Czech Dishes in Prague

There are so many Czech dishes and foods to try while you are visiting Prague or Czechia in general! Due to the history of the country, there are a lot of foods that originate from other places, but Czechs have added their own flavors and style, which means everything is worth trying! Here is a list of some of the must eats while touring Prague!

1- Goulash

Technically, goulash comes from Hungary, but Czechs and really, anyone, loves this stew! There is a lot of helping of meat and veggies! It definitely warms you up on a cold night.

2- Trdelnik

This also originates in Hungary, but you can find a version in Romania too. Each country makes it a bit different and having had it in each country, I recommend the Czech version! It is made over an open flame/coals and can be eaten with ice cream, Nutella, or plain.

Not typical, as they are usually more cinnamon brown, but still delicious! This was charcoal ice cream!

3- Dumplings

As someone who grew up with Asian dumplings, I was in for a surprise when I found this version was bread or potatoes and it is a side dish for most traditional Czech dishes. The thickness is great for sopping up the extra sauce! Though dumplings aren’t strictly Czech, they are more Eastern European.

4- Kulac

This is a cake like pastry and truly delicious! 

5- Svíčková na smetaně

This is a very traditional meal. It consist of meat in sauce with lemon, cranberries, and cream. It is served with bread and/or potato dumplings. Any traditional restaurant will serve it!

I was told 2nd day/leftovers are the best.

6- Pork Knee/Knuckle

Who doesn’t like slow cooked meat that just falls off the bone? This is it, and it will look like a knee or knuckle when it arrives on your plate.

7- Fried Cheese

Name kinda explains it I think!

7, 6, and 5 from top of the photo to the bottom, you can also see the dumplings with the bottom plate

I hope you go to Czech hungry, but leave absolutely satisfied! I know me and my visitors did!

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