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three traditional czech plum dumplings with sugar and grated gingerbread

Czech Food – Traditional Plum Dumplings

Czech Food – Traditional Czech Plum Dumplings When Fruit is the Main Course Dumplings are a staple part of the Czech diet and you’ll find them served at breakfast, lunch and dinner in different forms. There are some regional variations and one of those is the traditional Czech plum dumpling made with an unexpected ingredient, … Read More

interior decor of prague cafe au gourmand in the style of a french patisserie

Cafe Au Gourmand

Prague Cafes – Au Gourmand Many cafes in Prague have a signature architectural style and I’ve written about several of them but if you want to get as close to an original beautifully tiled Parisienne patisserie in Prague then it’s time to visit Cafe Au Gourmand. Let’s not beat about the bush. You will be … Read More

Prague Goulash - Beef, Bread Dumplings, Onions and Hot Pepper

Czech Food – Goulash

Czech Food – Prague Goulash It’s a Czech staple. For tourists it’s number one on the list of Czech food to try and it’s never the same in any two restaurants so welcome to Prague Goulash. Once upon a time they made the goulash and you waited for three days before eating it. Since we … Read More

prague cafe imperial ceramic oriental ceiling decoration

Cafe Imperial

Prague Cafes – Cafe Imperial Architectural Gem When I first visited the Cafe Imperial in 1996 it was because I worked about 200 metres away. In those days despite the stunning interior it was just a “regular cafe” called the Imperial Kavarna and the hotel certainly wasn’t five star back then. People with long memories … Read More

czech food smazenka egg mixed with breadcrumbs topped with pickles and onions

Czech Food – Smazenka

Czech Food – Smaženka You won’t find Smaženka in restaurants as it is very much a lunchtime snack food which you are most likely to find in a bakery or small cafe catering to local Czechs. Literally the name means “something little which is fried” so let’s find out what to expect. Is Smaženka an … Read More

two slices of meatloaf or what czechs call sekana with boiled potatoes

Czech Food – Sekana

Czech Food – Sekana Quite simply Sekana is meat loaf and it’s possibly the most flexible Czech food you can get. You’ll find it as pub food and restaurants will have it on the Czech Lunch Menu because it can be served quickly. Expect a mix of meat formed into a long loaf which is … Read More

The Spot Cafe Lounge neon sign at Dlouha 13

The Spot Cafe Lounge

Prague Cafes – The Spot Cafe Lounge I visited the Spot Cafe Lounge on the recommendation of a friend who said it was smart, friendly and had a great menu. Of course I had to check this out along with my wife so we walked literally 200 metres from the Old Town Square to Dlouha … Read More

czech meal called uzena which is a slice of smoked pork with pureed spinach and dumplings

Czech Food – Uzena

Czech Food – Uzena For people who want to know what Old Prague Ham takes like but without paying through the nose for the experience then another option is to find somewhere with Uzená on the menu. What to Expect from Uzená Uzená is smoked pork and it’s been a staple of the Czech diet … Read More

man holding a glass of beer that has dark beer at the top and light beer at the bottom which in Prague is called a cut beer

The Cut Beer

The Cut Beer There may be many people out there familiar with something called a “Black and Tan” which is a drink separated into Pale Ale at the bottom and Stout (usually Guinness) at the top. Some people say that it spoils both beers but it looks great and takes skill to create. In Prague … Read More

beef sirloin svickova with bread dumplings, cream and cranberry jam

Czech Food – Svickova

Czech Food – Svickova Chalkboards and menus very often abbreviate this meal to just Svíčková but actually it’s full name is “Svíčková na smetane” which means “tenderloin with cream”. Without doubt this meal is in the top 3 most popular Czech meals along with goulash and schnitzel. Phonetically is sounds like “sveetch-kovah”. Let me explain … Read More