January 18, 2018

Gulaschsuppe, Gulyasleves or Goulash Soup

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 first ever trip to Germany, I absolutely fell in love with Gulaschsuppe (Goulash soup) and it is something I look forward to any time I am in Germany or Austria.

On my latest trip I had Gulaschsuppe in Innsbruck . . . three times,Goulash Soup Innsbruck Austria

This one I had it with a wonderful nice green salad.More Goulash Soup Innsbruck Austria

Salzburg once. Goulash Soup Stiegl Brewery Salzburg Austria

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 Budapest Hungary

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!


What type of food do you look for when traveling?  Any specialties that stick out?

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  7. Sailor says:

    I am not too much into food when I travel…but like you said I love to check out the local food wherever I go.

    You have some wonderful pictures of European food.
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  8. Denise says:

    my mother-in-law is Hungarian, and she served home made gulasch when I was at her house in Hungary last Christmas! However, she did put chicken heart in it…which I wasn’t so keen on
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  9. Andrea says:

    We searched for well over an hour today for this little hole in the wall restaurant our friends told us we must eat at while here in Bursa, Turkey – I’d say we’re tragic foodies, haha =)
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I don’t know if I’d last an hour but I would definitely try to find a restaurant recommended by a friend. Thats a funny story!

  10. jenjenk says:

    i nearly drowned myself in goulash in budapest. love that stuff!!!
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  11. My mother would make Hungarian goulash which was probably a mixture passed down from the German and Hungarian sides of the family
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I make a pretty mean goulash too! Bought some ‘real’ Hungarian paprika in Budapest so we’ll see if it makes any difference.

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  13. Laurel says:

    I wasn’t a fan of goulash soup until I tried it in Germany, but now I enjoy it, especially on a cold day.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      It is good and I am sure it would be awesome on a cold day. It wasn’t cool by any means when I was in Europe. The meals there are so much heavier than in the US, so when in Rome. . .

  14. Sophie says:

    Gulashsuppe in Innsbruck…..nom nom!
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  16. I look for whatever is the local delicacy. I wasn’t aware goulash was a big German thing. Thanks for the mouth-watering report!
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  17. Peter says:

    Thanks for this post. I really like the soups they looked so good. I even get hungry when I look at the photo’s.
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  18. Marlys says:

    This is my mother-in-law’s favourite dish that she prepares whenever we come to visit, winter, spring, summer or fall. But I think this is basically a winter dish.

  19. jade says:

    Love this style of soup… can’t wait for the colder days to come and I can’t make huge pots of soups!
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  20. Christina says:

    I love how you love the Gulaschsuppe! It’s very popular in Germany. Next time, try Gulasch mit Nudeln. Out of this world…
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Is that goulash with noodles? If so, I think I did have it but it came with spaetzle! Don’t even get me started on how much I love spaetzle 🙂

  21. I had goulash in Budapest once….and have never been able to find the same dish since! It is so delicious 🙂
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I bet its good. I didn’t have goulash in Budapest only the soup! I did have a couple dishes with paprika sauces though! They were super good too.

  22. Katherina says:

    I love Gulaschsuppe – my mom does a great one!!!
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  23. I would sell my own mother up a river for a terrine of goulash. Just sayin’. 🙂
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  24. Hey Debbie, though the dishes look absolutely fantastic, I am still having trouble pronouncing the names. The only German food I know is Pork Knuckles and sausages 🙂
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Ha ha, I don’t think I can pronounce the Hungarian version either! Pork knuckles and sausage are good to 🙂


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