Bratislava and Vienna are perhaps the only capital cities so near each other (Bratislava=Slovak Republic, Vienna=Austria). Just one hour apart! Bratislava is part of the ten countries where the Danube River flows, that’s why cruising from Vienna to Danube is very convenient. However, the same could be said for a train ride – at 15€, you can get to Bratislava in an hour inclusive of a 3-day train ticket around Bratislava, what a steal! (Edit 2018: Nowadays, you can also avail of 5€ and 1€ bus rides).
So off I go to tour the city with hubby and 3 other friends. We set off at 9 and it was enough for us to tour the city, hike up the Bratislava castle and even visit the Devin castle and be back in Vienna at 6 in the afternoon.
It was a bit puzzling that we never got hungry so easily – we ate lunch around 15.00 or 16.00 already, I think. But, thinking back we had breakfast when we arrived at 10 and had bagels. We saw a Sbarro somewhere while on our way to the Bratislava castle and agreed we’ll eat there, we haven’t dine in Sbarro for years!
Unfortunately, or not, Sbarro has closed out already – we didn’t notice the sign earlier so we looked for another restaurant to dine in. And we saw a local restaurant by the side street, cozy offering al fresco dining. The restaurant serves traditional Slovak cuisine – home-cooked describes their menu best along with other international dishes. Truth be told, I didn’t research on Slovak’s national dish so I won’t be able to present those today, but they do resemble Czech cuisine – probably owed to being one country before. One of their national dishes, Bryndzové Halušky (English: potato dumplings with bryndza sheep cheese and bacon), is actually on the menu….(Sayang!!)
Hubby and I shared a plate of beef steak with pepper sauce. That’s 200g of buttery, soft steak bathing in rich, smooth pepper sauce, served with roasted potatoes along with sauerkraut and side salads. There are actually two pieces of the steak but I badly took a shot…and of this I only ate half of one. ^_^ (Reason that I can’t be a good candidate for an eat-all-you-can type of restaurant!)
Kuya O had a chicken meal – Spicy Chicken soté PIKANT – it wasn’t as spicy (he let me took a bite for the sake of this blog). The dish reminded me of a Filipino dish called afritada but instead of having the dishes cooked with the sauce, they were on the plate as a side dish -roasted potatoes, bell peppers and such. The rice appear to be very scanty but that’s actually a lot(it must’ve have been the framing that makes it look small). Our other friends both had a chicken dish but I didn’t get to try those. Shame! (lol)
Lastly, we had strudel for dessert – I had wanted to try each of their strudels but our server left too soon so we all had poppy seed strudel. (The Slovak republic is famous for its poppy seed roll.) Soft-baked strudel filled with a combination of butter, sugar, warm milk, poppy seeds and all the secrets a sweet-toothed foodie would drool for. Just the perfect finish for a hearty meal!
Prasiatko means piglet in Slovak, thus a piggy figure stands outside the restaurant.
SLOVENSKA REŠTAURÁCIA U PRASIATKA
Rybárska brána No. 8
Bratislava – Staré Mesto
Tel.: 0254 777 333
Wow, that steak looks so delicious.. was really drooling. We’re the same sis, I am never good at eat-all-you can because I get stuffed easily. I must say that dessert is such a perfect way to end that sumptuous meal!
riz tomacruz says
first photo looks surreal. cool!
as for the foods, the first dish’s something i can go crazy with. i could eat a plate or two. however, same thing as you, i suck at smorgasboard -or maybe the resto’s we’ve tried didn’t have appetizing selection 🙂
Chubskulit Rose says
The food looks delicious sis. Lucky you to be able to travel the world.
the food looks so yummy! and that’s a big meal i think! i would love to visit this place in the near future!! love all your photos sis!
Honestly, European dishes are what I really look forward to trying. Those authentic ones. I am not sure when can I get to try them but I hope I can, someday! The photos you showed look so yummy! I can imagine how filling they are. 😀
Themain dish seems deli. The afridata-like dish is a good one to try. The sessert, now ko lang na-encounter the name.
Jessica Cassidy says
What a beautiful restaurant this is Sis Marie 🙂 It looks fancy as well. I love steak and looking at your food makes me drool. I bet it is delish as well 🙂
The steak with pepper sauce looks delicious! Wish I could have steak for my dinner tonight! Hahaha
Wow,would love to try that dessert, looks so delicious!
Wow. I love to try those foods. The restaurant setting reminds me of one I’ve seen in Italy.