Traditional Prague Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Prague is complete without tasting the traditional Prague food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Prague to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Nakládaný Hermelín: cheese, marinated with onion, garlic and chilli.
- Obložený Chlebíček: are open-face sandwiches, which consists of age pastry garnished with other food.
- Smaženy Syr (Fried Cheese): a slice of cheese, usually breaded with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and fried either in a pan or in a deep fryer.
- Šunková Rolka Plněná Křenem: ham roll stuffed with horseradish.
- Tlačenka: brawn with onion.
- Topinky: fried garlic bread.
- Zavináč: fish rolls, served with beer.
- Bramborová Polévka: an ordinary potato soup, which is one of the fundamental pillars of Czech cuisine.
- Česneková Polévka: a traditional Czech soup made from garlic.
- Couračka: sauerkraut soup with cabbage, potatoes, bacon and milk.
- Dršťková Polévka: a tripe soup with meat, garlic and vegetables.
- Hovězí polévka s játrovými knedlíčky: soup made with beef, liver dumplings and species.
- Kulajda: is a Czech soup with mushrooms.
- Kuřecí Polévka: a chicken soup with vegetables and noodles.
- Zelnacka: a Czech cabbage soup made with pickled cabbage, beef bones, potatoes, tomatoes and sweet paprika.
- Bramborový Salát: a traditional potato salad, based also on root vegetables, eggs, and tartar sauce.
- Šopský salát: mixed salad, served with feta cheese.
- Bramboráky: potato pancakes, nicely flavored with garlic.
- Goulash: is primarily a soup, usually made of beef, onions, vegetables, spices and ground paprika powder.
- Houbová Smaženice: fried mushrooms (mushrooms, onion, eggs, butter, species).
- Kapr smažený s bramborovým salátem: a traditional meal eaten usually during Christmas.
- Knedlíky: Czech bread dumplings are a very important part of the Czech heritage.
- Pečená Kachna: roast duck, which usually includes the classic Czech cuisine.
- Pečené Vepřové Koleno: roast pork knuckle, served with fresh vegetables, salads, steamed cabbage, boiled potatoes, horseradish.
- Pražská Sunka: it can be brine cured, fully cooked and smoked, boneless ham.
- Řízek: schnitzel, made from pork or chicken.
- Svicková: it is made of vegetables, spiced with black pepper, allspice, bay leaf and thyme and boiled with double cream.
- Vepřo knedlo zelo: roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut.
- Jablečný Závin: apple strudel is a traditional pastry, the most famous dessert in Prague.
- Kolache: is a type of pastry consisting of a semi-sweet yeast dough baked with fillings such as fruits.
- Marokánky: sweet nutty pile, using different colors such as chocolate or candied fruit selection of types.
- Mazanec: an Easter dish made of fried peas.
- Medovník: is a layered honey cake with chopped walnut toppings and is one of Prague’s best-loved and known desserts.
- Ovocné Knedlíky: fruit dumplings. Are definitely the signature Czech summer dish.
- Palačinky: thin pancake batter which are similar to french crepes and have various fillings and toppings.
- Perník: gingerbread, which is a must during the Christmas preparations.
- Rohlík: traditional Czech bread - soft, delicious and aromatic.
- Vanocka: is a bread, rich in eggs and butter, making it similar to brioche.
- Žemlovka: sweet pudding.
- Olomoucké Syrečky: Olomouc curd cheese, are a type of soft ripened cheese.
- Utopenci ( Drowned Man): is a jar of pickled hot dogs, onions and spices.
- Klobása: sausage.
- Langoš: a deep fried piece of dough with toppings.
- Lázeňské Oplatky:spa wafers.
- Párek v Rohlíku: a hot dog, consisting of boiled sausage, which is inserted into hot dogs or bagels.
- Trdelnik: is a traditional cake and sweet pastry.
- Kofola: Kofo syrup, the main ingredient, consists of 14 natural ingredients (such as extracts from apple, cherry), sugar, and caramel.
- Semtex: is a brand of energy drink, which contains the maximum allowed amounts of caffeine and taurine.
- Becherovka: is a herbal liquor, traditionally made out of several secret plants.
- Fernet: it comes in different variants, Stock, Citrus and is best served cold or with ice.
- Radegast beer: Czech beer.
- Slivovitz: is an alcoholic beverage made from plums.
- Staropramen: a "ležák" or premium beer lager of 12 degrees Plato or 5% abv.
- Svařák: hot mulled wine, usually red, combined with spices and typically served warm.
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