Hey! It’s me, Maggie, here. I got back from Budapest last week and I made sure to sample the local junk food.
Lángos are a typical Hungarian street food and they are a deep fried delight. Fried dough topped with garlic butter, sour cream, and grated cheese would be the most common offering, although you can often find other toppings, as well as hot dog stuffed lángos.
The taste of a lángos (lángo?) is yeasty/bready and fried, and then of course you’ve got the flavor from the toppings. They’re delicious, if incredibly heavy. I’ve often gotten them at the Howth Market (Nora’s Langos):
So, how does this chip embody that flavor? Well, it tastes like a sour cream and cheese flavored crisp. I’m not sure if I could tell the difference between this and your standard cheddar and sour cream variety.
Here is a link to the ingredients list, if you’re interested (note that it is an Hungarian): Chio – STREET FOOD LÁNGOS — you’ll also see that they have a line of other ‘Street Food’ inspired chips: Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Pizza, and Gyros. I didn’t get to try those yet, I felt that lángos was the biggest must have as it is specifically typical of Hungary.
The texture of the chip? Light, pretty similar to classic Lay’s. Not really my favorite (more into kettle chips lately), but still really easy to snack on.
They are pleasant to eat, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy them again.