I visited the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy on Sunday for lunch and my friends and I ate and ate and ate. When we entered the Bocskai hall on Sunday a mime artist was performing to Bohemian Rhapsody to the amusement of children, but I’m not sure how Hungarian that was. Nevermind, he’s probably just had a few shots of the excellent homemade plum brandy at the bar and needed to bust some moves.

The people we spoke to were pleased that some non-Hungarian locals had taken up the invitation to attend their fete. I was pleased to feel welcome and to eat some excellent food. I’ve not had Hungarian food since my period working southside a year ago where I made repeat visits to the Hearty Hungarian on Carlisle St.

From the top down we ate langos (fried flat bread like a foccaccia or savoury doughnut with salt, garlic and sour cream); cabbage rolls; chicken paprikash with nokedli, rice, meatloaf (I can’t remember its proper name) and cabbage salad; and cherry cake, cherry and almond cake and chocolate cupcake for the junior food explorer. The plates of food were very reasonable at $10 each and the plum brandy shots were only $4. This was followed by a short walk across the road and bit of a lie down in Edinbough Gardens…

hungarianfete5 lunch at the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy

hungarianfete2 lunch at the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy

hungarianfete1 lunch at the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy

hungarianfete3 lunch at the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy

hungarianfete4 lunch at the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy

lunch at the Hungarian fete in North Fitzroy

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