Part II: 25 Foods You Should Try In Europe

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NOTE: If you missed part one, click here. I traveled to the 8 countries, so this post will not cover all of Europe.

Are you a foodie?
Do you love fresh food?
Do you love desserts?

…..If you answered yes to any, well, this is a great post for YOU!

Of course there are many things you could try, but here are my favorites. And when I say ‘favorite’, I mean I enjoyed it so much that I would like to replicate it in my kitchen.

 

DENMARK

While I was in Copenhagen for a 7-hour layover, I stopped by Papirøen, which is a warehouse filled with street food vendors serving a variety of cuisines.

Restaurant Name: Pølse
Location: Papirøen (Copenhagen Street Food), from the airport 30 minutes by train

Roasted potatoes with bacon and spicy mayo

Roasted potatoes with bacon and spicy mayo

Restaurant Name: Sweet Food
Location: Papirøen, 30 minutes by train from the airport
Creme brulee doughnut with vanilla ice cream

Creme brulee doughnut with vanilla ice cream


GERMANY

Restaurant Name: Restaurant Jolly
Location: Berlin, Mitte area (near Friedrichstrasse & Friedrichstrain Bahnhof station)
Dim Sum Mix served in a bamboo basket

Dim Sum Mix served in a bamboo basket – filled with pork, vegetables and shrimp. It was so good, I came back twice!

Noodle soup with roasted duck

Also from Restaurant Jolly. Noodle soup with roasted duck. This soup contains fresh basil, fresh coriander and spring onions. Very flavorful and simply delicious!

Restaurant Name: House of Small Wonder
Location: Berlin, Mitte area (near Oranienburger Straße station)

Chiffon cake served with a side of whipped cream

Chiffon cake served with a side of whipped cream. Light and fluffy! 

Restaurant Name: Ristorante dell’Arte
Location: Berlin, Alt-Trepow (near Treptower Park station)

Tagliatella pasta with a white mushroom sauce and beef

Tagliatella pasta with a white mushroom sauce and beef. Along with this meal, I had a side of salad and glass of white wine, Frizzantino (not shown)

Restaurant Name: Unknown (a friend brought me here)
Location: Berlin

Potatoes with mustard, sunny-up egg and a fat meatball

This is a Berliner dish. Potatoes with mustard, sunny-up egg and a fat meatball (a mix of pork and beef).

Restaurant Name: Fischkutter (KaDeWe, 6th floor)
Location: Berlin, Mitte (near Augsburger Str. station)

Swordfish (schwertfisch) fillet with 2 sauces

Swordfish (schwertfisch) fillet with 2 sauces and a side of yummy salad


HUNGARY

Restaurant Name: Cirkusz
Location: Budapest, District VII/Erzsébetváros (near Blaha Lujza tér metro)

After eating my first chocolate croissant at Cirkusz, I ate so many after that. Best eaten when the chocolate filling is very warm.

Photo Credit: Bindi

Restaurant Name: Stex
Location: Budapest, Palace District (near Rákóczi tér metro)
Housemade gnocchi with ham strips and creamy spinach

Housemade gnocchi with ham strips and creamy spinach

Restaurant Name: Darshan Udvar Étterem
Location: Budapest, Palace District
Goulash soup with beef, potatoes and carrots

Goulash soup with beef, potatoes and carrots

Restaurant Name: N/A
Location: Megyer (a population of 18; 2 hours from Budapest)
pasta and vegetable soup

I was in Megyer with a group from Nomadness Travel Tribe and we were served homemade food by an older man. He was so warm and very hospitable even though he could not speak a word of English. This is a pasta and vegetable soup.

Pasta with potatoes and beef in a tomato-based stew

Pasta with potatoes and beef in a tomato-based stew


CROATIA

Restaurant Name: Restaurant Bruschetta
Location: Zadar
Fresh seabass fillet with prawns and polenta in a tomato-based sauce

Fresh seabass fillet with prawns and polenta in a tomato-based sauce

Panna Cotta served with berries and whipped cream in the middle

Also from Bruschetta. Panna Cotta served with berries and whipped cream in the middle


SLOVENIA

Restaurant Name: Park Restaurant and Cafe
Location: Bled (next to Hotel Park facing Lake Bled)
Bled Cream Cake

The famous Bled Cream Cake. It’s rich and fluffy. Not too sweet.

Restaurant Name: Robba
Location: Ljubljana
Gnocchi with fried fish and vegetables

Gnocchi with fried fish (cannot remember the name) and vegetables in a sauce

Krpice pasta with duck and a side of sauteed vegetables

Also from Robba. Krpice pasta with duck and a side of sauteed vegetables. Great flavors!


AUSTRIA

Restaurant Name: Gerstner
Location: Vienna, Innere Stadt (near Karlsplatz station)
Sachertorte

This famous cake is called Sachertorte. It’s rich and just sweet enough.

Restaurant Name: Bangkok
Location: Vienna, Mariahilf (near Kettenbrückengasse station)

Fried rice noodles with a variety of vegetables and seafood (fresh mussels, prawns and calamari)

Fried rice noodles with a variety of vegetables and seafood (fresh mussels, prawns and calamari)

Restaurant Name: Nautilus Fischrestaurant
Location: Vienna, inside Naschmarkt (Mariahilf)

This was the only restaurant where I enjoyed literally every thing I was served to the fullest.
Fresh white bread with the BEST bread dipping oil

Fresh white bread with the BEST bread dipping oil ever!!! 

Chili mashed potatoes with wild-caught anglerfish (rospo) fillet and a side of mixed leaf salad

Chili mashed potatoes with wild-caught anglerfish (rospo) fillet and a side of mixed leaf salad. The salad contains spring onions, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and a light dressing.


NETHERLANDS

Restaurant Name: Saense Lelie
Location: Zaandijk, Zaanse Schands area (near Koog-Zaandijk station)
Freshly made Stroopwafel

Freshly made Stroopwafel!!! It’s a waffle made from 2 thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle

Restaurant Name: Little V
Location: Den Haag (The Hague) in Chinatown
Pho soup

Pho soup

Bánh xèo, a savory pancake

This is called Bánh xèo, which is a savory pancake (made out of coconut milk) filled with shrimp, grilled pork and bean sprouts. To eat this, you combine the romaine lettuce with your choice of fresh herbs and vegetables. Comes with a fish sauce. Very messy to eat but trust me when I say it’s delicious!


Hopefully I have inspired you to try some of these foods.

Have you tried any?

If you’ve traveled to Europe or reside there, what is the BEST meal you’ve been served? Comment down below! 

2 thoughts on “Part II: 25 Foods You Should Try In Europe

    1. Cool! I wanted to try some actual Danish food but not enough time and I didn’t see anything that appetizing at Papiroen. I’m sure I saw rugbrød.

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