Coming to the Czech Republic can be overwhelming, especially as the language is so totally different to those of Western Europe. Which makes finding food (and knowing what it is
) that much more difficult. Below I have compiled a list of the most popular (read: delicious) local foods, which are always, ALWAYS
A sort mixture between a doughnut, a croissant and bread in a spiral covered with cinnamon and sugar. It's cooked by being grilled on top of a coal fire, which gives it a unique smokey flavour.
Dumplings! Ah, who does not joke about the Czechs and their love of dumplings?! They're usually made out of wheat or potato flour, and served as a side dish with some meat.
Alriiiiight this is a Hungarian dish. But the Czechs seemed to have adopted it into their own cuisine. This is a stew containing any form of meat - chicken, turkey, lamb, duck and even rabbit.
A personal favourite! Fried cheese! Mmmm so delicious. This is for the veggies out there. It is what it says on the tin, a breaded cheese fried so that the inside is all melty. YUM.
A popular snack to go with beer. Pickled cheese. Don't knock it until you've tried it.
You will find most places offering this. It's soup. It's usually served as a starter before a main meal, and the most popular ones are onion and garlic.
You'll find these being sold on street stalls in Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square - grilled sausages. Not only do they smell amazing, but they taste amazing too. (before any of you judge me. I had one in my pre-veggie days!)
My favourite desert. My favourite street food. My favourite food. Pancakes! As a Brit, we only seem to have pancakes once a year, on pancake day. Here, I can walk through the centre and pick one up on my way home! Usually served with fruit and ice cream or cream.
Also, yes, I am very aware that the food may not be that aesthetically appealing - but don't judge a book by its cover. All the food is very delicious.
By local-foodie, Angharad Owen