Best food from Romania, Europe

Romania
February 22, 2017 11:23am CST
I wanted to talk today about the best food from my country Romania. Maybe you heard of it, maybe you didnt. It's a small country in Europe, a traditional one, near the Black Sea ( and if you ask if the Black Sea is really black, no it's not. It's actually green). Maybe you heard of us because of the protests of this month, because we are fighting corruption, and indeed we're not winning this time. Anyway, let's talk about the think that romanians are best at: cooking. We have so many traditional food and drinks, you surely may have eaten some of them. We have stuffed cabbage rolls , ''mici'' that are some beef rolls on grill, polenta with like everything ( cheese, sour cream, milk, jam) , some food that is specific for funerals named ''coliva'' ( funny thing, is a desert), and as drinks ''tuica'' named firedrink. I assure you, two shots of that and you'll sleep, and our traditonal wines. Hope I didn't bored you, but I think the world is better with every country's traditional food!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
22 Feb 17
Romania is also well known as the home of Vlad the Impaler, who gave rise to the legend of vampires.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
Well I live in the heart of Transilvania ;) Near the Castle of Dracula
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
22 Feb 17
@bichih2o I have always fancied visiting that castle.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
@Asylum it's beautiful but way smaller than it looks in the pictures :)
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@louievill (19682)
• Philippines
22 Feb 17
What will happen if I just take one shot of " tuica"? Your food sounds very interesting, I have never tasted Romanian food but I'm always willing to try, you make it sound very delicious which I am sure it is
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
You will have the time of your life, but it really burn when you drink it. You should try it when you the the ocassion! :)
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@topffer (36088)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
22 Feb 17
You perhaps already drink some. We call it "plum brandy" in France and we drink it at 70°. It is made by distilling the juice of fermented plums, and it is not a lady drink.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
@topffer it,s totally not for ladies. Maybe just for the tough ones. Usually the old people at country side use it as a medicine drinking it in the morning on the empty stomach, for a better digestion. Some people drink it warm in the winter time.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
22 Feb 17
Very interesting... I didn't know any of those food and drink... Would the one in the picture be 'mici'?
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
the one in the picture is polenta with sour cream and some meat, these are the 'mici'.
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22 Feb 17
@bichih2o This looks very tasty.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
22 Feb 17
@bichih2o Sounds and looks delicious...
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22 Feb 17
I love to eat something new.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
you have to try Romanian food then! :) these are just the most common foods, they are lots
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22 Feb 17
@bichih2o Thanks for the tips.
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@MALUSE (43556)
• Uzbekistan
22 Feb 17
What kind of food does your photo show?
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• India
22 Feb 17
You did not read? Its given below the photo
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
@MALUSE It's polenta with sour cream and meat :)
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@MALUSE (43556)
• Uzbekistan
22 Feb 17
@stapllotik I did read. I see nothing below the photo.
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@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
We have an increasing number of Romanians here in the UK, so like what happened with the Polish, I expect to see more of your food available to buy plus recipes.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
The number of romanians imigration is increasing becuase of the corrupted gouvernment in here. And I know there are couple of romanians restaurant in uk :)
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@MALUSE (43556)
• Uzbekistan
22 Feb 17
@bichih2o The 'Romanians' we see in Germany are mostly the ones of German origin who have moved to Germany permanently and Roma beggars.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
@MALUSE i know that romanian dont have a very good reputation because of the 'rroms'who are usually known as beggers. They are minorities here in Romania, and they go outside by the origin of romanians, even if they are not. This is a national problem that we're dealing with from years and years. But most of the romanians who immigrate integrated in the comunities very well. I know many comunities of romanian even in america, in Portland, Oregon, there are lots.
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@topffer (36088)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
22 Feb 17
I would go for coliva as I like desserts. I hope that it will not be my last one. It is a very good post. We have a few Romanian members, but I never read a post about your traditional food.
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• Romania
22 Feb 17
haha that's funny. Thank you. And I'm glad I made something new
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@WriterAI (5238)
• Bulgaria
24 Feb 17
It is similar to Bulgarian traditional food.
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@topffer (36088)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
24 Feb 17
@WriterAI Really ? I suppose each country has some specific dishes ?
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@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 17
I love trying traditional delicacies when travelling, it helps me to understand the country better. To be honest, I used to think black sea might be darker, hence the name just like black sand beach. Thanks to my geography teacher that I know better.
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• Romania
23 Feb 17
Yes I love that too. Eating specific food makes you understand more the culture. And yes the BlackSea is very very green . It very salty too, thats why they named it black
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@WriterAI (5238)
• Bulgaria
24 Feb 17
@bichih2o Black sea is Bulgarian Eastern boundary too.
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@youless (93652)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Feb 17
I enjoy trying new food. I am sure Romania food is very delicious. Your attached image is so attractive. So far Romania is not a very popular traveling country to my country yet. Since it depends on the flight, visa and so on. But I am sure I will be interested in traveling Romania one day.
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• Romania
23 Feb 17
The prices are very low, and it's really beatiful in here, even if we don't have popularity. We have lots of caves in the mountains, lakes and beautiful blaces to see. Even if it's little , I havent seen half of it. Looking forward to travel more
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@youless (93652)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Feb 17
@bichih2o At first I shall check the visa. Namely I will see whether it is not so complicated to apply for a visa to your country. At present it is easy to get a visa to Russia and this is why we have travelled there twice. And second I will check the flight to see whether I can find nice price. After these are no problems, I will be happy to travel to your beautiful country. I know it is worthy to have a visit
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@megatron777 (3777)
• Guam
23 Feb 17
Wish we could try those stuffs. Looks so delicious.
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• Romania
23 Feb 17
well, have a visit, take a look, have a taste :)
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@snowy22315 (52732)
• United States
25 Feb 17
I find that very interesting. I always thought stuffed cabbage rolls were Polish, but maybe they are made all over Europe.
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@WriterAI (5238)
• Bulgaria
24 Feb 17
I am from Bulgaria - your south neighboring country. Our traditional meals are the same except some of them: polenta, beef rolls, tuica. This is our common traditional Balkan kitchen. Bulgarians congratulate you for the protests against corruption. Corruption is Bulgarian problem too.
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