Spices are widely used in the traditional cuisine of the region. Ginger, thyme, chili pepper, marjoram, and cinnamon are the most widespread spices in the region. Vepřové Koleno, pork knuckle cooked on coals, is a classic example of authentic local dishes. Tourists who plan to order it in one of the local restaurants should keep in mind that they will get approximately one kilogram of roasted meat with a no less impressive portion of garnish. It is better to order this dish for at least two people.
Pickled pork ribs are one more popular meat dish in the region. It is believed that it is possible to try the classical version of this dish only in its motherland. Fans of fish dishes should try carp in Karlovy Vary. Local chefs are particularly attentive when cooking this fish. Carp is one of the main festive dishes in the region, so no wonder why chefs pay so much attention to cooking and serving the fish.
There are many other interesting dishes in regional cuisine, such as Knodel. Some historical restaurants in Karlovy Vary also offer interesting dishes with the game. Duck and game are, as a rule, baked and then served with roasted fermented cabbage and Knodel. Nutritious local soups are also something that travelers simply cannot fail to try. In Karlovy Vary, vacationers can try nutritious soups with potato and different types of beans. Meat is an essential ingredient in almost all soups.