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czech filled dumplings served on a bed of caramelised onions

Czech Filled Dumplings

Czech Filled Dumplings Very often Czechs will eat smoked pork or what we call Uzena. From the original joint, part will be cooked immediately and part will be frozen to use later. Filled dumplings are what we use it for. Strangely, if a dumpling is filled with meat it’s often just referred to as a … Read More

graphic on the front of a bottle of R. Jelinek slivovice or plum brandy

Slivovice – Plum Brandy

Food and Drink – Slivovice – Plum Brandy Slivovice sounds like “sliv-voh-vit-ser” and you will find it in every bar in the city. Pretty much anybody who has visited Prague will have at least tried it and for those of us that live here it’s an unavoidable fact of life that during celebrations we have … Read More

one kilo beef steak challenge with restaurant logo in prague

1 Kilo Beef Steak Challenge

One Kilo Beef Steak Challenge For my readers who still work with Imperial measurements this is 2.2 Pounds or the same weight as a regular bag of sugar. Are you hungry enough or do you have the capacity for having a go at this? Then head on down to Restaurant Mustek. I know this more … Read More

langoš with grated cheese and ketchup on a white plate

Czech Food – Langoš

Czech Food – Langoš The full name that you might recognise is Langoustine but we call it Langoš (sounds like “lan-gosh”). You won’t find Langoš in any restaurants as it is very much a street food option. From a distance it looks like some kind of small pizza. It’s about as unhealthy a snack as … Read More

Czech Pork Knuckle served on a plate

Czech Food – Pork Knuckle

Czech Food – Pork Knuckle, a kilo of joy Goulash is the number one most popular Czech Food but Pork Knuckle or what we call Koleno is a close runner-up. To be accurate it’s always referred to as Roast Pork Knuckle or “pečené koleno”. It’s a beast and you should not even consider taking this … Read More

ovocny svetozor sign

Cafe Ovocny Svetozor

Cafe Ovocný Světozor Back in the 1970s when hardline Communism was the name of the game and travel outside the country was almost unheard of one company decided to name itself with the apparently grandiose title of Ovocný Lahůdek Světozor. Světozor means “world view” so the company name translated as “a world view of fruit … Read More

signage in czech that says they sell the czech hot dog called parek.

Czech Food – Parek

Czech Hot Dog – Parek I did a general post about Prague Hot Dogs but I thought I’d write a special one just for the Párek (in Czech it sounds like Pah-reck). The big difference is that most sausages are grilled over a fire or on a hot plate but Párek is either boiled or … Read More

fried chicken schnitzel with slice of lemon and french fries

Czech Food – Schnitzel

Czech Food – Schnitzel Mention the word “Schnitzel” and your mind will probably conjure up images of a Vienna or “Wiener” Schnitzel. That dish should specifically made from veal and that is not popular in the Czech Republic. Instead, we use Chicken or Pork and by the way we have another name for it, we … Read More

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