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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

prague manes exhibition hall with blue sky framed by trees as viewed from slavonic island

Manes Exhibition Hall

Mánes Exhibition Hall The Mánes Exhibition Hall, or to give it its full name “The Building of the Mánes Society of Fine Artists” is on the riverside one block up river from the National Theatre but if you aim for Slavonic Island you’ll see the large white building from the main road. In Czech, Mánes … 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

The Traffic Light Alley in Prague Lesser Town. A narrow alleyway with steps leading down to the river vltava

Traffic Light Alley and Restaurant Certovka

The Traffic Light Alley and Restaurant Čertovka Over the years without doubt the most common question I get stopped in a street for is “which way is the Charles Bridge?”. Another popular question has different forms like “where is the little street with traffic lights?” or “where is the traffic light alley?” or “where is … 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

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

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

people sitting at tables at the svetozor jidelna in prague

Jidelna Svetozor

Jidelna Svetozor When friends come visiting the city or my walking tour clients express a wish to “go off the beaten path and experience the real Prague” then the Světozor Jidelna will be on my list of places to go. Světozor translates as “World View” and is pronounced like svee-et-oh-zor. The Jidelna Rules Why do … Read More

czech food kruti served with spinach and potato gnocchi

Czech Food – Kruti

Czech Food – Kruti – Turkey But, Not As You Know It In the Czech Republic, Turkey is not a popular meat and is not even considered to be a Christmas meal as most Czechs will be having traditional fish and pork schnitzels on Christmas Day. Even the Czech words Krocan or Kruta (both mean … Read More

The Rear Terrace of the Hanavsky Pavilon Restaurant in Prague

Hanavsky Pavilon

Hanavsky Pavilon No it’s not a spelling mistake. In Czech we call them a pavilon but tourist guides will often call it a pavilion. In any case the Hanavsky Pavilon has both a practical purpose of being one of the few restaurants in the area and also it’s a building of architectural importance. If you … Read More