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prague suckling pig roasting on a spit

Czech Food – Suckling Pig

Prague Suckling Pig In birthday celebrations with a group of friends it is not unusual to be out in the garden drinking and having a Prague Suckling Pig cooking in the background. The thing is it takes time. In the garden you would have to keep this turning on a spit and you have to … Read More

czech food beef roulade called spanish bird served with rice

Czech Food – Spanish Bird

Czech Food – Spanish Bird When I first ordered Spanish Bird in a restaurant (in Czech it’s called Španělský ptáček) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Basically when I first came to Czech I was ordering food blind and then seeing if I liked it so I had prepared myself for some kind of … Read More

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

The 19th Century Ne-Renaissance New Town entry to the Platyz Palace Courtyard

Platyz Palace

Platyz Palace One of the joys of exploring Prague are the hundreds of accessible courtyards especially in the Old Town. The Platyz Courtyard is just one of them but of course, a courtyard just means it has a large building surrounding it which in this case is the Platyz Palace. On this post I’ll tell … 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

prague-beer-halls-u-vejvodu

Prague Beer Halls – U Vejvodu

Prague Beer Halls – U Vejvodu There’s a difference between a spacious pub or micro-brewery and a beer hall. The clue is in the name i.e. “hall”. It has to be cavernous on the inside so in all the years I’ve lived in Prague I’ve only ever recommended friends to go to one of my … Read More

We Don’t Eat Zebra

We Don’t Eat Zebra It comes as a shock to people when they see Zebra on the menu, causing people to run for the doors screaming about protecting our stripy friends. But don’t worry, its not Zebra its Žebra which means “Ribs”. For a country with a large meat-eating diet it’s a meal which is … Read More