If you have been following me for a long time you would probably know that I was studying Mandarin, but this school term I've decided not to... Methinks I have spent too much money this year! From the last school year, I'm still friends with a few of the classmates and a couple of months ago I went to My Old Place 老地方 in the Liverpool Street area with two of them. This time it was the three of us again and we went up to North London to eat Czech food.
So off I trek up to West Hampstead. My colleague Mrs SweetTooth told me that someone had jumped in front of a train around the Stratford area and said the Jubilee Line might be affected. Oh dear! But I got there early thankfully...
Both my friends have created their own names for this blog!! :D So my male friend is called Mr ÆðelgarYellowcloak (aefelgar-yellow-cloak, ¬,¬" don't ask, long story) and my female friend who introduced us to the Czech Club is called Ms LǜFù (Chinese Traditional characters: 綠嬔, meaning Green Baby Rabbit... that's a long story too!!).
When Ms LǜFù arrived, she directed us on where to go. She can speak Czech by the way and often goes to this place! You need to turn left out of the Tube station and keep walking. It is a well hidden place as it is amongst some houses. It was once a house itself back in World War II and then turned into a club for Czechs and Slovakians. More history is on their webiste!! ^_^
|Outside the Czech Club|
|A couple of empty tables which were filled up in the end|
|A Czech and Slovakian memorial|
|Paintings and pictures along the staircase|
|My beer. £3. Very good beer.|
Someone on Twitter (@WHampstead) recommended the wild boar dish so Mr ÆðelgarYellowcloak had that one. I never got to taste it but he said he could taste mostly the cheesy sauce but the meat was tender. Hmmm maybe I should've went for that in the first place.
|Wild Boar roast with creamy and cheesy sauce & dumplings|
|Pork Roast with sauerkraut & dumplings|
|Segediner Gulash & dumplings (pork cooked with sauerkraut and double cream, spiced with red paprika)|
Mr ÆðelgarYellowcloak decided to have the pancakes. He said he liked his. Pancakes are always good.... his cost £4.
I had the apricot dumpling with yogurt, cream and ice cream. It looked big with a lot of bread. I thought it was going to be like a fried dumpling. Too bad it's not. The apricot tasted quite sour. Ms LǜFù said it was because of the yogurt. Thankfully I had mine with ice cream as I think I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. Mine cost £3. Love big cheap desserts!
|Pancake with chocolate and whipped cream|
|An apricot dumpling with Yogurt & Ice cream, cinnamon icing sugar and whipped cream|
|Inside my apricot dumpling|
My geeky rating: 4/5
- In a quiet area of Northish London
- A homely type of dining experience
- Cheap food
- Can easily roam about from room to room
- Wasn't too keen on the dumplings. It just looked like a lot of bread to me
- Didn't have enough meat in my dish otherwise I would've given the place a 4.5!
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