Sarmale - Romanian traditional dish

updated by Ioana Serea on 5 March 2021

Sarmale – Romanian traditional dish

Traditional food is something you need to try, no matter what country you visit!

It’s way better than the international food that you can find everywhere.

When you visit Romania, just order this amazing dish called Sarmale…you won’t regret it!

They can be served with sour cream and polenta (see my other recipe on how to make polenta)! 


  • Minced meat
  • Pickled cabbage
  • Rice
  • Tomatoes juice
  • Onions
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bay leaves
  • Thyme