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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

sign on the art nouveau fanta kavarna at prague main train station

Fantova Kavarna

Fantova Kavarna at Prague Main Train Station Prague very much has a cafe and artistic culture to go along with an impressive history so what better place to combine all three than at the Fantova Kavarna (Fanta’s Cafe) in the historic part of the main train station. A Potted History The original Prague main train … Read More

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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

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

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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

zabka potraviny in prague

The Potraviny

Potraviny – Your Local Shop Corner shop, convenience store or liquor store, it has many names but here we call it a Potraviny. It’s a place where you can stop and buy a variety of food and non-food items outside of normal supermarket opening times. The word Potraviny literally translates as “foodstuffs”. For people staying … 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

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Little Square

Little Square in Prague As the Old Town developed there was a conscious decision to maintain a large square that acted as a meeting place, a place of safety from fire and as a market square. On German language maps it’s called the “Grosse Markt” or the Big Market. Today we call this place the … Read More