Jewish street food
Ricsi's street food stall located right in the middle of the old Jewish District in Budapest. He opened in January and his quality food and the nearness of the party centre of the city made him very popular.
Ricsi Tóth lived in France, Italy, Israel but even in Holland for a little while. He always wanted to be a chef. He started at 14, studied cooking and working ever since. He has different experiences, worked in a buffet at lake Balaton but also as a Masterchef in Israel. You can see that on his techniques and on how precisely he cooks beef for 8 hours. He opened his street food stall at 43.
He has two partners but he is in charge with the kitchen and food. First he was quite afraid of using the word "Jewish" in their name. Now he doesn't regret it. The guests know what exactly should they count with. For pork or anything with diary products you have to go elsewhere, in contrary you get lots of vegetables, beef and lamb all in a supreme quality. As he told us he decided not to sell kosher food as he doesn't want a rabbi always supervising his steps in the kitchen.
He offers eight different dishes. The soup of the day made of red grapes, but you can have knish with potato and lamb, tabbuleh, hot dog Luganega sausage and beef sandwich. The meat cooked slowly all night with vegetables and herbs tied together. The two deserts are absolutely Hungarian; "barátfüle" (friend's ear) and "mákos nudli" (poppy-seed dumpling). All how his grandmother used to make them. If he loved these treats so much then other must love them too - he said.
Definitely a must in Budapest! And not just in the morning after a party.
Adress: Dob utca 40., 1072 Buapest, Hungary. Find infos here.