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Csülök Pork Knuckle in Budapest, Hungary


Oktoberfest is about eating and feasting. With ice cold beer! With lots of festival food like sausages, mustard, home-made pickled mixed vegetables called 'csalamádé', pickled paprika. In Hungary, the festive food other than the Hungarian Kolbasz, I like this pork knuckle and in Hungarian it is called 'Csülök'.

A pretty cute name when you have to pronounce it like 'chur-lurk', you have to hold your lips in a special shape :-o to say it.

I remembered when Rose was here in Budapest for the visit, it was closed to the end of winter and there were Hungarian sausages. She just ordered the sausages without those slices of bread to go with it. And Zsolt being a true-born Hungarian thought that it was 'brutal' to eat the sausages alone without bread :) That's how much cultural differences goes to say about how we eat.

The Hungarians eat the Sült kolbász usually with mustard and a side dish of pickled (sometimes that side can be cabbage soaked in vinegar and it has been preserved for days). The most common of this side (called 'Savanyúság') is the cucumber (uborka) and it can also range from peppers, cherry peppers, sauerkraut to beets and pickled fruits. To be really honest, I personally don't like these 'Savanyúság' and I avoid it all the time. 

The McDonald's in Hungary even localized the burger to one called 'Retro Burger' and it is available in the summer season. It is packed with these pickled mixed vegetables and of course the classic 'beef' patty, and oh gosh! It was one of the crazy burger choices I've ever made...

Csülök Pork Knuckle in Budapest, Hungary Reviewed by Zannnie on 4:12:00 PM Rating: 5
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