Food Journals

What I ate in SLOVAKIA – A Food Journal

The struggle was real! I was passing through Slovakia on the way to Prague, and decided to spend one night in the beautiful old city of Bratislava. While I was there it became a struggle of ‘Should I wander’ vs. ‘Should I eat’. I only had about seven waking hours in Bratislava, and the struggle was real.

Greetings from Bratislava!

Since I was in Bratislava for a short time, this food journal is just as short.

From noshing on an Amaretto Sundae at a 65+ year saloon to drinking a floral blossoming tea- My list on “What I ate in SLOVAKIA – A Food Journal”.

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Vietnamese Food

One of my funny quirks is that I like to eat any type of Asian food while I travel, maybe once a week. While I was traveling through the Balkans, I had not eaten any form of Asian food for almost a month. Then I came into Bratislava, and I knew that there would be a nice selection of Vietnamese food. I had been researching it while on the bus to Bratislava.

Similar to Prague, Bratislava has a fair representation of Vietnamese food, and I found Bamboo SNP Restaurant to be very appetizing. The pho was delicious, and the broth nicely seasoned. I loved the little shrimp dumplings too, everything was very tasty.

For restaurant information and location, please visit their Facebook page – Bamboo SNP

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Ice Cream vs The Castle

This is where the Food vs. Sightseeing became a slight struggle. I was walking to Bratislava’s breathtaking castle when I serendipitously walked passed Luculus Ice Saloon, and read “Since 1954”. I swear to high heaven that I stopped in my tracks. Do I go to the castle, or do I eat ice cream from a 65+ year old saloon? The choice was obvious. I figured that I would come back one day and visit the castle, but on that day I was going to Luculus.

My advice, if possible is to eat inside. A lot of people ‘sheep it’, and stand in the first line they see, when there are other obvious alternatives. I decided to sit inside Luculus because the line was quite long. There was barely anyone inside, and the ice cream menu had the same items as outside, plus more sundaes. I sat inside the very comfortable café, and ate a very delicious Amaretto Sundae. This is definitely a place for you ice cream lovers.

For restaurant information and location, please visit their website – Luculus Ice Saloon

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Beautiful Beverages at Bamboo SNP

How does one not enjoy a colorful beverages in interesting containers? While lunching at Bamboo SNP in Bratislava, I ordered the fresh cucumber lemonade which was served in a vase shaped carafe. It was a refreshing and light accompaniment to my pho and dumplings.  After lunch, I ordered the hot blossoming tea, which has always been a favorite of mine. If you have never ordered it, I recommend it. The visual of the dried flower unfolding in your tea pot is fun, and when it blossoms that is your signal that your tea is ready.

Bamboo SNP is a highly rated Vietnamese/ Thai restaurant in Bratislava. The food and beverages here are very delicious, I enjoyed everything. Also, there is a nice city view along one of the windowed walls.

For restaurant information and location, please visit their Facebook page – Bamboo SNP

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Cheese Wheel

I had to break the wheel. It was tough to choose which one, but I decided on the prosciutto flavored triangle. It was one of the more obvious flavors according to the labels. I knew one was red bell pepper flavor, but what were the other floral flavors all about? Asking for a friend.

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I have come across these spreadable tin foil cheese throughout Europe, and I do enjoy them during breakfast. They are very similar to our Laughing Cow Cheeses, and come in a variety of flavors and shapes. If you visit my other food journals, you will see these cheeses pop up once in awhile.

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Cappuccino – Good Bye For Now

How lovely my one day was in Bratislava. I am looking forward to my re-visit, and will stay longer than one night. Strolling through Old Town was very charming, the people were friendly, and I still need to visit that breathtaking castle.

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With love from Bratislava!

My heart topped cappuccino while I waited in the Bratislava’s bus station- How very sweet. I was headed off to Prague, which was only a 3.5 hour drive away.  Until we meet again Slovakia! xoxo

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Every hundred feet the world changes…

– Roberto Bolano
Yours truly inside the Bratislava bus station

🌎 Thank you for visiting my website and NEVER STOP EXPLORING!

📸 All photos are taken by me and are my intellectual property – Trixie Navarre

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