Maybe it was just the mood set up by the incredible beauty of Prague, but almost all food that we tried in restaurants or bought in stores tasted exceptionally good. Pork was tender, with finer fibres, and less chewy. Milk tasted as if it was just delivered from a farm. Egg yolks were vividly yellow, almost orange, as in organic eggs though the label didn't say so. Butter had this special sweet creamy aftertaste that confirmed it's "real butter". Local yogurt was delicate, fruity, and unusual.
Traditional Czech cuisine is hearty and satisfying. Rich meat stews, dumplings and highly un-diet-like desserts are what it is best known for. The traditional Czech dumplings are called knedliki (singular knedlik). These are often made with no filling and used as a side for meat stews (see picture above). A variety of gulash, a rich beef stew with vegetables, is also very popular. Knedliki, gulash, Pilsner Urquell and a splendid view of the famous Charles Bridge - make for a great vacation, indeed :)
Knedliki can also be made with a fruit filling for a traditional meal-sized dessert. Another staple dessert is called kolache (singular kolach), and is a pastry with a variety of scrumptious fillings. There are many other dishes we did not try, or know about. But in our blog we tried to post a small selection of traditional Czech foods:
|In Cafe Savoy|
We took advantage of the moment and drank 0.5l Pilsner Urquell draft at each dinner out. Prague is a real paradise for a beer lover: beer is on every corner and priced very differently: make a step to a side street - and you will get it half price.
|Trdelnik on Karlova Street|
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|The Green Fairy can inspire...|
Prague is a magical city where fascinating visual surprises await you every step of the way. You feel attached, then overwhelmed, and Kafka's words become a reality: "The city has claws, it holds, and doesn't let go."