Monthly Archives: December 2011

Baklavas: Blätterteig mit Nüssen

Restaurant Akropolis. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 13

Ah, baklava! That classic Greek (and Middle Eastern) dessert made up of layers of thin phyllo dough, sweetened syrup or honey, and loads of various chopped nuts. A simple pastry to make, but oh so rich and delicious! Continue reading

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Gyros with Metaxa Sauce with Rice and Fried Potatoes – Ira-Teller: Gyros mit Metaxa-Sauce mit Reis und Bratkartoffeln

Restaurant Akropolis. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 13

Orange dominates the dish. On the clean white canvas, a buttery-like, orange sauce covers a mass of meat, accompanied by several round and puffy potatoes with lightly browned spots and a generous mound of red-orange rice. The orange sauce glimmers in the brilliant afternoon light penetrating through the window into the dining room. Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Skewer with French Fries and a mixed Salad – Hirtenspieß mit Pommes und gemischten Salat

Gasthof Knapp. A-6261 Strass · Zillertal

Hirtenspieß, translated as ‘shepherd skewer,’ is a classic Austrian variation of grilled meats on a skewer. As pork is a common staple here in Austria, it is typically one of the meats on the skewer. Other types may include beef, veal, or poultry. Different chunks of vegetables are also threaded onto the stick. Continue reading

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Hot Pot Stir Fry of Meats (Chicken, Pork, and Beef) – Xiangling Fleisch (Huhn, Schwein, Rind)

China Restaurant Mandarin. A-6130 Schwaz · Archengasse 1

Listed among one of the house specialties, Xiangling is the very first item featured on the menu. Being the first item listed must mean the dish is special. Describing the Xiangling dish as special would, however, be quite the understatement. The Xiangling dish is beyond special – it is spectacular! Continue reading

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Mini Eggrolls – Mini Frühlingsrolle

China Restaurant Mandarin. A-6130 Schwaz · Archengasse 1

Ask just about any European about Chinese cuisine and eggrolls will almost certainly come up in the discussion. Eggrolls are essentially the most recognized and popular appetizer in any Asian restaurant in Austria or Germany. Case in point – eggrolls (Frühlingsrolle) are the very first menu item listed under appetizers here at China Restaurant Mandarin. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Risotto with sautéed Zander filet and a Mixed Salad – Kürbisrisotto mit gestreifener Zander und gemischte Salad

Restaurant Silberberg. A-6130 Schwaz · Alte Landstraße 1

The winter season is upon us, which means autumn ingredients are being creatively utilized in various dishes at different restaurants. Pumpkin, for instance, is appearing on menus left and right. At Restaurant Silberberg, pumpkin risotto happened to be a daily special on the menu on this day. Continue reading

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