Restaurant Review: Trodelstuben, Nuremberg, Germany.

On our visit to Nuremberg last fall, Dan and I ate at the cutest, pink restaurant right in the old town called Trödelstuben. I found it in online reviews and luckily made an advance reservation before we left, as it was entirely booked when we visited!



Trödelstuben has an old school theme and honestly, is catered toward tourists. Nevertheless, you will find locals here and the food is quite tasty!


The interior.

The menu at Trödelstuben is in German and English and, while being one of the nicer restaurants in Nuremberg, Trödelstuben is not too expensive.


All you can eat ribs!

In addition to “all you can eat ribs”, Trödelstuben serves one of my favorite German dishes – spaetzle! Spaetzle is a kind of short noodle/pasta that is commonly served an entire meal or a side dish in Southern Germany.  My favorite spaetzle is served with cheese on top – called Kaese Spaetzle – and it tastes amazing, somewhat like a gourmet Mac & Cheese.  In any case, I clearly ordered the Kaese Spaetzle, and Trödelstuben’s version was simply delicious! The dish was served in a frying pan and topped with fried onions and chives. Way too many carbs for me to finish!

Kaese Spaetzle.

Dan and our friend, Tinh, also ordered spaetzle. Tinh ordered the pork spaetzle, which was cheese-less spaetzle served with 4 pieces of pork. She seemed to enjoy it. I prefer it with cheese.


Pork Spaetzle.

Dan ordered the mushroom spaetzle, which to his disappointment, was served with a lot of mushroom sauce (he doesn’t like mushrooms) topped with sour cream. I enjoyed this dish, but my Kaese Spaetzle was by far the best dish of the evening. Luckily, I had left overs for Dan!


Mushroom Spaetzle.

Also, most dishes at Trödelstuben are served with a side salad to start. This was a nice touch; fresh vegetables are difficult to find in restaurants in the Fall in Southern Germany!


Side salad!

Since we were on vacation simply had to order dessert! Dan ordered his favorite German dish, the Dampfnudel. Dampfnudel is a common dessert in this part of the world, and its basically a bread pudding type dish served in a vanilla sauce. It is very tasty!



I went with the more seasonal appropriate Heiβe Himbeeren – raspberries, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. I loved this dessert. I enjoyed it with a cheap (yet not the best) glass of German red wine. As you may know, German’s are not known for their red wines.


Heiβe Himbeeren.


Trödelstuben: Trödelmarkt 30, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany.  Open daily 11h – 123h. Reservation essential on the weekends and during high season.  Email here for a reservation: Casual attire.


Behringer’s Bratwurthäusle – Werner Behringer GmbH, Rathausplatz 1, 90403 Nürnberg.  Open daily, no reservations. 



Restaurant Review: Manes Art Restaurant & Terrace, Prague.

Prague is filled with delicious food – from high end Michelin starred restaurants to super casual and inexpensive ones. You will absolutely have a difficult time allocating your meals amongst the options. Despite my deep research on the best places to eat in Prague earlier this year, Dan and I stumbled on a fabulous restaurant while strolling along the Vltava River -Mánes Art Restaurant & Terrace.


The menu that enticed us in.

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An Evening Stroll Though Prague With George of Prague Food Tour!

As you may know, Dan & I love a food tour. We find them as a great way to experience a lot of local dishes without doing much of the legwork, and we do them on almost every trip (see our tours in Kuala Lumpar, LondonMexico, Paris, Siem Reap, Singapore, Venice, the list goes on… ). Yes, we really do love a good food tour.


A food tour in Venice in 2016.

When visiting Prague, we found Prague Food Tour via a Google search before we left home and took its evening Delicious Food Tour on our second night in Prague. Prague Food Tours is owned by couple George and Leona, both natives of Prague, and this particular tour took participants on a walking tour through central Prague, stopping at four locations over the course of four hours, and eating and drinking a lot! Since the tour is four hours and the owners/guides are Prague natives, we also received a lot of information about Prague and we were welcome to ask questions! We met in the early evening in central Prague and dove right in to the “food” portion of the tour!


Strolling on the Prague Food Tour!

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Where To Lose The Crowds In Prague: Magical Nový Svet

Prague is fabulous. But its also super touristy. And super congested,, especially around its main tourist sites, such as the Old Town Square and Hradčany castle. While I loved Prague, there were definitely more than a few times when I just wanted to lose the tourist hoards and enjoy the city.


Crowds at Hradčany Castle at 8:45 AM…

Cue Nový Svet. Nový Svet is a charming neighborhood in Prague behind Hradčany Castle. For whatever reason, Nový Svet lacks the crazy crowds in most of Prague, yet retains loads of classic European charm. We ended up in Nový Svet somewhat on a whim – I had read about a “local” coffee shop there by the same name, and Nový Svet was recommended by our tour guide in Ceský Krumlov. We ended up fitting in a stop on our past day in Prague.


Nový Svet.

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A Unique Dining Experience At A Butcher Shop In Prague!

Prague has a popular dining concept, whereby, rather thank picking up meat from a butcher shop, diners order and eat at the butcher shop. Who would have thought?! Clearly, I (or rather, Dan) was super interesting in trying this out in Prague. I initially thought that waiting, ordering, and eating at a Prague butcher shop would be stressful and confusing, but it turned out to be super easy and ridiculously delicious! We went back for a second night!


Our first foray into butcher shop dining!

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Birds of a Feather, Singapore: One Delicious Restaurant in Singapore!

Ahhhhh, one of my favorite, if not my FAVORITE, restaurant that we ate at in Singapore on our honeymoon (sigh, take me back!) was Birds of a Feather! Birds of a Feather is a bit of a swanky sit down restaurant on Amoy Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of Singapore. We walked from the Intercontinental, and it took us close to 45 minutes.


Views of Marina Bay Sands on our walk to Birds of a Feather.

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