I’ve tried the traditional fried dumplings desert (“papanasi”) in over a dozen different places throughout Romania, but nothing so far beats the ones served at Coliba Haiducilor: tasty, fresh, puffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, just as the maker intended them. For me, this alone is good enough reason to stop by this place.
But there’s more to be appreciated... At the other end of the meal, I’ve greatly enjoyed the Transilvanian beef soup with taragon and cream, accompanied by a home-made bread so good and fresh that I could swear it was coming directly from the heavens, and not from the in-house bakery. To make good use of the bread, I’d also recommend ordering some of the available spreads, such as the “zacusca” or tarama.
Between the starters, the soup, and the desert, I confess I ended up skipping the main course, but I’ll leave that for the next time - because a next time there will be.
Thanks to the friendly staff and looking forward to go back!