Budapest Part 2

If you haven’t already read my part 1 blog post read it here!

Our 3rd day in the glorious city of Budapest was upon us and we started the day off with our usual market breakfast of fruit, pastries and cakes. We set off to the river side and parliament building for more bimblings in the muggy heat. The sun refused to come out to play on this day!

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Before we knew it it was time to eat again, and we headed to a modern looking restaurant with a huge garden we’d spotted the day before called Bordo Bisztro. We had three courses and a cocktail each for less than £5 each (still can’t get over the value you can get in Hungary).

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To start I had cold cucumber and mint soup which was creamy, garlicky and delicious. My sister had warming Goulash soup. All washed down with a Mojito and Bloody Mary.

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The best Bloody Mary I have ever had –  heavy on the Tabasco, vinegar and vodka.

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For main I went for griddled herbed chicken, veggies and rice.

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And my sister opted for pork skewers on sweet potato cake.

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All tasty dishes that filled the bellies! 

The best course however was definitely pudding…

Gooey chocolate cake with an orange marmalade sauce.

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With bellies full and our pockets not much lighter for it we headed to the Central Market to gawp at more food!

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The market had the most amazing array of meats, cheese, spices (namely Hungarian paprika and saffron), pickles, fruit, pastries and other non-food goods that we obviously had no interest in.

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How cute?!

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The top floor of the market had an array of traditional Hungarian eateries and cafes selling stews, hunks of cooked meat, potato dishes, and other typical Hungarian fair! Looked great but slightly pricey for Budapest.

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The moody view across the river outside the market…

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On our walk back to our apartment we came across the most wonderful ice cream place. Hungary is apparently famous for exporting lavender, and this little ice cream parlour used lavender and other herbs and spices in it’s ice cream to create taste sensations!

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On my cone I had dark chilli and chocolate ice cream, which was utterly rich, spicy and delicious, and vanilla and lavender which cooled down the chilli heat and was floral and wonderful.

I got a bit excited by my new found flavour combination!…

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And with that all gone, we headed back to the room to chill before going out for drinks later that evening.

We decided to go back to the Jewish Quarter area of Pest where we had been before. The first bar we stopped at played jazz music and had cute hats on the ceiling as lampshades.

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The next bar was a quick beer stop…

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And before we knew it we were back in Szimpla Kert from the previous night! We sat up stairs this time in one of the old gutted graffiti’d buildings.

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After many a drink, we walked home and may or may not have had a kebab on the way…… guilty.

Another great day in Budapest even with out the sunshine!

Thanks for reading! The final post of my trip will be up on Monday.

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