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Travel Guide: Romania Food & Drink

14th Mar 2016 2:00pm | By Editor

Heavily influenced by neighbouring Turkish, Hungarian, German & Slavic cuisine, Romania's food is hearty to say the least...

Food 

Soup (ciorbă) begins most Romanian meals for the adventurous amongst you try ciorbă de burtă - a tripe soup, for those who like to play it a bit safer there is ciorbă de perişoare - a vegetable & meatball soup or ciorbă de potroace a poultry and cabbage soup.

For mains try the sarmale - usually spiced pork & rice rolled in cabbage leaves however you can also get beef, sheep, poultry or fish. A pork stew with a spicy tomato sauce often topped with a runny fried egg known as Tochitură. Smoked sausages are also a speciality of the region known as cârnați afumați often flavoured with paprika, salt, cumin & garlic - they are rather delicious!

For something sweet try the Papanash with cow cheese & blueberries (Papanași cu brânză de vaci și affine) but there are also plenty of strudels, cakes & crepes (clătite) to be had also

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Drink

One of Europe's largest of wine producers the Romanian wine has some way to go to equal some of it's European counterparts. To drink like a true local try the ţuică - a plum brandy.

 

Water

The tap water is considered safe to drink however it may be best to stick to bottled water.


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