Czech food is rich and heavy and has improved a lot since the days when I first arrived in the Czech Republic. Have a look at some of the tasty main courses which you may encounter on a visit to the Czech Republic.
Gulas se knedlikem. Goulasch with dumplings. Probably the most common dish in the Czech Republic. The sauce is wonderfully rich and good dumplings are slightly moist and can be used to soak up a lot of the sauce. The rings of raw onions are the token vegetable thrown in but you don’t have to eat them. Expect to pay between £2.50 and £3.50.
I ate this wonderful piece of duck (kachna) together with red cabbage and dumplings on the 2nd of April 2007. It was the lunchtime special, 99 crowns – about £3.
A Czech chicken kiev with opekane brambory (roast potatoes). Notice the twist of orange on the greasy batter of the kiev. About £3.50
Wild boar with red cabbage and mini dumplings. Very tasty though not common in cheaper restaurants. £6.50
Svickova. A piece of beef in a creamy white sauce with four dumplings. If it weren’t creamy enough there’s a squidge of artificial cream. Some cranberry jam tops the cream. £4
More wild boar – this time served with a delicious wild mushroom sauce. Czechs know their wild mushrooms and it was a pleasure to find them being used in a restaurant. £7
A piece of venison in a rich sauce with a slice of orange and cranberry sauce. The dumplings were flavoured with ginger. Exotic or what? £7
A fair-sized steak sitting on top of a mountain of chips. Note that the meat sauce is under the chips, making them soggy. On top of the steak is a fried egg and a slice of bacon. Would a French chef have a heart attack by eating it – or just looking at it? £5.50
A comparatively small steak covered in melted cheese and bacon. The mushrooms on the left were filled with garlic and grilled. Very tasty – just make sure your partner eats some as well. £5
Pork steak in a blue cheese sauce. Lousy presentation but excellent. £4.50
One of my more expensive meals – about £7 – rabbit (kralici maso) with asparagus -but it was delicious.
A very common meal in the Czech Republic. Chopped up pieces of pork in a spicy tomato based sauce. £4.50
Interesting presentation of Czech potato pancakes and goulasch. Not the healthiest Czech dish in the world, but tasty. £4
The ubiquitous pork steak and chips. On this occasion served up with grated cabbage, carrot, beetroot and er, more cabbage. £3.50
More americky brambory underneath a very juicy steak with piles of salad. Excellent. £7.50
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