The foods of Hungary The Best Traditional and Contemporary Hungarian Foods Gulyás. Also known as: goulash – the national dish of Hungary is a rich stew made of meat and vegetables, and with lots of paprika. Traditionally, it is made from beef, but you can also find goulash made from pork or chicken. The typical Hungarian dishes/food • Goulash (gulyás) • Fisherman's soup (Halászlé) • Főzelék. • Somlói Galuska. • Pörkölt and Paprikás. • Dobos Torte. • Töltött Káposzta (stuffed cabbage leaves) • Kürtös Kalács.