This past weekend, I went to one of my Hungarian friend’s summer house for a short weekend getaway from the city and to enjoy some fantastic homemade Hungarian meals. I visited the summer house last year at the end of the season and it was a fantastic experience.
A whole day dedicated to eating, sleeping and relaxing. What could be better? For lunch we learned how to make szilva gomboc or plum dumplings. Essentially it’s a potato dumpling with a cinnamon sugared plum inside. I’m not a fan of sweet things as a main course item so it was a bit strange for me, but it was good.
We also had goulash soup (gulyásleves) and fruit soup (gyümölcsleves) as appetizers. A year later and fruit soup is still strange to me. It tastes so much more like a dessert than an appetizer. The goulash was delicious though – one of the best I’ve ever had. Yum!
After lunch, we lazed about, chatting and a few more adventurous individuals than me, headed into the stream for a swim. It was an extremely hot day. Before long, it was time to make lángos. It is essentially a deep fried dough with garlic sauce, sour cream and cheese on top. It sounds disgusting, but in practice is really good. Especially after a night out.
After learning how to make these two Hungarian delicacies, I’m looking forward to trying my hand at it on my own. It was a good day of eating and not doing too much. It was really nice to get out of the city for a bit as well. Everything was so calm and it was a great way to relax!