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Almaty, Kazakhstan - Trad-Czech at Kolkovna

klyeoh | Dec 1, 201406:53 AM

Kolkovna is a Czech chain with 6 outlets in Czech, 2 in Slovakia, and the newest one here in Almaty. Lunch today:

- Goulash soup served in a bread loaf: this is the Czech version of Boudin's clam chowder in sourdough bread. The thick stew-like soup is made from beef shin, tomatoes, paprika, potatoes and herbs, garnished with fresh parsley. The soup was a tad salty but extremely flavoursome from the slow-cooking.

- Traditional Czech platter: 1/4 roast duck, smoked ham, smoked beer sausage, sauerkraut, Czech-style braised red cabbage, three types of dumpling (bread, Carlsbad-style and potato) and 'bramboracky' (Czech potato pancake): I enjoyed the duck - crisp-skinned and moist meat, and went extremely well with the sweet-sour braised red cabbage. The boiled potato was also tasty, but the bread and Carlsbad dumplings were overly dry, whilst the 'bramboracky' was a bit too salty.

- Apple strudel with raisins and walnuts, served with a scoop of strawberry ice-cream. I found the strudle too stodgy, and the layers of dough were thick, instead of light.

Very nice ambience, located in an upmarket mall. Great service.

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Kolkovna
Mega Mall
Rozybakiev street 263
050060 Almaty
Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 727 2250686

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