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Typical Czech Food

Vepřo knedlo zelo (Pork-Dumplings-Sauerkraut)
Slice of roast pork, whitebread dumplings, boiled sauerkraut.

Czech traditional cuisine dumpling, cabbage and pork meat

Svíčková (Sirloin Stew)
Slice of boiled and roasted sirloin, whitebread dumplings, vegetable
cream sauce, cranberry, lemon, and cream garnish.

Svíčková (Sirloin Stew)

Koprovka (Dill Sauce)
Slice of boiled beef, whitebread dumplings, dill cream sauce,
hard-boiled egg.

Koprovka (Dill Sauce)

Pečené vepřové koleno (Roast Leg of Pork)
A large serving of fatty meat, ideally wash down with plenty of beer.
A good choice to boost endurance before heavy drinking.

Pečené vepřové koleno (Roast Leg of Pork)

Kulajda (Egg Cream Soup)
Traditional Southern Bohemian cream soup with diced potatoes,
mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs, and dill.

Kulajda (Egg Cream Soup)

Smažák (formally smažený sýr, Fried Cheese)
A thick slice of usually basic-quality semi-hard cheese (most often
low-fat (30%) Czech imitation Edam cheese) coated in flour,
whipped egg yolk, and breadcrumbs, then pan- or fryer-fried.
Served usually with French fries or potatoes, with Tartar sauce or
ketchup as condiment.

Smažák (formally smažený sýr, Fried Cheese)

Utopenec (Pickled Sausage)
Czech soft sausage pickled in vinegar water with onion and pickles.
Traditional Czech beer snack.

Utopenec (Pickled Sausage)

Nakládaný hermelín (Pickled Hermelín Cheese)
Another beer snack. A small wheel of Hermelín cheese (Czech
imitation Camembert) cut horizontally in two, with various
garnishes in the middle. These usually consist of onion, garlic, and
pepperoni, and sometimes also nuts, plums, or anything else you
feel like adding. The cheeses so prepared are pickled in oil for
several days before serving.

Nakládaný hermelín (Pickled Hermelín Cheese)

Tatarák (formally tatarský biftek, Steak Tartare)
High-quality beef (ideally sirloin, but don’t expect that in a cheap
restaurant) manually scraped into very fine strips. Mixed with salt,
pepper, paprika, garlic, onion, mustard, ketchup, Worcester sauce,
and raw yolk. The local traditional way to serve it is unmixed, with
the mixing done by the patron as desired. Side of deep-fried bread
slices and garlic.

Tatarák (formally tatarský biftek, Steak Tartare)

Bramborák (Potato Pancake)
Fried pancakes of batter made from fine-grated raw potatoes, eggs,
flour, garlic, marjoram, salt, and pepper.

Bramborák (Potato Pancake)

Ovocné knedlíky (Fruit Dumplings)
Dumplings of cottage cheese or yeast dough, filled with various
fruits (one kind at a time). You can get plum, apricot, raspberry,
blueberry, blackberry, … Sprinkled with grated hard cottage cheese
and sugar and topped with melted butter.

Ovocné knedlíky (Fruit Dumplings)