Carrying my massive 56-litre red backpack, I was waiting for my friend to show up at the Palladium shopping mall in Prague after the scheduled bus from Czesky Krumlov was delayed for a few hours. It wasn’t too difficult for Marika to spot me and after a few pleasantries, she brought me to Rawcha for late lunch.
When in Europe, I would try to order whatever that sounded exotic to me, which means avoiding Asian food as much as possible. So the above was what I decided – raw Arabian style falafel with Israeli salad and tahini. It was so beautifully decorated that I felt bad scoffing them into my mouth. Since I’ve not tried anything like this before, there’s no benchmark to compare with but I liked how so much thought was put into combining the ingredients to make it refreshingly tasty.
Marika opted for the raw sushi. Wrapped with a layer of seaweed, it was nutty with cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, and carrots, decorated with sweet peppers. I tried one piece and it was not bad.
We were served elderflower water, which is said to be quite common in spring/ summer. I could taste a subtle hint of the flower and believe no sugar was added.
So delighted to hang out with my new friend Marika. Isn’t she photogenic?
For dessert, Marika ordered a raw green tea cake, which she didn’t quite fancy.
And raw durian cake! I was quite surprised to find durian in Europe. Really? And was pleasantly surprised and impressed that my friend actually liked it!
This is the entrance to Rawcha, located near an alley, 10 minutes walk from Palladium shopping center.
Quite zen looking inside with wooden furnishings.
Another picture of the interior.
Fresh fruit juices available and on display.
Rawcha – raw food and tea bistro address: Na porici 8, Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic.