A supper round up

Yesterday I was able to enjoy one of my favorite cuisines: Hungarian! Love the stuff.

Hideg Megglyeves or Chilled Cherry Soup

I have got to figure out how to make this stuff.

BTW… for my acquaintance in Detroit who years ago told me about the fantastic cherry beer at De Hemms, off of Shaftsbury on the edge of Chinatown… I stopped in during the day (I avoid going anywhere near the place in the evening because it seems to be the wrong sort of bar now – blech – but during the day it is normal). Sadly, they don’t have that anymore. I asked the bartender and he said they were trying to get some. Alas. Perhaps that is why I chose the cherry soup for a starter instead of the other great things on the menu. That and the fact that it is Friday.

Then Kapros Gombas Halgaluska or Fish Dumpling with dill and mushroom cream sauce

I enjoyed the red peppers on the table as well.

It is getting harder and harder to find Hungarian food, I believe. I may have to return to this place before I leave.

Today I plan to take in the War Rooms from World War II and perhaps the Transport Museum. Both have been on the list of Things To Do for the longest time and I never get to them. Later, an evening Mass and then supper out with a priest friend.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
This entry was posted in Fr. Z's Kitchen, On the road and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Cathy says:

    I found a recipe online with good reviews, looks pretty simple and sounds really good! http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/hungariansoups/r/tartcherry.htm

  2. Fiat Mihi says:

    If there weren’t so many Hungarians working at the Vatican churning out Hungarian translations of Church documents, there might be more Hungarian restaurants. : )

    Fr Z's Gold Star Award

  3. irishgirl says:

    That cold cherry soup sounds delicious!
    Fiat Mihi: Ha! That’s a good one! ; )

  4. Fiat Mihi:

    OOOOOoooo….. goooooood one!

  5. The Cobbler says:

    A personal friend of mine blogged the recipe for that soup almost a year ago: http://syzygyofworlds.blogspot.com/2011/06/hungarian-cold-cherry-soup.html She says it’s from longstanding family tradition but she’s also found it in a cookbook, so it’s quite probable that the same recipe was used if this was an authentic Hungarian restaurant.

    If you try your hand at it, you’ll have to give us a post and tell us how it turns out for you!

  6. BernadetteY says:

    I was married to a 2nd generation Hungarian and I think they have the best cuisines there are.

    I make Chicken Paprikash and Gouloush, although a different one than was posted. I also make potato/leek soup hot which is delicious.

    There is also a bread called lanqosh (sp) that is great, but I don’t know where to find it anymore. It is a favorite of the “peasants”, or least that was what I was told.

    Hungarian/Magyar food is great, not too heavy like some others. Lots of sauces and paparika.


  7. Supertradmum says:

    I have lived in England for over 12 years, going on 13 counting this extended stay, and I have never seen the War Rooms. Imagine such an oversight. I knew they were there when I lived in London, but need to do that. I hope, Father, you know about the beacons. I plan to watch some tomorrow night. Here is the link. There is an interactive map.


Comments are closed.