Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but it also maintains its own character. It has been greatly influenced by Ottoman cuisine, while it also includes influences from the cuisines of other neighbors, such as Germans, Serbs, Bulgarians and Hungarians.
Romanian recipes bear the same influences as the rest of Romanian culture. The Turks have brought meatballs (perisoare in a meatball soup), from the Greeks there is musaca, from the Austrians there is the snitel, and the list could continue. The Romanians share many foods with the Balkan area (in which Turkey was the cultural vehicle), with Central Europe (mostly in the form of German-Austrian dishes introduced through Hungary or by the Saxons in Transylvania) and Eastern Europe.
Here are some of the restaurants we are recommending for our Romania tours
Bucharest restaurants: Caru cu Bere, Terasa Doamnei, Zexe Zahana, Torna Fratre, Bistro Jaristea, Crama Domneasca, Vatra.
Prahova Valley restaurants: Rhein Azuga Cellar Halewood (Azuga), Palace, Cabana Schiorilor (Sinaia)
Brasov restaurants: Muzica, Casa Vinga, Casa Padurarului, Cetate, Sirul Vamii, Coliba Haiducilor (Outlow's Hut)
Bucovina restaurants: Curtea Bizantina (Suceava), Casa Taraneasca (Voronet), Bucovina (C-lung Moldovenesc)
Bucharest - Caru cu Bere