Lot of people heard about the famous Hungarian Goulash soup. Every person who visits Budapest must try this delicious meal.

But what is the story of Goulash soup? Well, the word “Gulyas” means “Herdsman” who was the person taking care of large group of cattles. You may think that Goulash soup was easily made from the meat of beef cattle but actually that’s not the truth. The origin of Goulash soup can be traced back to the 19th century. It was a popular meal amongst poor farmers. As the farmers were very poor people and the meat costed a fortune, Goulash soup was never really made from beef in the past. Then what exactly Goulash was made from? Well, the main ingredients of Goulash soup was Hungarian pepper, onion and lot of potato and noodles. So actually today’s Goulash soup is a modern creation of the traditional version. But to be honest, today’s Goulash soup spiced up with delicious beef is one of the most famous meals in our country. You must taste it!

Goulash soup at Toldi's Restaurant

Goulash soup at Toldi’s Restaurant

We have found a great place called Toldi’s Restaurant where you can taste the most typical Hungarian dishes in affordable prices. The restaurant is owned by a very cute and friendly couple who are welcoming guests serving traditional dishes and desserts.
Address: 1015 Budapest, Batthiányi street 14. (1st district).
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11.00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Pancake at Toldi's Restaurant

Pancake at Toldi’s Restaurant

Tip: the Restaurant is located near Castle Hill. After a great lunch you can continue your trip by walking up to Buda Castle. Below you’ll find my Google map for your convenience.