The national dish of Romania is Sarmale (stuffed cabbage). Why not make it on December 1 when Romania celebrates their Great union day. Here’s what our country chef Simona says about the national dish of Romania:
“Sarmale cu mamaliga si carnati” is very representative of Romanian cuisine for using pork and cereals like corn and wheat. This dish has been present at all the religious feasts throughout the country’s history to present date. “Mamaliga” (polenta), used to be a staple amongst poor people, because of its simplicity and reflected Romania’s agricultural identity. “Sarmale” (stuffed cabbage) is based on a Turkish dish and reflects the influence of the Ottoman Empire on the Romanian culture.
About the Country Chef
As a child Simona-Andreea Croitoru used to spend her time in her father’s hostel in Romania, learning the culinary art from his chefs and confectioners. Read more about IngredientMatcher’s Country Chefs in the Foodie section Read more about national dishes and the ebook “National Dishes From Around The World” Read more about other national dish recipes published on this blog