At our last stop, on the edge of the Jewish quarter, we had crepes and coffee. We also received paprika paste so we could make our own gulash. I was happy about that, because I bought about six more tubes to take home...

Modern Gulash

This place was a rather modern bistro, but the host told us this was the place with the most authentic gulash in town. So we had some.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


The classic Hungarian flatbread dish is called langos. The dough is fried and then cold cheese and sour cream (and whatever other toppings) are piled onto it, then folded so they melt-ish. Tasted pretty good, but was HUGE. We got this from a street vendor behind the cathedral.

Gourmet Shopping Mall

This alley in Budapest was pretty obviously a high class tourist trap. But it had good food. Which is why the tour led here. We tried various condiments, sausages, and cheeses. Along with the local rakia. They were all excellent and artisanal. And expensive. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


We walked through the square with the WWII memorial and the holocaust memorial during the food tour.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Begin The Food Tour

This was the meeting place for the food tour I took in Budapest while Andreas was stuck in conference. The policeman is some kind of landmark in Budapest. Anyway, first stop was just down the block - a placinta place. Not sure of the name in Hungarian. There were lots and lots of flavors, and we got to taste several. They make them right in front of you. Tasted good, too.