Prague Food Tour by the Geeks
Visiting Prague is not just everything about visiting the famous landmarks, monuments, places, and another tour to do. There’s another depth of its cuisine yet to divulge. That’s why we did our Prague Food Tour to discover the city’s cuisine.
It’s often known for its incredible history, its famous beer, its majestic spires, and its wonderful bridges. With the influence of its neighboring countries like Germany, Austria, Poland, and Hungary.
According to my research often Czech people love to eat homemade food and not the ones from restaurants. Food may vary of course from which side of the city your restaurant was chosen is located.
Prague Food Tour
As for our first day, I have mentioned that we entered (not visited) in various museums including Choco-Story Muzeum čokolády. A petite museum located near the Old Town Square offers Belgo-Czech chocolate as well as candy making.
Often they do demonstrations of rock candy making and hand out free samples to onlookers. We didn’t pay for the museum but for the food that we ordered in the Café just next to it.
The Café/Cholate shop offers Chocolates, Icecream, souvenirs and other desserts. It was my idea to go search some Icecream to eat. There were different sorts of chocolates, even exist in an exotic and erotic form but I didn’t take a photo of it. I was truly craving for ice cream that time.
The shop has Belgian Beers displayed like Paljas and Brugge, with some Macaroons, and different flavors of Choco Spoons like coffee, coconut, chili, mint, rum and much more.
Finally, I saw my perfect corner (ice creams) amazed with the range of flavors that the shop has. I was at the moment confused on what will I choose as flavor while he chooses salted caramel.
I was planning to buy 2 scoops (Vanilla and Chili) in a cup, and Yes! I did stick on my planned and bought 2 balls, it was really heavy though I thought I couldn’t finish it.
The Chili flavor is really good, it was my first time to have a chili ice cream, it is spicy though. Kinda weird as flavor but I still did love it. The price was a little bit expensive than usual, almost 2 euros per scoop, If you happen to come here just try one scoop it’s enough.
Trdelník or Chimney Cake
While wandering around the Old Town place, I noticed some people were holding this bizarre ice cream cone with chocolate sauce around. I was indeed curious to see what was it, and suddenly on our way to Charles Bridge, we bump into stores selling Trdelník.
This typical Czech Pastry is actually originated for Transylvanian and Slovakian. Can also be found in Central and Eastern Europe in countries such as Hungary, Austria, and Romania.
I know you are curious to know what is this rolled bread is made of, It is made of rolled yeast dough that is wrapped around a wooden or metal stick and roasted over an open flame until golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
The hot dough is then brushed with butter and rolled around in a cinnamon-sugar and nut mixture. I have personally witnessed it particular process and I was pretty astounded by how is it similar to cooking “Bannacue” Philippine style.
Although this is only one of Prague’s common street food, the pastry is indeed incredible. You can find this everywhere in the city, stalls in the open squares, and markets.
Prices are from 60 CZK per piece, you can also add some ice cream in it or cream and Nutella or just simply the bread itself.
Fresh Fried Potato Chips
Apparently, potato chips are one of the city’s common street foods, It is simply dip fried potatoes and place into cone formed paper, sprinkled with special Czech salt. It also exists in another pattern (Potato chips on a stick).
It wasn’t that much expensive, only 2 euros more or less, for two persons it was already sufficient.
As we wet to the “Christmas Market” in Prague Castle complex, There were various types of classic Czech cuisine all over the stalls. Wandering in the streets with this view makes you droll for its ample attractive smell.
You may not recognize these dishes but as long as you’re craving for food you would possibly try any of it. The dish that is mainly served is called Halusky, its basically made of noodles, potatoes, cheese, and sausages.
There are few dishes which are pretty similar with what Europeans usually cook in their household. This is the pasta with cream and meat.
Don’t forget that these food are pretty heavy it is mixed with cheese + sausages+ meat+ cream. Incredible full of calories (energy to burn)
When you say sausages, you’d think of Germany as they have the best sausages in the world. But surprisingly Prague awe me for its savorous and exquisite taste of sausages.
Honestly, one of the best! Don’t miss the chance to taste Prague’s Klobása or else you will regret it.
Apart from reading a couple of stories about Czech people being “gourmand” I didn’t actually certain if they are, however watching this food on the stalls they are selling, its affirmative!.
Sunka (Prague Ham)
A stewed and mildly beechwood-smoked boneless ham, you can also find it, especially in Markets. But be aware that you cannot buy it in a smaller portion, it’s pretty expensive too. I ordered a piece of slice of Sunka in Svatovaclavké and the seller weight the meat.
At that moment I froze and shocked how big was the portion is, I gently ask if there’s any possibility of buying just a small one. The man says “No, this is the minimum”
I also ask my partner if he wants to eat the ham with me, gladly he said yes! so I paid for it. 7-8 euros for 250 grams of Sunka. And we ate that generous huge portion of ham happily, I added mustard and ketchup sauce and voilà my early dinner is done.
Knedlíky or dumplings is mostly known for accompanying the meal, replaces (potatoes or pasta). It a steamed and slice bread like, at first when you see it you will probably think it’s not a kind of potato but it isn’t.
A combination of wheat flour and dices made of stale bread or rolls.
Our experience in one of the restaurants in Hošťálkova, It was a café bar/restaurant that we cited in the vicinity. The receptionist of the hotel instructed me that there’s a traditional Czech restaurant must visit.
The moment we entered inside, the woman came with the list of the menu (in Czech) we didn’t understand even a piece of word. I call the guy (waiter) to help me explain what the restaurant offers.
Finally, we ended up getting Dumplings with saurkraut and chicken. I did love the sauce, however, the saurkraut has a weird taste. Paying 15 euros for 2 including drinks is worth it.
Other Czech Cuisine to try
Koleno (roast pork knee)
Svíčková na smetaně (with dumplings, whipped cream, and cranberries)
Vepřo-knedlo-zelo (roast pork vepřová with bread dumplings knedlíky)
Tatarák (fresh, minced raw beef mixed with egg yolk, diced onion, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika)
Ovocné knedlíky (fresh fruit dumplings, generally filled with seasonal strawberries, apricots, plums, or plum jam.)
And a lot more.