“The central characteristic of the Romanian cuisine is its great variety.
It is a cuisine influenced by repeated waves of different cultures: the ancient Greeks, with whom Romanians traded; the Romans, who gave the country its name; the Saxons, who settled in southern Transylvania; the Turks, who for centuries dominated Romania; as well as Slavic and Magyar neighbors. All of these influences gradually blended into the varied and delicious Romanian culinary tradition” (Nicolae Klepper — Taste of Romania)
While visiting Romania, tasting the local food is a must and we strongly believe that the Romanian cuisine, with its finest ingredients, delicious meals and tasty wines, becomes unforgettable for those who try it for the first time. Get to know the more delicious recipes: Romanian boeuf salad, Sweet Pepper Salad, Sour Meatball Soup, Romanian Style Polenta (Mamaliga) with cheese and sour cream, Tripe Soup – served with garlic and hot chilli peper and vinegar, Chicken Soup with homemade noodles, Bean Soup with hocks, Lamb haggis, Stuffed Bell Peppers, Fried fish with garlic sauce, Romanian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (sarmale), grilled traditional sausages (Mititei), Romanian Pork Cordon Bleu, Walnut panetone (Cozonac). Without a shadow of a doubt, all of these are simply tasty.
The national drink is the double-distilled tuica, usually made out of plums, but also with apples and pears; or a stronger variant which is called palinca. Both are homemade, as are the visinata, made from cherries, and the afinata, made from blueberries. Beer is popular and there is a large variety of lagers (bere blonda) and brown ales (bere neagra), usually sold in bottles. Regarding wines, Romania is the ninth largest producer of wine worldwide and the wide variety is much appreciated for the strength and the delicious bouquet. Many Romanians make their own wine still using traditional fermentation methods, without any chemicals. Romania has plenty of mineral water springs, and there are a lot of bottled water brands and many people also go to public springs and fill their own bottles. The gastronomy varies from one region to another, but all of them have the same common characteristic: delicious. Romanian cuisine has been influenced and enriched by many different cultures with which it had come into contact, but it also maintains its own unaltered character – the delicious Romanian culinary tradition, with a surprising abundance of spices and flavors.
Get ready to break the limits of your imagination when it comes to the richness and variety of taste found in the amazing romanian cuisine.