The Goulash Project


Goulash (Hungarian: gulyás) is a soup or stew of meat, noodles and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating within the historical Hungarian ethnic area, goulash is also a popular meal in and in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. It is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country.

When I first visited Hungary many years ago, I tasted one of the best goulash ever in a small cafe next to the outdoor Ice rink in the City Park (Varosligeti Mujegpalya). Unfortunately, the building along the ice rink has since been renovated and so the cafe has disappear with the demolition. I have since try many goulash around the city and yet find one that is near as good as the one in that small cafe.

So I’ve decided to do ‘The Goulash Project’. The aim of this project is to try every single goulash in Budapest and to write about it. If possible, I will ask the cook/ chef about their goulash and their advice to cook the perfect Hungarian goulash.

If you like to get involved with my goulash project, please contact me via my web-site or e-mail me at [email protected]