While traveling I am not a “foodie” per se. That doesn’t mean I don’t look forward to meals when traveling, I just don’t travel to locations to visit a certain chef’s restaurant nor do I even visit the “it” restaurant in town.
I do, however, love local traditional cuisine and that is what I search out.
On my latest trip I had Gulaschsuppe in Innsbruck . . . three times,
I added an absolutely amazing potato/cabbage salad. Oh my god, this salad was so good! But then so was the soup and beer 🙂
And when in Budapest I just had to try the local version for a comparison. The broth of this soup was wonderful and was extremely good for dunking the bread that came with it 🙂
Goulash soup is a beef based soup with tomatoes, caraway and paprika! In Germany and Austria the broth is a little thicker and usually contains small chunks of beef and potato in equal portions.
Gulyasleves in Budapest has a thinner broth with a little beef and TONS of potatoes and carrots! Yah, vegetables.
I still love Gulaschsuppe, Gulyasleves or Goulash Soup even after 5 servings in 2 weeks. They were all so good and I can’t say one was better than the other.
All I can say is the German version just holds a very special spot in my heart!