12 October 2016
street food in Prague: trdelnik
So, according to wikipedia, "Trdelník is a cake and sweet pastry. It is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix." And this is exactly what I just had to do before writing this blog post, give it a quick google, because to be honest I had no idea what this heavenly food was when I was eating it. Except that it was everywhere in Prague and it just made me feel like I just HAD to try it!
So one evening, before my dinner but well after afternoon tea time (lets just call it dessert before dinner shall we?), I ventured out and picked one of the many small shops that were selling these bad boys. I decided to go traditional, but twist it up with a little ice-cream inside. And OMG, was it good! I mean, I know it was probably not the healthiest choice of foods in my travels, but for any of you who know me well, know that for me half of travelling is about the food, and I will go out of my way in the day to eat some good food. So really, who cares if its unhealthy (maybe just don't eat one every day).
These are quite hard to miss, just wander around the old streets and main tourist part of Prague and there are vendors on every street. You can either get traditional, which is just the pastry and nuts or you can add a little cream or ice-cream OR, you can go all out and have nutella filled ones (I, unfortauntly only saw that after I bought this one...) or you can even pick toppings for it. But I think the ice cream and cream ones are the most popular, then you don't lose the authentic taste of the pastry. So if you're every in Prague and have a huge sugar craving, then I would suggest following the crows of tourists and giving one a go. Enjoy!