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prague herna bars camouflage patterned window with the words herna m-a-s-h

Prague Herna Bars

Prague Herna Bars In Czech the word “Herna” does actually mean “Casino” but I’m not going to say that Prague Herna Bars are going to give you that casino experience because they won’t. These are places which generally are Non-stop (open 24 hours). I did a brief search of adjectives that described Herna Bars in … Read More

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Czech Desserts Apple Strudel

Czech Desserts Apple Strudel Many will associate this with the Cafes in Vienna but Apple Strudel has been a staple dessert in Slavic lands for centuries and like many desserts it was largely designed to use up leftover ingredients. In this post I’ll show you what to expect from a cafe/restaurant and how we make … Read More

selection of czech koláče in a bakery

Czech Koláče

Czech Koláče In Czech it’s a Koláč (sounds like kolarch). More than one koláč is called koláče (sounds like kolar-chay). When Czech immigrants started arriving in the USA in the 1870s they brought it with them. It takes it’s name from the Czech word “Kola” which translates as “Wheels”. Czech koláče are defined as being … Read More

sign saying halal meat over a turkish grill prague halal food

Prague Halal Food

Prague Halal Food Halal or “permissible” food must be eaten in accordance with certain religions. For the rest of us, it’s still beef, lamb, chicken etc but just prepared in a different way so any of the restaurants below are good choices for Arabic food. If you eat only Halal food then below you’ll find … Read More

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Czech Food – Halusky

Halusky the Czech Gnocchi Don’t worry about the name Halušky (that little flick above the “s” means it’s pronounced like “Haloosh-key), just think of it as Gnocchi. The base ingredient is potato dumpling but after that it can be served in a variety of ways. As street food this is pay-by weight so take some … Read More

czech folded pancake called palacinky with visible grapes, peach, cream and chocolate sauce

Czech Desserts – Palacinky

Czech Pancakes – Palacinky I wrote about the original Czech pancakes on the Livanec post which is served with sour cream and fruit puree. This is about the more recognisable flat pancake or crepe. If you want savoury pancakes then look out for something called a “creperie”. The one I’m going to talk about is … Read More

3 old prague ham joints cooking on a spit

Czech Food – Old Prague Ham

Czech Food – Old Prague Ham Old Prague Ham is cured ham so when you see them revolving around the spit it’s just to finish it off. This stall is a great place to stand in the winter months. Don’t worry if the guy walks around the corner with an axe in his hand, he’s … Read More

the restored interior of pragues grand cafe orient. cubist style with green and gold decor and mahogany bar

Prague Cafes – Grand Cafe Orient

Prague Cafes – Grand Cafe Orient There are not many “original” things left in the world, but some places are rebuilt with such care and attention to detail that you can’t tell the difference. Grand Cafe Orient in Prague is one of those places. The building where the cafe is located is on the route … Read More

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Prague Ice Cream Gelato

Prague Ice Cream Gelato Places to Try It’s getting hot in the city and you’re looking to cool down. Prague Ice Cream Gelato may be on your mind so here are 4 places that I’ve been to and enjoyed. Two are Old Town and two are Lesser Town. So we are talking about Ice Cream … Read More

4 pieces of czech livanec pancakes on raspberry sauce and sour cream on top with a sprig of mint

Czech Desserts – Livanec

Czech Desserts – Livanec As you browse restaurant menus you’ll find different sorts of pancakes. In a tourist environment they would be what Czechs call Palačinky (sounds like palla-chin-key) but the authentic Czech pancake is Livanec. If you’ve ever tried the dutch mini-pancakes called Poffertjes, it’s cooked the same way, just bigger. Like many desserts, … Read More