Romanian cuisine: photos, dishes and recipes of national cuisine of Romania

Romanian cuisine

Romanian cuisine

The cuisine of Romania is a distinctive and varied cuisine that has developed under the influence of the gastronomic traditions of the Ugric and Slavic peoples..

National cuisine of Romania

In Romania, mamalyga is often prepared - steeply cooked corn porridge, which is fried, supplemented with various additives, made from it for light snacks and puddings. The pride of Romanian cuisine is sour chorba stews, which are meat, vegetable, with egg-sour cream and flour dressing, and are also acidified with brine, kvass or kefir. An important role in the country is given to vegetable dishes - cabbage rolls wrapped in grape or cabbage leaves (sarmale); mashed beans; tomatoes, which begin with cheese, rice, and meat. Meat in the country is used in all forms, so it is worth trying liver shish kebab (frigerui), giblet stew (tokitura), cutlets fried on coals with mustard (mititei).

Popular Romanian dishes:

  • “chorbya da vacuca tsaranyaska” (chorba with vegetables, which is cooked in beef broth);
  • “chulama” (a dish of vegetables, mushrooms, meat and flour sauce);
  • “tokana” (meat stewed with onions, as an addition to which tomato sauce acts);
  • “stufat” (roast meat with the addition of onion dressing);
  • “bruy” (cheese pie).

Where to taste the national cuisine?

In the menu of Romanian restaurants, it is not problematic to find traditional dishes that are distinguished by their flavor and calorie content. As for the entertainment program, many of them delight their guests with live music in the evening and at night..

In Bucharest, take a look at “Count dracula” (the restaurant specializes in Romanian cuisine with an emphasis on meat with blood; it is decorated in the style of the Bran castle and has 3 halls - hunting, medieval or Transylvanian), in Brasov - in “Batoiul Sasului” (this gastronomic establishment consists of a bar and 2 cafes, and offers to taste Romanian dishes, interesting salads and snacks, as well as collection wines), in Constanta - in “La Fattoria” (you can taste the national cuisine in this restaurant, famous for its vegetable side dishes, seafood dishes, Romanian wines).

Cooking courses in Romania

Everyone is offered to cook Romanian dishes as part of a group of participants in culinary courses in “Societe Gourmet Cooking Classes” in Bucharest. It should be noted that in Romania there are “Mobile Cooking”: those interested in this news are offered to travel around the country in order to study the local cuisine (they are waiting for master classes in which Romanian delicacies will be prepared).

A visit to Romania can be combined with the Festival of dry sausages in pleshka (October, Berka village) and the International Gastronomic Festival (June, Kovsna county).


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