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czech food bramborak cooked golden brown and drained of excess oil

Czech Food Bramborak

Czech Food Bramborak Bramborak has to be without doubt one of the least healthy food options so limit yourself to side dishes and pub food with a beer. You may also see this listed as “Bramboračky” in which case it’s smaller in size. More often than not it’s a side dish so look for “Bramboračky” … Read More

Prague Roast Duck and Dumplings with red and white cabbage and gravy on a white plate

Czech Food – Roast Duck

Czech Food Roast Duck I guess that Prague Roast Duck will be on every Czech food restaurant menu as a main course but there are of course subtle differences and styles of presentation. English menus will say “Roast Duck”, the same thing in Czech is “Pečená Kachna” but you might have trouble saying that. So … Read More

homemade apple strudel cut open on baking paper

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

box of ready-mix halusky

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

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

blackboard with chalk written menu in czech language

Prague Chalkboard Menus

Prague Chalkboard Menus If you want to get into the city then you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone and that means accepting that local places often do not have English language menus. I’m not going to do a whole load of menu translations, you can read more about meals … Read More

czech food called moravsky vrabec incuding pork with fat on the meat, red and white sweet cabbage and bread dumplings

Czech Food – Moravsky Vrabec

Czech Food – Moravsky Vrabec People who know me know that in Prague, even with all the English language menu translations, I still turn to the Czech pages if I’m ordering food. The reason is simple and this meal is an excellent example. On an English language menu you might see “roast pork with dumplings” … Read More