Just getting back from Uni, I walked into my flat to be greeted by a delicious smell coming from a covered pot simmering away in the kitchen. Such a situation isn’t rare now that there are two Chinese girls in the flat, who cook from scratch nearly every day.
But intrigued by what smelt so good, I decided to take a peek into the pot.
There were about 20 ducks feet being boiled up with a mix of spices.
Apparently it’ll make a nice soup after 24 hours of simmering, and the feet won’t be recognisable.
After a lesson in Alaskan salmon, king crab, halibut, and two-pound lobster tails, I was able to fight my cravings and focus on the steak menu. Steak menus in the US are much different than their counterparts in Canada. My favourite steakhouse in Calgary, Nick's Steakhouse, focuses on ribeyes, sirloins, and New York steaks. Hugos/Gibsons represents the filet mignon, porterhouse, t-bone, and London broil.
To my astonishment, the Big Porterhouse was worth more than my life and weighed a ridiculous 48oz. In comparison, the regular porterhouse was 22oz. Everything truly is bigger in the US when it comes to food. I settled on the regular porterhouse because, let's be honest, a 48-ounce steak is something you need to train for.
Added to meaty feast was frog legs. It was my first time trying the famous appendages that supposedly "taste like chicken." I can definitely understand where that came from, but I'd give frog legs the advantage due to the lower fat content.
Moving on to the steak, it was like chewing butter. The flavour was intoxicating; no barbacue sauce required. Mmmm.... I'm not sure what else to say. Maybe I could've done with the 48-ouncer.
Prague is full of great sausages. And there is no better place, that I know of, to get them than right at St. Wenceslas Square. There are these vendors with like 8 different types of sausage, all big and filling. And for pretty cheap here. Once again, I may have to defer to Blanka for both names and the factual integrity of this post. Blanka? (where would I be without you?)
The second pic is from a great, and I mean great, beer hall called U Fleku. If you are in Prague, go there...at least once. The beer is sensational and you get your food in seconds. Tasty.