23.06.2006 - 24.11.2006
Here, the tasty salmon is from Norway.
Across the street from our apt. building is a Mexican restaurant. They serve "tortila chips" - a plate that comes with tortilla chips and three "sauces": sour cream, melted nacho cheese stuff, and barbeque sauce.
Kidney beans are used in the burritos.
This is a typical Czech-Mex restaurant in the Zizkov District down the street from Palac Acropolis, a well-known performance venue.
Not only Czech-Mex but also other delicious foods are on the menu.
More traditional foods
Looking at a recipe book here and talking to natives, I have learned that many of the traditional foods are meat, potato and dumpling based. Fried foods. Rich foods. Good winter foods. There are fresh fruits and vegies (lots of cabbage) here now, of course - along with the meat, etc. There is a small, round red berry that I want to try, but haven't yet. I see people on the metro with baskets of them. Beautiful.
- they are found on the shelf next to the mustard
- cartons of six or ten
- our 'fridge accommodates 7 eggs in the little egg holder place in the door.
Pubs/non-tourist cafes (23 Kc = 1 USD)
- 1/2 liter beer costs 20 Kc
- 1/4 liter sparkling water costs 21 Kc
- I've seen waitresses heft three mugs of beer in one hand...
- Rohlik is 20 Kc, and is a short, bagette-like white bread. This one came covered with baked, melted cheese with a slice of baked bacon on each end.. I ordered this not knowing what it was... I liked it!
- At one cafe, Thollem ordered a Bernard, and when a small glass of yellow, thick liquid appear, he realized the waitress misunderstood his "Pivo Bernard, prosim" request. We had a good laugh as I drank the delicious banana juice... Imagine Thollem ordering banana juice!
Considered a suburb of Prague, it was its own town, and still retains that feeling.
I ordered the following to give my vignette readers an idea of one traditional Czech dish. (Oops - I failed to write the name):
- three slices of well-done beef
- three round slices of dumpling (off-white, spongy. Think sliced matzo balls)
- all in a homemade tomato sauce
I ate a good portion of it, but decided, since I am not a meat eater, I couldn't truly judge the quality of the meat, and thus, stopped eating.
- Note: I will not pay for another meal with meat just for the sake of my readers. I will, however, eat anything a host/ess serves me in their home. I might not ask for seconds, though.