Budapest is best for...

Traditional dishes: Take the time to sample traditional Hungarian dishes such as goulash, chicken paprika and stuffed cabbage

Sweet treats: Head to coffee houses and cafes to sample a delicious Hungarian cake or pastry with a cup of coffee

Food markets: Budapest's largest indoor market - the Central Market Hall - has stalls filled with cheeses, meats and caviar

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Budapest is Hungarian

Currency: The currency used in Budapest is the Hungarian Forints

Local time: Budapest is 1 hour behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Budapest's main airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

Hungary has had an interesting and eclectic past, and it’s reflected in the local cuisine. The food may have weird and wonderful names but much of it’s made from different forms of meat, vegetables and potato.

Goulash is the most well-known of all the Hungarian foods, which you may see written as Gulyas on a menu. Soup, cooked in a huge cast iron pan known as a bogracs, has always been popular, while lecso (onions, peppers, meat and a generous serving of paprika) is so popular here there’s an annual festival dedicated to it.

There’s one guarantee when it comes to Hungarian food, you won’t go hungry.