Most popular Romanian dishes


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Romanian cuisine is similar to Polish cuisine, but Romanians have several their own traditional and unique meals. Most of them were brought to Romania from the neighbour countries. Hence, many dishes came from Turkish, Austrian, Hungarian or Russian cuisines. Below, we present some of most popular meals in Romania.
Ciorba de burta – is a traditional Romanian soup with tripe and whitened cream.
Sarmale – a small cabbage or grape leaves rolls stuffed with rise, meat, mushrooms and pork fat. It is best served with mamalyga. This meal is considered to be a refined meal. The smaller - the better.
Mitetei or Mici is a mixed smashed meat, spiced and shaped in tiny rolls, then grilled. They are served with mamalyga or baked potatoes and mustard. It is a kind of Romanian kebab.
Mamalyga is a porridge or corn flour, boiled in water or milk. It has dense consistency. Sometimes, it is grilled after cooked. Usually, mamalyga is an additive to meat, but sometimes it is a seperate dish or appetizers. It is often served with sheep cheese, sour cream, garlic souce or fried egg.
Papanasi – is a traditional Romanian dessert in a shape of small ball. It is made with cottage cheese. It's poured with fruit souce or jam and sweet cream.
Placinta is a dessert – a batter filled with potato, sheep cheese, cabbage and so on. It is served as a starter, a seperate dish, but mostly they are bought in a roadside booth. It can be a great idea for breakfast or supper.
Covrigi – is a kind of yeast cake in a shape of a ring with fruit filling.
Zacusca – is a kind of spread or sauce made with various vegetables: peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, mushrooms. It is a great addition to sandwiches and dishes.

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