The food in Romania was great. When traveling in Europe, I find that if you want to find delicious, traditional food, you often need go no further than the train station. Granted, there will be large, traditional meals that are time consuming to cook, and for those you will want to observe the locals and see where they go. But the train station is always a great way to eat the same food the locals eat on a daily basis during their commute.
One of my favorites of the train station fare was “Lipie,” a traditional Romanian round bread. This one happened to have a cooked egg (sunny side up) on top of it. “Lipie ou si branza” is lipie bread with egg and branza, a type of sheep’s milk cheese. I ate them every time we passed by a food stand selling them.
One of the fabulous sit-down restaurants we did find, however, was St. George – which is actually a Hungarian Restaurant. Located in Lipscani (Old Town), it not only has great food, but a fabulous atmosphere. You can choose to sit outside and people watch in the busy Lipscani district (no cars allowed; it’s an outdoor pedestrian mall), or you can sit inside in a more intimate setting.
More food to come in later posts, as well…