#Travel, Czech Republic

Best Restaurants in Czech Republic! (and Where to Find Them according to World’s Best Travel Bloggers)

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Related Blog post: Our Awesome Planet’s How to Prague? (Food & Travel Guide)

We asked our travel blogging friends during our recent trip to Czech Republic for the TBEX Ostrava conference on what are their best and most memorable restaurants during their trip. This is a collaboration post to help add to your foodie bucket list on our next trip to Czech Republic.

Here are the Best Restaurants in Czech Republic according to the World’s Best Travel Bloggers:

PRAGUE

Coda Restaurant
Photos and text by Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com

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Coda Restaurant is an impeccable dining experience situated within (and above) the 5-star Aria Hotel, which is located in the heart of Lesser Town. They offer both traditional Czech cuisine as well as a refined international dishes as well as a tasting menu that can be paired with the perfect wine.

Weather permitting, I recommend trying to get reservations for the rooftop, which provides unprecedented views of Prague. From the creative dishes to the stupendous service and the romantic rooftop terrace, Coda is a symphony of excellence you will not soon forget.

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Pikeperch with Shrimp in a cauliflower purée (760 Kč) with fermented radish, herbs and a Beurré Blanc.

The meal for two with appetizers, entrees and a bottle of wine and bottled water was around 3700 Kč ($165) with tip.

 

Coda Restaurant
Photos and text by Cat Rufino of Finicky-Kitty.com

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The best food I had in Prague would have to be during my stay in Aria Hotel Prague by Library Hotel Collection. I enjoyed every meal in their Coda Restaurant where you can dine on the top of the terrace with a 360-degree view of the entire Prague.

For lunch, I chose the traditional Czech Cuisine called Crispy Oven Roasted Duck (695 Kč) which came with Sauerkraut, Steamed Red Cabbage, South Bohemian Row Potato Dumplings, and fried onion. The duck had so much flavor without being too salty as many ducks often taste and not too oily being baked perfectly. The meat was succulently tender on the inside.

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Last day in Prague I chose from the Lunch Menu called ” Symphony ” with an option for a 2-course experience which cost 490Kč or a 3-course experience for 590 Kč. I went for the 3-course experience.

For the starters, I had the Chickpeas hummus with Sun-dried tomatoes, green Cilantro, and Sumac. Such a nice a refreshing treat for vegetarians.

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For my main course, I ordered the Chicken Supreme which came with Mush Potato, Sauteed Carrots, Leeks. It was probably the best dish I have ever had.

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For Dessert, I tried the Chocolate Pudding which had coconut Tapioca, Raspberries, Cinnamon Biscuit. A dark indulgence that was worth the calories!

 

CODA Restaurant
Tržiště 9, 118 00 Praha 1
Telephone: +420 225 334 761
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: CODA Restaurant
Instagram: @codarestaurant
Websitewww.codarestaurant.cz

Operating Hours:
Monday – Sunday 07.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Terrace from 12.00 nn – 11:00 pm

The restaurant is open all year round. Rooftop Terrace is open from April 1 – October 31. Weather permitted

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#Travel, Czech Republic, Prague

How to Prague? (Travel Guide)

Your Last Minute Food & Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague is a city with stunning preserved historical architecture known for its Prague Castle that’s the largest castle complex in the world and the pedestrian Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava river, with statues of important people in the history of the city.

We spent about 6 days exploring the city after attending Travel Blogger Exchange in Ostrava. We can’t find a guide that explains the food scene and how to’s of navigating the city and discerning what’s touristy and what’s local. Most of the information is from backpackers and bucket list travellers who just want to check  the city off their list.

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Here are our insights, learnings from mistakes and last minute food and travel guide to the City of Prague, Czech Republic (or Czechia).

HOW TO PRAGUE

I. GOING AROUND PRAGUE
II. CHARLES BRIDGE STRATEGY (BEST PRACTICE)
III. CONQUERING & SURVIVING THE PRAGUE CASTLE
IV. OLD TOWN (Prague 1) ✔ AND WHERE TO EAT?
V. THE HIP KARLIN NEIGHBORHOOD (Prague 8)

Google Map list: https://awesm.pl/howtoprague

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#Philippines, #Travel, Food, Palawan

San Vicente: A Chance To Get Tourism Right (Philippines)

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San Vicente is an almost untouched part of Palawan that is home to one of the longest beaches in all of Asia.  A rather large municipality, San Vicente itself is divided into a handful of barangays, sleepy towns and villages.

Underdevelopment has seemingly preserved this part of Palawan with tourism in San Vicente being traditionally low compared to the rest of the island.  But that will all be changing soon as the people of San Vicente prepare to open up their quaint and secluded part of Palawan to the rest of the world.

As tourism in the Philippines is expected to recover after a slight decline in 2017, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has implemented a series of aggressive and daring marketing schemes that appear to start revitalizing tourism in and to the country.  With the Duterte administration’s controversial closing and reopening of one of the Philippines’ top tourist attractions, Boracay, the impacts from such an undertaking have yet to be quantified. But one can hope that the government can actually maintain its new regulations for tourism hotspots.

That’s why all eyes should be on San Vicente as it will be the testbed and ground zero for the DOT’s (newest branch) Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and its bold new tourism initiatives.  San Vicente is actually a chance for the Government of the Philippines to get tourism right.

 

 

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New airports and air travel routes are popping up all over the country with hopes of easing congestion in busier airports and bringing in tourist traffic to newer locations.

With the opening of the new San Vicente Airport, the local government hopes to tap into the expected influx of tourists by developing local attractions and essentially building a new tourist destination from scratch.

It’s a daring plan that will take years of dedication from both the private and government sectors.  So far, everything seems to be on track, and the locals seem more than eager to start this new beginning for San Vicente.

San Vicente
Palawan Philippines 

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HELM: Chef Josh Boutwood at the Helm of Manila’s Best Degustation Experience!

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Chef Josh Boutwood’s Helm offers one of the best degustation experiences that’s certainly not to be missed in Manila. After the successful opening of Test Kitchen and Savage, Helm’s 10-seater theatre dining experience is his best one yet.

It’s like Chef Josh’s culinary playground where he unleashes his creativity after managing Bistro Group’s culinary empire. At Helm, he is in charge, and it’s awesome to see the chef having fun and to have a taste of it with every plate.

 

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Ingredients. What I like about Chef Josh’s Culinary Philosophy is that he pays attention to the ingredients first, especially the local ones but not limited to these. All the ingredients used during the degustation are displayed and you can ask what’s the story behind each and every one of them.

Technique. After the ingredients, he would think about the best culinary technique—from using sous vide, Excalibur dehydrator, liquid nitrogen or using the Big Green Egg to unleash the flavors and the best textures.

Experience. With Helm’s live theatre dining experience, everyone has a front-row seat from which to watch the handsome chef create culinary magic and be hypnotized by his British accent. You don’t get full after the 14-course degustation because they don’t use carbs (except the bread), yet your mind, palate and heart are all satisfied.

 

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Take note, you have to buy a ticket to dine here with two seating options. The Degustation Menu concept changes every quarter.

The blog feature below is a spoiler, so best not to read it.

HELM by Chef Josh Boutwood
G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences, Mckinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City
(Just below Savage also in Arya Residences)
Facebook: helmmnl
Telephone: +63 906 234 1900
Websitehttps://www.joshboutwood.com.ph/

Buy your tickets P3,500 for 6.00pm or 8.30pm seating.

Chef Josh Boutwood Related Blog Posts:
 THE TEST KITCHEN By Chef Josh Boutwood! @thebistrogroup (Photo Essay)
• Going SAVAGE! (Created by Chef Josh Boutwood)
HELM: Chef Josh Boutwood at the Helm of Manila’s Best Degustation Experience!

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#Restaurants

A Raging Bull Holiday Celebration! @ShangriLaFort

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Christmas is for celebrations and our go-to place for steak parties in BGC is Raging Bull at the Shangri-La at the Fort.

We tried their special Christmas Day menu as we celebrate and give thanks to our friends from Shangri-La.

 

RAGING BULL CHOPHOUSE & BAR
Level 3 Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: Dining at Shangri-La at the Fort
Twitter: @ShangrilaFort
Instagram: @dineshangrilafort
Telephone: +632 820-0888

Related Post: RAGING BULL: Best Steakhouse & Bar in BGC? (Preview) @ShangrilaFort

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#Restaurants, Taiwan

Sanhoyan: Taiwanese Food with a Twist! @sanhoyantw

Taipei is a definite haven for food lovers. But where else can you go after you’ve exhausted the night markets and other food districts? Located in Breeze Nanjing, one of Taipei’s nicest shopping malls in the Songshan District, is Sanhoyan.

Sanhoyan is not your ordinary Taiwanese restaurant. It serves traditional Taiwanese food with a twist. We went in the midst of a heavy lunch crowd, straight from the airport after a short delay from Taitung. To say we were hungry was an understatement.

Here’s what we had at Sanhoyan:

Sanhoyan Breeze Nanjing
105, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Section 3, Nanjing East Road, 337號
Operating Hours:
Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 930pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Contact #: +886 2 2731 3833
Facebook: 叁和院 台灣風格飲食 參和院
Instagram: @sanhoyantw
Website: http://www.sanhoyan.com.tw/ 

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Announcing… Content Creator Masterclass by Anton Diaz (Join Now!)

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

Awesome greetings to you all!

First of all, don’t miss our Free Content Creator Online Workshop available now until December 12. Check out these lessons:

Learn How to Become an Effective (and Profitable) Content Creator in 2019 and Beyond

Lesson #1: How to Guarantee Viewability of Branded Content
(Insightful Talk by Anton Diaz during Social Media Week Manila)

Lesson #2: How Our Awesome Planet Earns as a Content Creator
(A Video Case Study, Part of How to Become a Professional Blogger Program by Anton Diaz)

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(Content Creator Paypal Workshop led by Anton Diaz)

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#Philippines

NOMU: Hidden Bar in a BGC Matcha Cafe?

The founders of Nomi Matcha, a modern Japanese Café dedicated to all things Matcha, has expanded to the booze business. Their most recent expansion is Nomu, a Japanese Speakeasy. It’s no surprise that they expanded towards the liquor circle as drinking is a shared interest between the Filipinos and the Japanese.

What’s surprising, however, is Nomu’s location. It’s located right inside Nomi!

So, where in Nomi can you find this bar?

NOMU
Ground Floor, W City Center, 30th Street Corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours: 5 PM – 1AM
Contact Number: +632 821-8769
Facebook: Nomu
Instagram: @nomubgc

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food, Manila Life

The New Wild Flour Restaurant

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Having opened their doors in 2012, Wild Flour Restaurant has gone on to become one of the most successful and recognizable (local) restaurant brands in Metro Manila.

Consistency, great food, and great talent are some of the key factors to Wild Flour’s success, and while a number of restaurants struggle in Manila’s highly competitive restaurant market, Wild Flour has been steadily growing with no signs of slowing down making their story a true, modern-day Filipino success story.

 

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Starting out as a small French/American cafe and bakery that specialized in all day breakfast and lunch, Wild Flour has gradually evolved its menu to incorporate local and international items to keep up with customer demand. This has led the team to expand beyond the brunch style model by adding dinner to their menu which is now available at all branches.


Wild Flour Restaurant

Ground floor, Net Lima building,
26th St., Taguig, BGC Metro Manila
Hours: Mon – Thu 6am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 6am – 11pm, Sun 8am – 9pm
Phone: 856-7600 or +0917 852-0950
Web: www.wildflour.com.ph
Facebook: @wildflourmanila

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#Philippines

CHRISTMAS 2018 MANILA: Staycation and Buffet Ideas!

01.City of Dreams Manila's Christmas goodies at Cafe Society and Chocol8 at The Garage

Gather your loved ones and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with mouthwatering feasts and sweet escape promos around the Metro.

Who says you have to travel far to enjoy staycation choices, various sights, and activities to unwind, bond and relax with the Family as you celebrate the holidays?

Here’s a list of ideas for an awesome 2018 Christmas in Manila!

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#Philippines

Segway GoKart at Adventure Zone Star City: What to Expect?

Simply Moving Philippines, Inc. (SMPI), the Philippines’ key distributor of Segway products has partnered with Star City Adventure Zone to bring one of its latest innovations – the Ninebot GoKart – to the public.

Here’s the latest on the Segway Philippine Market:

WHAT IS THE SEGWAY GOKART KIT?

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The GoKart Kit is a sort of expansion pack added to the Segway miniPRO, their self-balancing electric scooter. This means that you need to have the Segway miniPRO first before you can have the GoKart.Read more

#Restaurants

#EverythingFriedChicken at Mimi and Bros

Mimi and Bros is a resto-bar in BGC that serves comfort food that’s fit for a party. The menu is kept simple too, it’s just Chicken, Ribs, Chops, and Drinks.

They’ve mastered fried chicken so well, that they have a whole menu line-up of #EverythingFriedChicken. They’ve also reinvented one of their classic fried chicken dishes into something more exciting.

Here’s all the fried chicken goodness at Mimi and Bros:

MIMI AND BROS
G/F Crossroads, 32nd St., Taguig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 12 AM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – 2 AM
Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Telephone: +63 945 798 5176 / +632 826 77 37
Facebook: Mimi and Bros
Instagram: @mimi_and_bros

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