Favorite Czech Meal?

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by My Czech Republic, May 17, 2004.


If you could have only one Czech meal, which of the following would you choose?

  1. Beef goulash with dumplings (Hovězí guláš s knedlíkem)

    1 vote(s)
  2. Beef sirloin with dumplings and vegetable cream sauce (Svíčková na smetaně, knedlík)

    0 vote(s)
  3. Roast pork, dumplings and sauerkraut (Vepřová pečeně, knedlík, zelí / "vepřo-knedlo-zelo")

    1 vote(s)
  4. Roasted duck with sauerkraut and dumplings (Pečená kachna se zelím a knedlíkem)

    0 vote(s)
  5. Pork schnitzel with mashed potatoes (Smažený vepřový řízek s bramborovou kaší)

    0 vote(s)
  6. Other - please tell us in a post in this forum

    0 vote(s)
  1. ursula

    ursula Well-Known Member

    i want salzburger nockerln and i know its not czech. they are sweet but not too sweet and i love them.
  2. CzechHonza

    CzechHonza Member

    pm me for advice
  3. ursula

    ursula Well-Known Member

    i just emailed you! if you dont get it let me know.
  4. Luciaviolin

    Luciaviolin Member

    Hi ladies,
    How about Lívance se skořicí and Bramboráky? I have been a vegetarian for many years and I have to say I do miss our fattening and mostly unhealthy (go cabbage!) czech food.
  5. rockinrobin

    rockinrobin Member

    Fried cheese!!! I'll be there in a few weeks and cannot wait to eat it again, it is a rare treat since I am too young to die of a heart attack.... :wink:
  6. Viktor

    Viktor Well-Known Member

    Oddly, the zelo now served in CZ, is but boiled cabbage in vinegar and sugar water... The zelo my mother used to serve, the real Czech zelo recepie was: 1/2 sauerkrut and 1/2 apple sauce , simmered for hurs with carraway seeds and bullion to attain the sweet/sour taste. But then she also knidded and boiled her own dumplins w/ crutons.

    Unfortunetly, I tried several eateries in Prague as well as elsewhere in the Republic, but did not find, what I considered the REAL juicy/ moist vepro, knedlo & zelo. It's a shame that the menu of all eateries in the republic is now so commercialized -- the fingerlicking taste is just not in in anymore -- I guess it is called progress...

  7. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    I make sweet and sour cabbage the way my mom made - starting with sauteed onion sprinkled with few caraway seeds, then add julienned white or red cabbage, mixture of water/vinegar/sugar and bit of salt. You could add sliced apple if you wish. When cabbage is soft, thicken with finely shredded raw potato, and lastly add a tablespoon of butter. Mix, heat through and serve. YUM!
  8. Weezi

    Weezi Member

    Ahoj!!- yet another vote for fried cheese on a white bun w tartar sauce!!!
    What a fabulous guilty pleasure!!! The best is that there is no shame to that sandwich in CR...in Canada, the whole wheat and fibre gods may very well strike you down in your tracks for eating one...(or maybe even 2!) thanx for this! very fun! :)
  9. haukur

    haukur Active Member

    i can't make up my mind on this topic, even though i voted for svickova. its just too hard to decide between the svickova and smazeny syr. i just got back from the czech republic about 2-3 days ago, after spending a month there and i allready miss the svickova and the smazeny syr.
  10. gypzy

    gypzy Well-Known Member

    Hello Food Lovers of the World :mrgreen: !

    I believe I just had the best meal of my life, ever :D ! I love all kinds of ethnic food. My motto is as long as it's edible I'll try it at least once. I used most recipes from my Bohemian cookbook. Ham roasted w/ bread dough (dough recipe 4 wheat bread came from Better Homes and Gardens), Pivni polevka (using a creamy dark microbrew from Wisconsin and sauteed mushrooms w/ onions), Stewed cabbage (I used juice from Pivni polevka just before cabbage was done cooking). After I tasted all this my taste buds did a Polka on my tongue :lol:! Sorry for the discription, that's the only way to describe how good it was. I've never tasted anything so good in my life. Roasting the bread dough on the ham sealed in the moisture. The ham absorbed the grainy flavor from the bread, while the bread absorbed the flavor from the ham. I put the bread in w/ the soup. A really good hint for anyone making Pivni polevka, instead of half the clear liquid being strictly water, use 50/50 water and leftover juice from saurkraut. If you don't have enough kraut juice use as much as you can, and the rest water. This seriously gives it a tangy flavor that definetly compliments the beer. Also, evaported milk in a can seems to be the best consistency for the creaminess (is that a word :? ?), although I do like heavy cream in it. I also dabbed a bit of sour cream on my cabbage after cooking.

    By 4 Now! Happy Eating!!!!
  11. MorpheusWan

    MorpheusWan Member

    Dumplings with fresh baked bread and mashed potatoes :wink:
  12. Jan

    Jan Member

    And no meat or anything else? What kind of dumplings?

    BTW, I added your site to my favorites under name: "One of The most beautiful".
  13. MorpheusWan

    MorpheusWan Member

    Since I'm a vegetarian, there's no meat included in my meals.

    I love potato dumplings, fruit dumplings are not bad, though.

    Many thanx for adding my site to your favorites. It's my great pleasure and honor to be on the list of "One of the most beautiful"
  14. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member

    no one for španělský ptáčky? i actually prefer them with rice, but dumplings or fresh bread are also good :) especially with just the left over sauce (gravy?)

    other favourites: znojemská omáčka, fresh jelita (similar to black pudding i believe?), bramboraky (potato pancakes of a sort)
  15. Dana

    Dana Well-Known Member

    I love španělské ptáčky with rice! I remember them as a regular item at our elementary school cafeteria. Haven't had them for ages. :(
  16. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    svickova with bread dumplings for me...
    I used to love misha (frozen cream cheese polarka with chocolate covering). (Not sure if that's what it was called) in the summers...
    I remember asking for halusky with brynza when we went to Tatras skiing with dad. I have not been able to find real brynza since coming to Canada (feta cheese just doesn't cut it).
  17. atyka

    atyka Well-Known Member

    Reading all these I really realize how much I miss my country. No tvaroh here (for fruit dumplings), no sauerkraut here, no bryndza, that's clear and no other yammi things.. almost everywhere gas oven = really bad for baking. Ufff. I will dream with any of the Czech traditional food tonight :)
  18. fabik317

    fabik317 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone mentioned mushrooms? I love pink toadstools (probably not proper english but that's what they're called over here) fried in butter and I'd die for that kind of mushroom soup with whole caps and stems, some potatoes, marjoram and big "grease eyes" in it, preferably served so hot you burn your tongue on it.
  19. andyml

    andyml Member

    My favorite meal is a pork knee (veprevo koleno) :D
  20. ursula

    ursula Well-Known Member

    hallo fabik
    m surprised you are still alive. over here toadstools are poisonous. or are you aiming for a shamanistic experience?ciao
    wrong name ii think. personally i love chantarelles

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