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Prague - Food & Drinks

Monday, 20 July 2009

So, what is Czech food? After spending 3 days in Prague, we've learnt that Czech cuisine is all about the meat and dumplings. And not to forget, the wide selection of local beers.

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V Zátiší
Liliová 1
Praha 1 - Old Town
Cuisine: Modern Czech

This was our first stop for lunch. It is apparently recommended by Michelin 2007 and TOP 10 selection Grand Restaurant 2007. On the pricey side, but it was the best meal we had in Prague. We went for the 2-course lunch menu (840czk). Overall very good service and great food.

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Zátiší appetizer sampler - mixed degustation plate of starters (from left: Roasted tiger prawns marinated in ginger and lemon grass, lime couscous, ginger and Squid ink sauce, Chilled cucumber-mint soup, Mixed vegetable salad, Champagne dressing, Pecorino cheese and strawberries). I wish they would let us choose the 3 appetisers we want. The salad was nothing special. Didn't really taste the ginger and lemongrass in the prawns but the couscous was flavourful. Loved the soup - very tasty and refreshing.

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Tender Bites of Mead Roasted Quails, barley risotto. My personal favourite. The meat was really tender and the barley risotto was very cheesy, creamy and tasty.

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Crispy duckling with red cabbage and fresh herb dumplings. Was expecting something like the sauerkraut we had in Austria - sour, but the cabbage was surprisingly sweet and it went really well with the crispy duck. The bread dumpling was light and tasty after soaking up all the sauce.
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Zátiší Bohemian Sampler - mixed plate of Bohemian specialities. Everything was great. Enjoyed the variety.
Top left: Beef tournedos, traditional creamy vegetable sauce "svíčková", herbal dumplings and cranberries
Top right: Crispy duckling with red cabbage and fresh herb dumplings
Bottom: Fish with potato puree and carrot terrine

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U Vladaře
Maltézské náměstí 10,
Praha 1
Cuisine: Czech & international

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Toast with goose liver ragout and fried onion. Was expecting something like foie gras, but it was pan-fried non-fatty liver. Still enjoyable.

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Tripe soup Old Prague. Very tasty.

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Goulash "Prague - Cabman style" with roasted frankfurter, potato pancakes. Very tasty and the grated horseradish went really well with it. The potato pancakes were....dense. I wish they had given me bread dumplings instead.

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Cabbage garnished in Old Prague style - roast pork, smoked pork, duck, frankfurter, white and red cabbage, potato pancake, fine and potato dumplings

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Rulerspotpourri - fruit dumpling, jam patties with poppy seed, pancake with blueberries. Doughy and weird.

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Prague sausage (Pražská klobása). Thick casing which gives it a nice bite. It's a bit spicy and smoky, reminds me of chorizo. A tad too salty but tasty. Would recommend trying this out.

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Prague ham. Nothing special...

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Who can resist Häagen-Dazs?

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U Matěje Kotrby
Křemencova 17
Cuisine: Czech

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Garlic soup. Supposed to be one of the most appreciated soups in Czech cuisine. The taste of garlic wasn't strong and it tasted like it's cooked from stock cubes. The croutons that came with it were extremely salty.

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150g Tartare steak from sirloin with traditional garnish, toast, garlic. Like a mush, would appreciate it more if the portion was smaller. Didn't finish it as we got a bit sick of it. The toast was too greasy.

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1.2kg Knee of pork baked with dark beer, mustard, horse-radish. The outer layer was a bit dry.

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Nový Smíchov Shopping Centre
Plzeňská 8
Praha 5
Cuisine: Fast food Lebanese

Here you get very cheap Lebanese foods such as hummus, baba gannoush, vine leaves, tabouleh, fatoush, falafel, gyros, baklava...

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You can also get some non traditional healthy meals.

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We both shared a Safir gyros special and ordered yogurt and cucumber sauce (tzatziki) as a side. The meat was really tender and tasty. Surprisingly not as greasy as the meat you normally find in kebab shops here in the UK.

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Czech is famous for its beers so you get lots of pubs and bars everywhere in Prague.

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Our favourite would be the 'Black ox'. It is an authentic and very cheap beer hall. I'm normally not a big fan of beer, but I really enjoyed the Velkopopovický Kozel (26.50czk for 0.5L).

Pivnice U Černého vola
Loretánské nám. 1,
Prague 6 - Hradčany.

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Starbucks break. Jeffrey = Džefry in Czech?

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Check out pictures of the Beautiful Prague, Czech Republic ---> here

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Tangled Noodle said...

Such feasts! I think my favorite was would have been the Tripe Soup a U Vladare. Although some of the dishes were a miss, it looks like a great variety of food! And the beer halls would definitely be at the top of the list of destinations. 8-)

Jenn said...

Nice!!! All that food looks delicious. One of the great things about traveling is the food. I'm loving that sausage stand. Funny Starbucks sneaking in there at the last moment. haha.

foodhoe said...

wow, looks like you ate well! the food looks rich and heavy, the sauces look lovely and complex. I've heard that Prague is really beautiful.

Bits of Taste said...

Simply awesome... fantastic place, fantastic photography...

Heather said...

i love prague!! i'm so jealous! everything looks amazing!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I am soo jealous! you've been to agreat place with great food!!

syrie said...

Thanks for the fascinating lesson on Prague's food! Not sure about that massive amount of steak tartare though!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What amazing meals you had! I love what i've tried of Czech cuisine and being winter here, I should really try some more!

Helen Yuet Ling Pang said...

You certainly ate well in Prague! The portions are huge. I've still not visited yet (having heard the food wasn't that great), but it seems a visit is in order in the near future...

Kero said...

what a food feast! I'd love to taste those quails and crispy duck to go with a pint of beer hehe.

Thank you soo much for the visit Pigspigs! till next WS!

Sonia said...

You really enjoy a lot of foods in Prague, this is a nice place, ok, I will list this place in my vacation list.

Grace said...

not too shabby on the cuisine, not at all! great shots of all the various foods you were so fortunate to sample. and how nice to know that ice cream is never too far away.

Pam said...

Great photos! My husband and I have always wanted to go to Prague and after this post I REALLY want to go.

The Caked Crusader said...

Meat AND dumplings - they've thought of everything!
That duck dish near the top had me drooling. Yum

Dhanggit said...

hubby and i , are searching for a place to spend our vacation this summer..;thanks for giving me a nice idea! i'll definitely put prague on the list..can't wait to taste all these goodies myself..yum

veron said...

What a feast you are having, that roasted quail looks absolutely delicious. All the photos are gorgeous!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, everything looks so tasty! I've always watend to go to Prague!

Janet @Gourmet Traveller88 said...

I have visited Prague some years ago personally and also biz trip. Your blog posts bring back good old memories, thanks. Glad you had a great time and great food there.

The Duo Dishes said...

Wow, you guys really did it up! Everything about your Prague posts looks amazing, especially the food. You ate well.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I never real thought about visiting Prague but your terrific photos have certianly changed my mind.

noble pig said...

Since I am Polish, I love this type of food. We used o visit a little retaurant called Litle Prague and yes the dumplinds...Delish. It looks like you had quite a food frenzy!

Mary said...

It looks like you had a wonderful 3 days. Most of the food looks scrumptious, bur oddly heavy for the summer.

Marta said...

thanks for this culinary tour of Prague! It looks like you guys enjoyed a very diverse food experience: from street food, to posh restaurants, it all looks delicious!

Cathy said...

Thank you, thank you for the great post about Prague and the wonderful restaurants here. It is one of my favorite cities. I was there two years ago and hope to go back soon. Your pictures are fantastic.

lisaiscooking said...

The beer halls look like fun to visit, and your first meal must have been fantastic!

Selba said...

The restaurants have nice interiors... and food looks delicious.

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nice pictures, specially foods looking so delicious!!!!!!!

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