If you ask foreigners about typical Hungarian dishes, the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be Goulash soup. But it is also worth mentioning lángos, also known to many foreigners and, as it turns out, is even sold at a Christmas market in London.
On 27 November, the Advent season began and the first candles were lit on the Advent wreath. As Christmas approaches, an increasing number of locations are opening their Christmas markets, and the bustling British capital of London is no exception.
In London, the Winter Wonderland Christmas market is taking place in Hyde Park, and Sophie Foster, a travel news reporter, visited the fair and wrote about her experience for the Daily Star.
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Besides mulled wine, ice attractions and even a virtual reality roller coaster at the Christmas market, a famous Hungarian dish called Lángos is also joining the race for customers’ wallets. According to the reporter, she loved the traditional Hungarian dish. Delicious; if you see it then definitely try it!”, Sophie Foster wrote.
Langos, a typical Hungarian food, is a deep fried flatbread where the dough is made of water or milk, yeast, flour and salt.
The price of lángos at Christmas markets can vary between 2000 and 6000 forints (EUR 5-14), depending on the topping.
There are various toppings for it: while earlier it was only sour-cream and grated cheese, now even Nutella cream, cabbage or meat can be served as topping. Lángos can be found at almost every Christmas market in Hungary and it is a very popular dish during the summer, with people eating it on the beaches of the popular Hungarian lakes.
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