Just returned from Budapest. Our second trip there. Highly recommend the succeeding:
Kofarago Ut 5
Had dinner of homemade matzo ball soup with goose broth, roasted bone marrow, pork steak with paprika sauerkraut (the best we have ever had), fried goose liver on mashed potatoes with berry sauce and Nodli (wonderful) for dessert.
Andrassy Ut 41
Had lunch of Goulash Soup, Beet soup with sour cream, Venison stew with plums and dumplings, Goose giblet risotto, quince tarte tatin. Wine selection excellent.
Central Market- great shopping for food items to take home. Stocked up on the sweet and hot Paprika pepper flakes- I have never found any to equal these. Only a few vendors have them, had to look around to find them this time. Brought home a bottle of paprika/herb meat marinade- was told it is good on all meats. Tried the pickles in the basement- bell peppers stuffed with sauerkraut, small hot peppers stuffed with garlic and gherkin stuffed with sauerkraut (our favorite).
Christmas Market at Vorosmarty Ter 7- tried as many of the food items as we could. All were good. Stuffed cabbage rolls, chicken paprikash with paprika potatoes, blood sausage, red cabbage with apples, smoked pork knuckle (excellent), chimmey cake - three types- vanilla suger, cinnamon and walnut, and hot mulled wine with everything.
In general, while I like Fulemule a good bit, I find Rosenstein the better of the two traditional Hungarian-Jewish restaurants in the city, and the more comfortable place to sit and have a leisurely meal. Klassz is indeed a special place. If you have the fortune to visit the Central marketn on a Friday or Saturday, walk all the way to the rear and then keep walking ... there is a Farmers' Market section out at the very rear of the building, on past the restrooms and the dog food shop and the mushroom ladies ... spectacular artisanal dairy (they are actually there 7 days a week), artisanal salami, and fruit and produce in season, including occasionally truly fresh, bright red, paprika and preserves.