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EATING CZECH FOOD – Goulash, Fried Cheese & Pilsner Beer in Prague



Eating Czech Food : Goulash, Fried Cheese & Pilsner Beer in Prague

I have a confession to make. When I discover a restaurant I love while on the road I often return multiple times. There have been a few cases where I’ve come back daily and I sometimes even frequent the same place multiple times in one day!

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Since arriving in Prague I’ve discovered a gem of a local pub where I can’t seem to get enough of their generous portions of goulash and cheaper than water frothy Pilsner ale.

Goulash is a stew (or soup) consisting of meat, noodles, vegetables and other ingredients seasoned with paprika and other spices typically smothered in a thick gravy sauce.

The reason I’m so enamored by this particular local pub is that it is frequented almost exclusively by locals. Unlike ‘tourist restaurants’ nearby the old quarter, servers here speak limited English, only special English menus exist and prices are literally half or a third of what I’d pay elsewhere. I almost forget to mention that the food is undeniably delicious and the portions are generous.

The perfect complement to the Czech goulash (gulyás) is a pint of Pilsner and Czech dumplings (hovězí guláš s knedlíkem) and/or Czech bread (knedlíky) to mop up the gravy.

Pilsner, one of my favorite beers from around the world, has a golden color, light taste and high level of froth. Deriving its name from the city of Plzeň, Bohemia, Czech Republic in 1842, it is a popular beer both domestically and abroad.

I almost forgot to mention the appetizer, Czech fried cheese (Smažený sýr) usually either Hermelin or Edam breaded and fried. This was a nice salty addition to the meal that we both thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall, we enjoyed the afternoon bar patio setting with great food, local prices and a fun atmosphere. When visiting Prague be sure to check out a local pub specializing in traditional Czech cuisine.

It is a beautiful day here in Prague. We are having an early dinner outdoors in the patio. And of course, when in Prague, you have to eat Czech food. We’re going to be introducing you to some new dishes.

We’ve found this awesome local little place right across from our apartment and we’ve been coming here daily.

In my hand here I’ve got myself a Pilsner beer. This is like an Czech institution. It is known for its golden color and high level of foam and a nice light taste. Okay. Take a drink already.

The best thing about it – it is cheaper than water and cola.

Chug. Chug. Chug.

And you know I’ll be having more than one.

We got ourselves a fun little appetizer here. It is three different kinds of fried cheese and I found this on the vegetarian side of the menu. Let’s taste test it.

This looks nice and creamy and it is a little green inside. It might be blue cheese. I can’t tell what kind of cheese it is. It has been breaded in bread crumbs, it is nice and gooey and melt-y inside. Is it tasty? It is definitely tasty.

Let’s try another.

This one over here looks like it might be brie just from judging from the insides.

Time to try it. Well? That is delicious. Deep-fried cheese, I’m a fan.

Up next we have a big plate of goulash. Now goulash is actually Hungarian but the Czech Republic does have its own variety. What differs between the two is that the Hungarian is usually served with meat, noodles and vegetables and the one from the Czech Republic only has meat, so let’s dig in.

The cool thing here is you can try the goulash with either potato cakes or steamed bread. We’ve got the dumplings right now.

It is just such a lovely gravy here. This is honestly the best goulash I’ve tried anywhere. And you’ve been eating it here every single day for lunch and dinner right?

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This is part of our Travel in the Czech Republic series showcasing Czech culture, Czech arts & Czech foods.

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44 comments

  1. Actually thats not how you eat those dumplings you ahould eat them with the fork ;)

  2. What was the name of the restaurant you ate at in this videoAudrey and Samuel? I want to try it. I will be in Prague for 6 nights in about a month. Food looked great. I'll be staying in new town area.

  3. Goulash 😀 is a Guláš (im from czech )

  4. Your face says I hate this cheese lol

  5. Neroli Dante Melis (nero)

    I live in Czech Republic

  6. teď mám chuť na bramborák :D

  7. You have good video, but we eat a dumplings with fork and knife. ;D

  8. Too bad that I am watching this video at 2 o'clock am and I am so hungry right now 😀 By the way thank you for good rating. 😀 

  9. stupid pub with primitive server, shithole, nothing to be amazed of or visit

  10. i love when you say czech food is good

  11. gulash

  12. am czech i love awer food and drinks espesli kokola

  13. Andreas TheRevealing

    how the fuck do you eat dumplinks?

  14. Don't talk with food in your mouth. Specially if you can't hide the food.

  15. limakh1 speedcuber

    knedlíky jíst rukama 😀 😀 :D

  16. Wow! Good video ! 🙂 Greeting from Czech Republic! 🙂 "Guláš" is the best, and really good is the "vepřo, knedlo, zelo" hope you will visit Czech again! :)

  17. cizinci nevědí jak se jí knedlík no to mne trefi šlak

  18. Czech Republic history: communism till 1989. Please tell me the history and the achievements.

  19. bad parody of stew! not right goulach !

  20. i'm from the Czech Republic and this video is nice. :D

  21. And now I am hungry

  22. Smells amazing! :D

  23. Good video:) Iam from Czech rep. :)

  24. how the fuck were you holding that dumbling?! :D

  25. WTF are you doing with the dumplinks? 😀 Nice video guys 🙂 greetings from Czech Rep.

  26. Ten pocit když to jíš denně :D

  27. To sů kokoti oni žerů ty knedle ruků tvl.

  28. Ty pičo oni su tam nadšení z obyčejného smažáku.

  29. czech food is disgusting as czechs..

  30. You guys, invented a new way how to eat dumplings!! :DD

  31. Viva Morava

  32. I love all you ate maybe because I am Czech! good choices.

  33. I know it is something exotic for Americans and no one knows everything, but do not touch dumplings (or knedlíky in czech) – use fork and knife to eat them.

  34. Stream International

    hahah, that's awesome, glad you liked our food!!!! btw. if anyone's coming to Prague, we made a video on how to behave in Czech pub – what are the do's and don'ts so feel free to check that out, recommendation about prices, what to order etc.
    Anyway, really cool video you guys, feel free to come back to visit us and we can go to have a pivo (beer) 🙂 together!

  35. Now i know how to eat knedlík 😀 Stejně knedlíky FTW :3 :D

  36. because im from Czech????

  37. lol ITS good am i right?

  38. Looks amazing. And thank you for chewing with your mouths closed and not smacking your lips. ^^

  39. Lol this guy is Oscar winner director Jiri Menzel – https://youtu.be/hWQdbuHDi5c?t=4m45s .

  40. 1st cheese was propably niva, 2nd hermelín and 3th eidem

  41. welcome in my country 🙂 is good our beer? i recomended ( polička , poutník, chotěboř ) small beer factory but hight quality ;)

  42. sorry I grew up

  43. yeah yeah czech food is very tasty …hu hu asif …czech people hate every food except their own I am an Indian and I growed up in Czech Republic I saw that whichever school I went they hated any other food

  44. What is the name of the restaurant!?!

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