Prague is one of those cities where they have so many goodies laid out on the streets. And yes, we’ll take everything.
Street food in Germany, or at least Stuttgart, is pretty simple: Pretzels, sandwiches and crepes. Seoul is a completely different story. They have everything. From sandwiches, spicy, salty, sweet, in cups, in plastic bags, wrapped in paper or even in a box. And sometimes, even better than restaurants. In Prague there was the sweet and very addictive Trdelník, hot dogs (which had the best dogs), chunks of meat and vegetables on skewers and roasted boar. And beer.
어딜가든 길거리 음식처럼 재밌는 구경거리도, 먹을거리도 없다. 프라하에서도 역시 지나칠 수 없었는데, 생각보다 결과가 좋았다. 별거 아닌것처럼 보이던 핫도그도 하루에 두개씩 먹었던 Trdelník (발음 불가능) 도 10점 만점.
This is Trdelník (I have no idea how to pronounce it). It’s originally a Hungarian snack, but it made way to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It was quite addictive to watch them make it and also when it just rolls around the fire. It tastes like a cinnamon doughnut. Slightly crunchy on the outside with a delicate, soft inside. And the scent! You can smell it from far away and think about nothing else until you get your hands on it. I had two per day.
At first glance, I would go for the skewer, but the sausages were so much better.
I have to say I was tempted to try this just by looking (smelling) at it, and in the end we did. But it was pretty pricey, not that good and a bit bland. G and I are used to seasoned dishes, especially G who likes his food to be perfectly seasoned. So for us, this wasn’t the best choice. But then again, the two huge men were eating the meat with their bare hands (I’m not kidding), so I guess it was just us.
겉보기엔 너무 대단하고 연기랑 냄새도 강해서 다들 감탄하면서 줄서서 기다리는데 막상 먹어보면 실망. 말그대로 그냥 고기 덩어리. 뭔가 이벤트에 속은 느낌. 왠만하면 먹지 마세요.
And of course, the Italian needs his coffee and the Korean needs a place to sit.
All photos by rachelsanghee