March 13, 2015

Fabulous Friday Flavour: The Search for the Great Goulash

So I have had a little of a Hungarian goulash obsession since Budapest – only because I have heard loads of people raving about it.

My goulash tally: 5 Goulashes in 4 days.

That averaged about 1.25 goulash a day. A perfect dish to be consumed on a cold, cold, cold day.

Rather than missing my own Fabulous Friday Flavour feature again this week (I am on the road once again), I decided that I would highlight all the fabulous authentic Hungarian goulashes I have tasted whist I was there.

I remember exactly where I had my goulash. My first taste was from an outdoor street cafe called The Casablanca – a pretty cosy place to chill as it has got a heater inside. I was even served a Hungarian Goulash whilst on the plane when we left Hungary – how awesome was that!

The Casablanca – an outdoor heated cafe

They all mostly tasted pretty good;  although I do have a personal preference for the thicker version, which was more of a stew rather than a watered, spiced soup. Here’s where you’ll drool:

Beef Goulash from The Casablanca
Goulash Buffet from The Sofitel Hotel
Watery Goulash from Central Market Hall, Budapest
Another goulash from Central Market Hall, Budapest served in a flat styrofoam plate
A serving of goulash in the plane

Made of Hungarian paprika powder, tomatoes, onions and some green pepper, the authentic goulash is essentially a beef dish. Potatoes and carrots are also being added and I have been told that it usually takes several hours to make a really good goulash.

It would be in my dish-to-try list. After all, I did buy all the necessary ingredients to create that goulash perfection. Until then, I thought I’ll get you started with a traditional recipe found on an oven glove- if you can figure it out!


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  1. This is the type of food that fills the tummy & the soul. We found the perfect goulash but they would not give out the recipe no matter how much begging…lol.

    • Ann Grubbs 'n Critters

      it is soooo good! Seems like it’s a famliy secret recipe or something. I’m going to give the recipe a shot and see how it goes. Will definitely share it if it is good enough! 🙂

  2. Gen

    Oooooh, I love a good stew! I’m so hungry now and ya, beef. Love beef! Your photos are so enticing.


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