I have been travelling to the Czech Republic for years and have been trying our neighbours’ cuisine for years. I am not a fan of all dishes, but I have become convinced of some of them over time. I like fried cheese, sometimes I am a fan of knedliky, but my favourite dish has always been garlic soup (check recipe). During our last trip, I met a new soup. Kyselica will probably join the list of these favourites. I am only surprised that It was the first time…


It is sometimes called Wallachian cabbage soup (Valašska region) and it has a lot in common with polish cabbage soup. Of course, there are many recipes, some of them mention mushrooms as one of the main ingredients. I will share with you a proven recipe for such soup, which we ate in the brewery in Rožnov (Rožnov pod Radhostem) and during the Masopust in the local open-air museum.


  • 400 g of sauerkraut
  • 5 slices of bacon – about 100 g
  • a piece of sausage – about 150 g
  • 5 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 5-6 tablespoons of cream, a minimum 18%
  • 2 cloves of garlic (although I gave more;))
  • hot water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 grains of allspice
  • salt pepper


Dice the bacon and fry it. Add the chopped onion and fry it for a while until it is translucent. Add potatoes, chopped garlic and sliced sausage, bay leaf and allspice. Fry the whole thing for a while, sprinkle with flour and add the chopped cabbage. Stir-frying on low heat for about 2-3 minutes. Pour water over it and cook for 40-50 minutes, until the potatoes are soft. At the end pour the cream (it is best to first mix a small amount of the soup with the cream in a smaller vessel and then add it to the pot), season with salt and pepper.

And ready! We like this taste very much – do you? 🙂

Enjoy your meal 🙂