Enjoying Romanian food is one great aspect of traveling to Bucharest. But what if you could take these great dishes with you once you leave? A way to keep part of the taste of Bucharest cuisine with you is to learn the recipes in a 4 hours class.
Getting to Know the City
One option for the Romanian food class offered by Societe Gourmet starts with a tour of one of the oldest and largest fresh markets: Obor Market. You’ll get to see the fruits, vegetables and seasonal goads and even taste them.
After buying all the ingredients you’ll be ready to start cooking a 3-course meal. Don’t worry you won’t lose the recipes as they will send them to you via email, so you can replicate these dishes in your kitchen.
For the meal, you will be preparing you can choose to focus on Traditional Romanian food or the new cuisine.
Romanian Food Dishes You Should Learn to Cook
Some of the most incredible dishes you’ll certainly love and should try to learn how to cook include:
- Roasted Eggplant salad
- Ciorbă de burtă
- Ciorbă rădăuțeană
Sarmale is one of the most famous Romanian food. They are cabbage rolls stuffed with minced meat, rice, herbs, and other vegetables. There are many options across Romania on how to cook these with new or pickled cabbage or even grapevine leafs depending on the area. You should decide with the option to go for based on the one you like most after you taste one of each.
Mămăligă is a fatty buttery cornflower dish. It is commonly known as a shepherd dish and its best served hot with local cheese and sour cream.
Roasted eggplant salad is one of the common appetizers in Romanian food. They are also a great option for cooking them ahead of time. Many Romanian women roast the eggplants, skin and chop them and then keep them in their freezers.
When it’s time to serve just add some chopped onion or mayonnaise in the mix and the appetizer is all done.
Ciorbă de burtă (tripe soup) and Ciorbă Rădăuțeană (vegetable and chicken breast soup) are both sour soups that are traditionally served with sour cream.
For the tripe soup, there is an either you love it or you hate its concept, but almost everyone enjoys the Ciorbă rădăuțeană as it’s not too fatty and not too heavy.
Papanași are a kind of fried cheese doughnuts best served hot with sweet and sour cream and blueberry jam. It might not sound like the best Romanian food but you have to try their gummy texture first before you decide.
The sweetness of the dough mixes in perfectly with the sourness of the cream and the jam.
If you’d love to taste them more than learn to cook them you can book a spot on our Unhealthy food tour of Bucharest.
Lessons Learned That You Can Take Back With You
Bucharest offers numerous cooking classes of 3-4 hours that teach you how to create a 3-course meal of Romanian food. Depending on your taste you can choose to focus on the traditional dishes, the new cuisine or a blend of the two.
If you want our help in creating a private tour for your group that will include this learning experience you can reach us at [email protected]