mamaliga

Romania food
It is maiz-meal staple, and is as principal food in Romania. It is very simiral to African Pap, Ugali, Nsima and so on. It fits to , for example, “tochitura” (romanian traditional assortment of fried meats and sausages). Andmore it also fits to “Smantana” (sour cream) or “brunza” (fresh cheese). Romanian lady made it like this picture! So Sweet!

Ciorba de Burta

Romania food
Ciorba is the traditional dish in Romania! This one contains cow's stomack (see on the spoon). It has tasty of Bors and bone stock. We can put some “Usturoi” (minced garick in vinegar) and “Smantana” (sour cream).

Ciorba or Bors

Romania food
Amaging ingredients! This soup contains Bors (fermentated wheet water) and has a little bit sour tasty. Note that “Chorba in Transylvania” and “Bors in Moldavia” is same. Nowadays housewife makes plenty Ciorba for several days. People eat Ciorba and bread in supper.

Tochitura

Romania food
Chorizo, bacon or pork meat is fine cut and simmered in oil. Tochitura is one of Romanian traditional dish. The oil has hot taste from chorizo, it was so good with “Mamariga” (yellow one, principal staple food). One black pepper is put on the fried egg, can you see it? It is also Romanian style :)

Snitel de pui

Romania food
It is chicken cutlet. “pui” means chicken and “snitel” means cutlet. We can often see this dish in eastern and central Europe. Andmore, fried popatoes (you can see it in this picture) is called as “Cartofi Prajiti” in Romania.

zacusca

Romania food
It is Romanian traditional food preservations. “Zacusca” puree contains various vegetables. Something I tried contained tomatoes, eggplants, red paprica, onion, and more vegetables with salt, pepper, and oil. Romanian lady told me that it is one of most important Romanian native fare, so people makes large huge pan and makes for plenty of bins.

salata de icre

Romania food
It contains fish egg, onion, lemon and oil (is like Greek and Cyprus Taramo salada). sometimes contains fine chopped olive. It is fine emulsion like a mayonaisse, but further more tasty than mayonaisse! Please have it with bread :)

Bors

Romania food
We can find this secret fluid at the market and so on. This liquid is essential for “Chiorba”(or “Bors”) which is one of most traditional soup. This contains wheet and water, fermentated well and makes sour taste in Chiorba. If you make a soup without bors, it should be called “Supa”. Note that it is not for drinking directly.