#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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#Philippines

Apsaras Tribe: The First International Surfer-Hub Resort in Siargao!

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Welcome to Apsaras Tribe, possibly the newest and most modern looking resort in an island full of Filipino and Balinese inspired resorts and hostels.

This brand new surfer-hub inspired resort is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Cloud 9 and is located right beside tourism road in General Luna.

Surrounded by nothing but hectares and hectares of coconut trees, Apsaras is a standout resort that definitely deserves all the attention.

APSARAS TRIBE
Tourism Road, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ApsarasTribeSiargao/
Contact: +63 917 169 8758 | +63 999 220 4947
Website: http://siargao.apsaras.club/
Email: [email protected]

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#Hotels, Staycation

ASCOTT MAKATI: Best Staycation in the Heart of Ayala Center, Makati

ASCOTT Makati is one of the best staycations I had in Metro Manila. Besides its convenient location amidst the busy Makati Central Business District and the Ayala Malls.

We love its spacious designer serviced apartments perfect for short- and long-term stays for business and family staycations who are after the feeling of home, but with a butler and 24-hour services and facilities.

I love to think of it as my own furnished apartment complete with my own kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom. They offer chic and sophisticated 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments as well as studio units perfect for traveling individuals.

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Ascott Makati is managed by The Ascott Limited of Singapore, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator.

Here’s a photo essay of my stay…

ASCOTT Makati
1224 East St, Makati, Metro Manila
email: [email protected]
landline: (02) 729 8888
Facebook: AscottMakati
website: www.the-ascott.com/index.htmlRead more

Food

San Miguel Super Dry Bar Hopping in Manila!

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1 night, 3 bars, great food, and great beer.

With the rainy season lingering on, and on, and on — for what feels like an eternity now — we were in dire need of a little “beer time”. I mean let’s face it, one rain-soaked workweek after another can take its toll on even the most die-hard Pluviophile.

 

We were excited to hear about San Miguel Super Dry Promo that was rolling out around the metro this month! Buy any 2 Bottles of San Miguel Super Dry and receive a movie gift card worth 100 pesos redeemable at any Ayala Malls cinemas across the metro.

We decided to take advantage of this awesome promo and visit 3 Bars in the metro where we could pair some bar chow with San Miguel Super Dry.
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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

Resorts World Manila celebrates PH’s First Truffle Festival

 Truffle, a highly-sought after ingredient in the culinary world, takes the spotlight for Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) annual gastronomic celebration. Since 2015, RWM has chosen a culinary ingredient to highlight every September, to explore and expand the ways it can be enjoyed.

2015 was the year of the chocolate; in 2016, the year of the Matcha, and last year was Coconut. Participating Newport Mall and Resorts World Manila’s restaurants have prepared a line of truffle dishes for both first-timers and seasoned truffle lovers.

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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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#Restaurants

Flatiron 1771: Inexpensive American Fare in Uptown Mall BGC

Flatiron 1771, an American-centric restaurant takes its inspiration from the iconic Flatiron building of New York. Bringing the lifestyle to Filipinos, the restaurant carefully curates dishes that bring the New York experience to the table. New York is home to people from various cultures and lifestyles whose lives intertwine harmoniously.

After their renovation early this year, Flatiron 1771 has also made some changes to their menu. A new assortment of small plates and signature cocktails that reflect the melting pot culture of New York have been added to the menu.

Here’s what I loved at Flatiron 1771…

Flatiron 1771
Ground Floor, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner, 9th Ave., Taguig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 11AM – 10PM
Telephone: +632 802 5458 / +63 917-8544-540
Facebook: Flatiron 1771 Restaurant & Bar
Instagram: @flatiron.ph
Websitehttp://www.flatiron.phRead more

#Philippines, #Travel

ANYA RESORT TAGAYTAY: Hidden Escape in the South @anyaresorttagaytay

I’ve lived in the South for my whole life and while I revel in the slow-paced life here compared to the Metro, there are still days when I long for a change of scenery but without having to go far or take the expressway. Tagaytay is always a viable option, but the weekend crowd these days just makes me dread going there. Thanks to a recent media invite, I discovered Anya Resort – a hidden gem in Tagaytay.

Anya Resort Tagaytay is owned by Roxaco Land Corp., the same group behind Fuego Hotels & Properties. Located far from the main highways of Tagaytay, Anya is highly secluded thereby giving utmost privacy and peacefulness.

Here’s my experience at Anya Resort Tagaytay during their first anniversary…

Anya Resort Tagaytay
Buenavista Ave., Tolentino West, Tagaytay, Cavite
Telephone: +63 2 657 1640
Email[email protected]
Facebook: Anya Resort & Residences
Twitter: @AnyaResorts
Instagram: @anyaresorttagaytay
Websitehttps://anyaresorts.com

Check out low Anya Resort Tagaytay and availability from Booking.com/OurAwesomePlanet.

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#Restaurants

Seascape Village Market: The Best & Cleanest Paluto Market in Manila?!

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Seascape Village is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall. The first phase focuses on Seafood Paluto Market and a variety of dining options while the succeeding phases will feature a spa resort, art and lifestyle cafe, man-made beach and a 9-story, 250-room hotel with infinity villas.

This is the place to be if you are craving for paluto seaside market food or if you want to treat your balikbayan friends to a good Manila seafood meal. You won’t miss its location between Sofitel and the Manila Film Center within the CCP Complex.

Here’s how to organize your own Seaside Village Market experience…

Seascape Village
Seascape Village, CCP Complex, Manila Bay (Beside Sofitel)
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @seascapevillage_philippines
Telephone: +632 869 7452
Facebook: Seascape Village PH

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#Philippines, Food

EDEN FOOD HALL: A Guide to BGC’s Only 24-hour Food Hall (What to Order + Prices)

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Eden Food Hall is a 24-hour food court located at Bonifacio Global City. Eden provides diners with choices from local cuisine represented by the humble lugaw, to international favorites like the Bakmi Goreng and Takoyaki.

There are a total of 11 food stalls to choose from, and it can get overwhelming deciding where and what to order. Here are our top picks for each stall at Eden:

EDEN FOOD HALL
Address: 32nd & 5th, 32nd St, Taguig, Metro Manila (across St. Luke’s)
Open 24 hours from Monday to Saturday
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Eden Food Hall
Instagram: @edenfoodhall

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