Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hungry for Hungarian

Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, cheeses and honey. Recipes are based on centuries of old traditions around spicing and preparation methods. Hungarian or Magyar cuisine is the cuisine characteristic of the nation of Hungary and its primary ethnic group, the Magyars.

Scrapbook like menu ;)

Upon entering I asked for the menu as I am eager to find out what's in store for us, and lo and behold.. I was given a scrapbook. The scrapbook serves as their unique menu for guest which has the picture and description of the food. I find it very personal as guest, I have been to other restaurants but I never found a menu like this, one of it's kind :)

Magyar refillable ice tea - P65

We started off with breads. They gave out us 4kinds of breads namely Old Country Style Loaf, Chili Cheese Loaf, Cumin Roll and Soft Roll served with butter.

Langos - P110

Then came the appetizer, Langos, deep fried potato bread topped with sour cream, garlic and cheese. This is a popular merienda in Hungary as well as bordering countries. The name comes from the Hungarian word "lang" which means flame. (this is a very delicious merienda!)

Beef (P260) & Szekely (P285)

Goulash is known as the Hungarian specialty all over the world. Magyar serves a variety of this soup: beef, lamb, szekely (pork & sauerkraut), seafood and mushroom. The last two are not authentic Hungarian versions however these are available for those who prefer fish and vegetables dishes over meat. The ones that we tried were beef and szekely.

Stuffed Chicken - P295

Lamb Paprika

Chicken Paprika - P320

Now we are off to the main dishes. We tried 3 of their main dishes namely, Lamb Paprika, Chicken Paprika and Stuffed Chicken. The paprika dishes are served with paprika sauce drizzled with sour cream, served with spaetzle and lecso. The Stuffed Chicken has chestnut stuffing served with sauerkraut nd roasted potatoes. (yummy!)

Gundel Palacsinta (Gundel Crepe) P189

And last but not the least, here comes dessert! It's my favorite crepe! But in Magyar, its called Palacsinta, its the Hungarian word for crepe/pancake. This Hungarian favorite contains chocolate, oranges, raisins and walnuts. A sweet flavor to end the evening.

We were all full to the brim. Writing late food blog post makes me crave for what i'm writing. Haha! Make's me more hungry for Hungarian!

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Magyar Hungarian Restaurant
G/F, Unit 3 Mega Center Paseo de Magallanes, San Antonio St., Brgy. Magallanes
Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel. (02) 853-1397

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