Buja Disznó(k) is a food stall located on the upper deck of the impressive Hold Street Market Hall in downtown Budapest. Over the past years, the market has transformed into a gourmet food court, where leading local chefs operate wallet-friendly, excellent fast casual eateries.
The culinary focus of Buja Disznó(k) is simple enough: schnitzels. Hungarians have grown so fond of this breaded cutlet, which actually originates in northern Italy, not Austria, that it's become a de facto national dish along with the likes of goulash soup and chicken paprikash. Be sure to come hungry to Buja Disznó(k), otherwise the odds of you finishing this oversized piece of crispy, and wonderfully juicy pork loin, served with a side of cold potato salad (€7), are not in your favor.
For the fullest experience, sit at the long communal tables alongside local office workers, who somehow think this massive hunk of fried meat is an appropriate workday lunch. Being in Budapest's financial district, patrons are mix of local office workers and wandering tourists. Note that Buja Disznó(k) is a lunch-only restaurant. If the line is too long, visit A Séf utcája, another excellent eatery a few doors down from here and run by the same executive chef.