Whenever I walk to the tram stop I always spot a place called Boorgies which according to their abundant signage is well known for their burgers however until a week ago I hadn’t gone in.
The environment inside is kind of a strange mixture between a cafeteria and a restaurant with lots of tables set out in a pattern and people eating by themselves. As with a lot of places in Prague the staff speak enough English to help you order although I found it weird that when customising my burger I was only allowed to have either bacon or cheese not both and when it came to sauce I was only allowed to have ketchup or mayonnaise not both, this one is especially weird because ketchup and mayonnaise mixed together is what makes ‘burger sauce’.
The chips were very small and thin almost like what you would expect from a school cafeteria but they were still nice, the Coke I got was in a very small cup which held less than a
cans worth in it and to my surprise the Ketchup was not only home made but arguably nicer than Heinz ketchup. It
had a slightly thinner texture and lighter hue than usual but it tasted fresh and was definitely a welcome part of the meal.
I didn’t go all the way to Boorgies to eat Ketchup and fries I went to eat their burgers, I ended
up getting mine with cheese, lettuce, ketchup, tomato and grilled onions. The first thing I noticed when I held the burger was that the bun was very basic and felt a bit stale, when I took a bite out of it it tasted exactly the same, basic and stale, as for the burger itself it was nice but that’s about it. The patty was lukewarm and the ingredients didn’t steal the show but honestly there wasn’t anything that made this burger stand out in a good way, I thought for sure the ketchup would do it but it seems the rest of the ingredients over powered it leaving a burger that’s sort of like what I imagine McDonalds would make if they didn’t have to do it quickly, a cheap but good enough burger thats fine for the price but nothing special.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad burger it’s just barely above the one I had at Tinseltown and honestly if it hadn’t been for the ketchup and constant signage I may not have even bothered writing about it. Taste aside 150 Kč is good value for what you’re getting and they even give you free wifi for 30 minutes but you need to ask for the code. If you’re in the area I say definitely try it but don’t expect much, this is a classic example of ‘you get what you pay for’.
 After going back and trying the bacon burger I have to say it exceeded my expectations. The bacon was more like parma ham thin and crispy and the relish added a bit of a tang to the burger, it’s still not as good as some restaurants but it’s a lot better than I gave it credit for and I actually do recommend you try it.
One of the most enticing things about visiting another country is experiencing the type of food they have and how it differs to your norm. Although this mostly occurs in restaurants it usually ripples out to fast food establishments too as seen by the presence of Bageterie Boulevard. As far as I know there is nothing similar in the UK excluding Subway as that exists both in London and Prague, in a similar style to Subway you can either pick a sandwich from the menu or make a custom one but everything from the bread to the meats are completely different to what you find in a Subway.
For only 39Kč you can get a small sandwich which by no means will fill you up but is perfect for a light snack. The Vídeňák consists of a acheter viagra frankfurter sausage, cheese, grilled onions, mayonnaise and mustard, it’s my favourite one to get on a cold night as it always warms you up. The Bavorak comes with Bavarian meatloaf, mustard and 2 pickles which adds a bit of a tangy tastes to the meat. The Sweet Chilli is exactly what it sounds like with chicken covered in a sweet chilli sauce and lettuce. Le Fish is a fish finger sandwich with tartar sauce and lettuce, I tried this without the sauce as I don’t like tartar and it’s still a nice meatless alternative if that’s what you’re looking for.
No good restaurant would be seen without some form of potatoes and Baguetterie Boulevard’s Patatas are more like potato wedges than the thin and crispy fries you find at McDonalds. Interestingly they come in a triangular cone shaped container which would be ideal for eating while on the go and they cover the patatas in mayonnaise not just on the top layer but on the middle layer too.
After a long day exploring the Prague castles my housemates Sæunn, Sophia and I stopped off at a cafe called Národní kavárna which translated in to English means National Café.
While they have a decent variety of breakfasts as well as set daily menus we were only interested in grabbing a quick coffee and since I don’t much like coffee I got a hot chocolate instead, but not just any hot chocolate a deluxe hot chocolate with baileys, banana syrup and cream served in a clear glass so you can feel just how hot the drink actually is.
Now I lived in Prague from January 18th to April 18th 2015 and in those 3 months i’ve ordered so many hot chocolate that in the next few weeks i’ll be publishing a list of the best one i’ve had in Prague, that being said the deluxe čokoláda from Národní kavárna is the absolute best hot chocolate i’ve ever had.
The chocolate has a thick yet runny texture and tastes sweet but not sickly almost like it was made from literal melted chocolate, the cream (which is extra) helps cool it down while also disguising some of the sweetness that the banana syrup adds, and the Baileys, is it necessary? No but just how bacon goes perfectly with a burger Baileys and hot chocolate are a match made in heaven.
As good as it is it is on the expensive side but then again what did you expect with Baileys, banana syrup and cream added to it? This is something you should definitely not have every day or even every few days but if you’re in the area and want to have a break from walking the cobbled streets of Prague then go in to Národní kavárna, order thedeluxe čokoláda and find out why I consider it the best hot chocolate both in and outside of Prague.
The first weekend I was in Prague my housemates Sæunn, Sophia and I went out for breakfast at a place called Café Louvre which despite having café in the name is more along the lines of a restaurant.
Since I was new to Czech culture I decided to go with a Czech breakfast which consisted of orange juice, two types of ham, edam, emmental, butter, a boiled egg and a slice of apple cake. It felt a lot like a continental breakfast with a twist, the twist being the apple cake which tasted nice but wasn’t something I was used to having in the morning.
I like that the Czech traditional breakfast is a lot healthier than the traditional English breakfast although i’m assuming that they don’t have it every day there is something nice about having cold meats and cake instead of hot meats and runny eggs.
While wondering around a shopping centre in Prague I came across a stand selling something that looked pretty interesting called the Sushi Roller which is a new way of eating sushi on the go. Everything you need from wasabi and soy sauce to the sushi itself is contained in the handy tube shaped packaging, to remove the sushi simply http://www.cialisgeneriquefr24.com/cialis-sans-ordonnance-en-suisse/ grab
the stick attached to cialis fiable the side of the tube and poke it through the hole at
the bottom then twist the cap open to pour the pre-made wasabi and soy sauce mixture on the sushi and enjoy.
Being the food enthusiast and lover of innovative products I couldn’t help but try this out and while I absolutely adore the packaging the adoration stops the moment you put the sushi in your mouth and realise what you have done. There is a reason why sushi is such a delicate meal that is rarely if ever seen in fast food establishments and thats because raw fish doesn’t stay fresh for long, once the very viagra sans ordonnance small window is up you’re not just in for a bad taste experience https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/vente-viagra-fiable/ you’re risking possible illness. As great as an idea it is on the surface it simply comes down to having impeccable timing for this to even be worth eating.
When I think of tacos I think of the hard shell kinds of taco that have a huge amount of crunch and are very hard to eat without making a mess, I was half right. The taco burger at Jama consists of a burger patty, roasted tomatoes, melted cheddar cheese, melted edam cheese, salsa, sour cream, spices viagra sans ordonnance all in a soft flour ‘taco’ shaped wrap and came with a portion of nachos covered in the same stuff the burger was covered in.
I was kind of surprised but pleased at the same time that they used an actual beef patty and not mince which is
what you would expect from a proper taco, this comes with the caveat of more chewing work but hey what do you expect from a burger?
The nachos looked very nice as if they were home made but for some reason they tasted stale and didn’t give that extra crunch I was expecting. After taking a bite out of the taco burger a lot of taste sensations came out at once the beef patty was thick and meaty while the spices gave it a bit of heat but the sour cream cooled it down all the while these sauces and meat juices are dripping on to the plate making a mess it’s something novel that is fun to have one time but because
of the mixed flavours I don’t think it would become
a regular favourite.
Having visited the dancing house before I saw the very fancy restaurant Ginger & Fred on my way out and knew it would be the perfect place for my mum, her friend and I to dine at while they were visiting Prague. As expected from a fancy restaurant the service was impeccable all the waiters were nicely dressed and spoke what sounded like perfect English, whenever our glasses got close to being empty we would automatically get a top up unless
told them not to.
For starter I had the pan seared calamari and shrimps with confit fennel, potatoes and crustacean sauce. While it was flavoured and presented well I feel that it’s one of the weaker starters, for the price it’s at you could get a 300g portion of mussels with homemade chips and still have money to spare.
For the main course I decided not to get the beef steak or leg of lamb which both would’ve been delicious instead I went for the Black Ginger & Fred burger which consists of beef ribs marinated in Coca-Cola, black Abondance cheese, onion marmalade, homemade chips and a side of coleslaw.
As is a Ginger and Fred standard the chips were fried in peanut oil which resulted in them being light, thin and crispy with a very minor fluffiness on the inside. I was found it very surprising how nice the coleslaw was considering I don’t usually like it, the flavour was not too tangy or sweet and in the right shaped container for dunking your chips in.
Despite it’s small size the black burger was everything you expect from a luxurious restaurant, the meat it had a very rich flavour which probably came from the Coca-Cola and the foie gras helped to bring everything together. The blackness of the bun was just a novelty although what I didn’t notice until much later was the combination of brioche bread and sesame seeds which is not something I have ever seen anywhere else.
Finally for dessert I had the chocolate burger in macaron with raspberry purée and apple chips. The chocolate burger was one of the most amazing
creations i’ve ever seen with so much attention to detail in the ingredients, the bun is made from 2 macarons, the cheese is made from marzipan, the lettuce is from mint and the patty is made from a chocolate brownie. The apple chips were thin, warm and wrapped
in a newspaper cone for authenticity and it was all served with a side of raspberry purée which acted almost like a ketchup.
Without taking anything away from the calamari and the black burger the chocolate burger was without a doubt the best course and something that definitely needs to be seen more often. As is usually case with fancy restaurants the taste, presentation and service is always amazing however for the prices you’re paying I would’ve liked to have seen slightly bigger portions. That being said if you’re looking for a change from the usual restaurants in Prague it’s pretty hard to beat Ginger & Fred.
I’ve noticed that even though a lot of the big chains such as Starbucks and McDonalds exist in multiple countries the products they stock are occasionally different. The pořádná snídaně (proper breakfast) is one of these products which has a similar counterpart in the UK but is still different enough for me to want to try it.
A proper breakfast consists of scrambled eggs buy levitra now rx with ham, two pork meat patties and two wheat buns with a hash
brown and choice of drink. The eggs were pretty nice considering they were made at McDonald’s but I didn’t feel the ham added anything to it, the hash brown was hot and crispy and fluffy on the inside
and the Sausage patties were nice and had a very heavy pork flavour to them although it was still strange to not have them in a muffin like they usually are in.
It’s a shame that we don’t see breakfasts like this in England as the best we have is the classic Sausage and egg McMuffin, it’s not very often people have time to sit down in the morning and eat a proper breakfast but for only 99Kč it’s nice to know McDonald’s is there if I ever wake up early and get that urge for a proper breakfast.