Four of us took a tour on May 8, 2013 and Judith was our tour guide. (Sorry if I spell it wrong!) Firstly, my expectation was quite high as one of us keep complaining about the price and three of us were foodies.!!! The result was satisfactory and everyone was happy.
We started the tour with a shot glass of Unicum (local Plum liquor) and learnt more about its history. Then Judith took us to taste the Logos (Deep fry pastry with sour cream and cheese on top, we were told that was a local dish). It was our new experience and it was a good way to learn how local people eat. We did enjoy it and had fun.
After that we had meat and cheese tasting, before walking around the market to see other parts. Judith told us which paprika we should buy and not to pick the mass production one. We learnt quite a lot from the market but most importantly, we saw real hungarian life style and that what we want.
Next, Judith took us to unique butcher shop which sold the hot food, and we had duck leg & cabbage, sausages, soups and salad. The great thing about this place was we had to stand to eat our food as there was no chair for customer. Surprisingly, we found it was fun to do it.
Furthermore, we stopped at fantastic local chocolate shop, candy factory and pastry shop. The end of the tour we had 3 different wine to taste (Rose', White and Red - they all were Hungarian) near the park.
It was a nice place to sit and relax at the end.
Judith was good and knowledgeable. The tasting portion was generous and in fact you can ask to try more or to have something else if you want to. You do not have to stick with the food that guide pick for you.
To sum up, I read other comments and just want to point out couple things for you:
1) if you are vegetarian - I suggest you to ask for a private tour just for your group, you might have to pay more but it is for your own comfort.
2) if you are looking for intense cooking knowledge, perhaps cooking class might suite you better than this tour as this tour will give you only general information of hungarian culinary.
3) Tous costs about £56pp, and it might be quite expensive for someone but i think it worth it.
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