Your Czech Lover’s Guide to the Tastiest Dishes…

Have you ever been to the Czech Republic? If you have then you’ll know it has some hearty food as well as wonderful people ready to share a table for two. One of the best cities for the first-timer is magical Prague, which boasts many excellent beer-halls, fine dining restaurants and traditional Czech cafes. There’s nothing better than a tasty pork knuckle and pilsner followed by an evening’s stroll over the Charles Bridge. In particular, we enjoy the beer restaurant Stredoveka Krcma (Medieval Tavern) in Hradcany and long-time favorite U Modre Kachnicky (Blue Duckling).

Have you ever been to the Czech Republic? If you have then you’ll know it has some hearty food as well as wonderful people ready to share a table for two. One of the best cities for the first-timer is magical Prague, which boasts many excellent beer-halls, fine dining restaurants and traditional Czech cafes. There’s nothing better than a tasty pork knuckle and pilsner followed by an evening’s stroll over the Charles Bridge. In particular, we enjoy the beer restaurant Stredoveka Krcma (Medieval Tavern) in Hradcany and long-time favorite U Modre Kachnicky (Blue Duckling).

What do you know about Czech food? If you start a relationship with a Czech then they are sure to introduce you to some mouth-watering treats. Most people associate Bohemian cooking with dumplings, thick soups, roast meat, creamy sauces and pastries. And yes, traditional Czech food IS a carnivore’s heaven but nowadays there’s also plenty of modern cooking to be found.

Here are 7 of our favourite foods to eat while in the Czech Republic:

Roast pork with dumplings and cabbage (Vepro-knedlo-zelo) – This famous Czech classic combines roast pork and gravy soaked up by bread dumplings with an extra zing of sauerkraut on the side. Sure to make your mouth water but you may need to walk off the calories.

Goulash (Gulas) – A Czech favorite borrowed from their Hungarian neighbors. This dish combines succulent beef (or even wild boar) served in a rich paprika sauce. Of course, it’s best served with dumplings to mop up that tasty sauce.

Cmunda – These garlicky potato pancakes topped with red cabbage and smoked pork make perfect pub food. Enjoy as a snack with a few beverages or order as a great side dish.

Kebabs (spiz) – A fire-roasted Czech style shish kebab that brings the art of the barbecue to Bohemia. Enjoy skewers of chicken or pork with vegetables – especially nice in the summertime.

Baked Duck (pecena kachna) – Bohemian roast duck is a real delight and another Czech taste sensation. Crispy skin and juicy tender meat accompanied by the ever-present bread dumplings and a portion of pickled red cabbage.  The secret is in the use of caraway seeds.

Fruit Dumplings (ovocne knedliky) – Czech food is always a joy for dumpling lovers. It’s said there are over 60 types to pick from based on bread, potato, leavened or Carlsbad (with herbs). There’s even this sweet option with fruit fillings including cherry, apricot, plum and other seasonal choices.

Czech Apple Strudel (jablecny strudl) – Another great feature of Czech cooking is that it borrows all the best bits from its neighbours.  Although it has Austrian origins, the Czechs have made the strudel their own. Savor the flavor of perfect pastry wrapped round a cinnamon apple filling.

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