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If you’ve spent any time in Budapest’s late night bar scene you’ve certainly had ‘labdapecsenye’ or Hungarian wet burgers. They’re similar to the ones famously served in Istanbul but with the tomato either omitted or considerably dialed down.

They are unfathomably delicious.

Last month we attended Pure Markt, a monthly haven for gastronomes that takes over Amstel Park for a bacchanal of wine, beer and food. We ate ourselves senseless and the best dish of the entire day was labdapecsenye. A brace of young Magyars was running a Hungarian food booth, and confided that their secret weapon in their hamburgers was the addition of Mangalitsa pork to the grind.


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