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LasSaboritas: Our top 10 best bites in Prague, summer 2020 edition

Prague foodies' favorite Twitter account share their favorite Prague dining experiences from high-end to casual eats
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We started the @LasSaboritas twitter account in October 2018 with the goal of giving fellow expats (and all Prague diners) honest reviews of local restaurants: 300+ so far! Last year we shared our “16 Best Bites Summer 2019” list (number 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-16) on Twitter.

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This year we are excited to be sharing it with the foodies here at Expats.cz. These are our top 10 favorite dishes in Prague from the past year July 2019-June 2020.

10. Bún chả from Noodle Bay 

Served at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in town, this version of bún chả comes with both grilled pork strips and well-seasoned pork patties. Fresh veggies, perfectly cooked noodles, and a light but flavorful sauce make this dish a regular craving.

9. Dumplings from SIA

Juicy shaomai with pork and prawns, slurpable soup broth dumplings, savory prawn har gow, sticky dumplings with scallops and tiger prawns, rich gyoza with oxtail and shiitake mushrooms…you will want to order one of everything on the dim sum menu at SIA. 

8. Bryndzové halušky from Bullerbyn

Ah, the macaroni and cheese of Central Europe — the comforting bowl that warms you like a blanket from the inside. Bullerbyn’s version is the creamiest in town and certainly pairs well with a beer. The smaller portion avoids the heavy stomach feeling other halušky leaves behind. Dare I say better than in Bratislava?

7. Bao donut with caramel from QQ Asian Kitchen 

We gave QQ our highest 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 rating in 2019, and this dessert was part of the reason.  Imagine a fluffy bao bun, split and sugar-dusted, filled with ice cream and drizzled with homemade caramel.  Now stop imagining and go eat one!  [Note, QQ has moved from Ladova street to Odboru in Nové Město.]

6. Boneless chicken in honey curry sauce from Kuře;dak(꾸제닭)

One of two quality chimac (Korean chicken and beer) spots in town, this chicken has the ultimate crunch factor. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say it was breaded with corn flakes. Dipped in sweet yellow curry, the flavor and texture is explosive.

5. Cubed beef manti from Uzbegim 

We’ve had ground beef manti in Central Asia and restaurants all over Europe. Before this dish though, we had never tried cubed beef manti before. It was a revelation. How could a small detail make such a huge difference? A delicious steak carefully trimmed into opulent meat dice. The extravagance of those tiny, succulent cubes wrapped in delicate pastry left a lasting impression.

4. Prawn raviola at Bellevue 

Yes, that’s raviola as in a single ravioli.  But when it is this tasty, you will want more than one.  Thin, perfectly cooked pasta filled with shrimp, surrounded with a wasabi cream sauce and juicy mango. The flavors combine into a delicious, unique starter that will have your tastebuds humming. An inventive, exciting dish that brings magic to the meal. 

3. French fries at Kampa Park

We know what you’re thinking:  french fries on a top bites list?  When they are this tasty, yes.  Elevated beyond a simple side dish, these are deeply golden, crispy, salty and completely addictive.  Everyone at that table was still talking about these fries the next day. 

2. Cashew nests at Baklava Coffee Shop

The pistachio nests are the prettier option and caught our eye at first glance. After multiple visits, we can confidently declare that the miniature cashew nests are superior in their perfection. Salty, crunchy, roasty, nutty,  creamy, and just the right touch of syrupy sweetness to make you want more. Ten or twenty more.

1. Southern-fried chicken poppers with boom boom sauce at The Tavern

The mini version of The Tavern’s famous fried chicken, these buttermilk-brined chicken nuggets are fried to crispy perfection and served with tangy, spicy “boom boom” Buffalo sauce.  Prague’s perfect poultry poppers.

That’s our list — how about yours? What are the best things you’ve eaten in Prague in the past year? Join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to let us know which of these dishes you can’t wait to try, or suggest one that we missed. We’d love to hear from you!

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