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#1 Old 04-19-2007, 05:59 PM
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#2 Old 04-20-2007, 09:24 AM
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Is there someone here from Romania?

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#3 Old 04-20-2007, 11:14 AM
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i am but i want to move to the uk later this year
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#4 Old 04-20-2007, 02:20 PM
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Oh yeah..I remember

Do you know whereabouts you're headed in the UK?

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#5 Old 04-20-2007, 03:11 PM
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I tried to get a vegan friend in Bucharest, Romania, to join VB, but he said he was too busy with the Societatea Vegetarienilor din România. So, there's a way to get involved locally for Romanian VBers.

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#6 Old 04-21-2007, 06:17 AM
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i'm not sure yet where i want to live in the uk, i need to find out more details about different areas. i know the svr site, the guy who made it is on my yahoo list.
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^^^ I remember vegan23 too!... How do you do Sir!!

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#8 Old 09-20-2008, 08:35 PM
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Im from Moldova! close to Romania.. but I live in California now!

any russians in here for me to converse with!? 8)
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#9 Old 09-21-2008, 12:57 AM
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Ya ne russkaya, no ya chut-chut' govoryu po-russki...
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#10 Old 09-21-2008, 03:31 PM
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haha that was great!

I enjoyed that..

can you hold a conversation in russian for the most part?
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#11 Old 03-04-2009, 01:22 PM
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My fiancee and I will be going to Romania in Nov. for our honeymoon and we were wondering how difficult it would be to find vegetarian food...and what dishes are safe to order.
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#12 Old 04-15-2009, 10:44 AM
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So I'm from Romania -- living all over the map now, though.

hooligan, I generally eat at family members' houses, so I don't know about restaurants (though I'd be curious) -- where are you going? My hometown is Cluj-Napoca, which is in the northwest in Transylvania. It's a university city, and where there's students, there must be alternative dining to some degree. We've got a slew of immense grocery stores, so at the very least you'll be able to find stuff there. (I'm sure a bigger city you visit elsewhere will have this option too.)

I also suggest, if you're into farmers' markets, to check out the local piata (pronounced piatza, you know, that zz sound in pizza); that's really truly a farmers' market and there should be multiple ones wherever you go every day. It's great to get fresh vegetables/fruits/breads and an even better opportunity to get some local flavor: screaming vendors, big, jolly, toothless ladies.

Otherwise one dish I adore and know is vegan (though some people make it with mayo, then it looks more creamy-white, and it's not half as tasty IMO, my veganism aside, 'cause it steals from the flavor) -- salata de vinete. It's an eggplant spread made from roasted eggplants and some manner of vegetable oil; it's green in color and I could eat it with a spoon.

Watch out for things that're fried or cooked in animal fats, though, and everyone probably spikes the soup with animal even if there's no visible meat. If at a loss and on the spot, go for the garden salad (or the dessert, should be vegetarian). Also, look up the words for foods you want to avoid so that when you're scanning a menu, you're not left clueless.

If you're vegan (okay so you said you're not, but then here's some things you could go for)...

egg/s = ou / oua

cheese = branza (the first "a" has a little hat on it)

milk = lapte

sour cream = smantana (the "a"s are hat-wearers, last one wears his upside down to be cool)

whipped cream = frisca ("s" has a tail, "a" has a hat)



sausage - carnat (first "a" has hat, "t" has a tail to make the tz sound)

beef/veal - vita / vitel ("t" has tail for vitel)

chicken - pui

fish - peste ("s" has a tail for the sh sound)

seafood - fructe de mare

lard - untura ("a" has a hat)

"fasole" is beans, but be warned that there's generally bacon involved

Maybe I'm forgetting something, I'll add if I remember. Let us know how it went, though, and enjoy! There are some stunning stretches of nature, especially near the mountains; so definitely take any opportunity you can to get out of big cities and explore. (Though I'm going to shamelessly plug my city Cluj as something worth seeing, there's some great architecture and museums; Sigisoara is absolutely fabulous too, "Dracula" was born there, either way, a gorgeous fortified city.) Great unexplored spot for a honeymoon -- what made you choose it?
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#13 Old 08-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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I'm from Bucharest, Romania!
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#14 Old 04-10-2014, 10:03 AM
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I'm from Bucharest, Romania. :D 

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#15 Old 07-04-2015, 07:59 AM
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My hometown is Mangalia, but my university is in Bucharest, so most time of the year, I'm in Bucharest. Well, currently out of the country, but I will go back in September.

For all the Romanian vegetarians here, what would you advise me to eat in Romania? Keeping in mind that I have the "salary" of a student and can't afford expensive things. Also, where do you get your food from?
And how do you deal with your families and our culture? Sarmale, carnati, drob, all of that. What do you do at family reunions?
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