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Travel Guide: Czech Republic Food & Drink

12th Aug 2015 12:00am | By Editor

Beer, beer, beer – Czech's love the amber nectar.

Food

You can expect a cheap and hearty meal in the Czech Republic.  Wholesome staples include pork, dumplings, potatoes and pickled cabbage. You won't find a salad easily though...

Some common Czech dishes are:

hovězí guláš s knedlíkem - beef goulash with dumplings

vepřová pečeně, knedlík, zelí - roasted port, dumplings and sauerkraut

smažený vepřový řízek - pork schnitzel

plněná paprika s rajskou omáčkou - stuffed bell peppers and tomato sauce

 

Drink

Apparently there are some great Czech wines available, but for most traveller's Prague is all about the crisp, cheap local beer (or pivo to the locals). Here's are some facts to keep you on the straight and narrow:

Czechs like beer

The Czech Republic is the number one beer drinking nation on the planet, with an annual per capita consummation of some 156 litres.

Lager rules

Most Czech beers are lagers, brewed naturally from hand-picked hops.

Head on

Czechs like their beer cellar temperature with a creamy, tall head.

Pilsner please

The best known Czech beer is the original Pils beer, Pilsner Urquell, brewed in the town of Plzen and exported worldwide.

 

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in the Czech Republic.