Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kebapteller mit Pommes

Café Pizzeria Sandro. A-6200 Jenbach · Schießstandstraße 6

Enough cannot be said about Turkish döner kebab. The meat is unrivaled for its amazing flavor and quality; its succulence is unparalleled, its texture and consistency out of this world. Doner kebab is versatile and can be stuffed into flatbreads, used as topping on pizzas, or star on its own with various side dishes. Pairing kebab with rice is wonderful. How about kebab and fries? Continue reading

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Cheese Spätzle with Mixed Salad – Kasspätzle mit gemischten Salat

Gasthof Café Zillertal. A-6261 Strass im Zillertal · Hof 69

With cold winters and traditional influences from neighboring Germany and Hungary, Austrian cuisine tends to be meat-centered – Schnitzel, Tafelspitz, Goulash, and anything Braten. But there are also a number of vegetarian friendly dishes, such as Kaiserschmarrn. Kasespätzle, a classic Austrian dish of small egg dumplings in cheese sauce, is another vegetarian option. Continue reading

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Cocada Pudding – Cocada “Arriba“

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

A heavenly cloud of freshly whipped cream floats delicately on top of a thick layer of rich, gooey caramel. A few chopped, roasted pistachios scatter the top. At the bottom of the glass awaits the cocada pudding – a creamy coconut concoction. Alongside the glass cup are a variety of fresh fruits – sliced apples, strawberries, and white melon, a pair of halved grapes, and a single physalis. Garnishing the plate are toasted slivers of almonds. It’s the Cocada ‘Arriba’ dessert at Mexico Arriba! Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas in Mole Sauce – Enmolada con Mole Poblano

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

A trio of corn tortilla enchiladas sits next to each other, slathered in a generous amount of brown mole sauce. Resting contentedly inside each enchilada is a mixture of shredded white chicken, corn kernels, and sautéed onions. Extravagant streaks of melted sheep’s milk cheese run across the top. A handful of lettuce sit at one corner of the dish, a triad of crisp tortilla chips casually rests in the salad bed. Sesame seeds shower the top of the sauce. Enchiladas con mole poblano – how do they hold up thousands of miles away from Mexico? Continue reading

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Big Yeast Dumpling with Vanilla Sauce (and Poppy Seed Sugar Mixture) – Germknödel mit Vanillesauce

Altstadt-Schmankerl. A-6020 Innsbruck · Kiebachgasse 9

Thick, warm, pudding-like vanilla cream sauce engulfs the bun-shaped dumpling; a generous mixture of finely ground poppy seeds and snowy powdered sugar decorate the top, creating a picturesque contrast of black and white. This dish is called Germknödel – one of Austria’s culinary delights! Traditionally eaten either as a dessert or main course, it’s the perfect dish for a cold day. Continue reading

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Viennese Roast Joint with Onions and Rice – Wiener Zwiebelrostbraten mit Butterreis

Altstadt-Schmankerl. A-6020 Innsbruck · Kiebachgasse 9

Zweibelrostbraten, or onion roast, is another traditional Austrian dish. Preparation for this entrée is relatively straightforward – a cut of meat, typically beef (steak), pounded thin, seasoned, and pan-fried in oil. Although often served with Spätzle, potatoes, pasta, or rice are alternative accompaniments for this dish. Continue reading

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McDonald’s Italia Wrap

McDonald‘s. A-6130 Vomp · Industriestrasse 7

A healthy, vibrant green bed of arugula (ruccola) leaves, diced zucchini bits, strips of sun-dried tomatoes, freshly sliced tomatoes, breaded meaty chicken breasts, and adorable mozzarella pearls all fit snuggly inside a warm flour tortilla. Lining the inside of the wrap is a good amount of creamy, flavorful pesto sauce. Is this some sort of gourmet burrito or wrap at a modern sandwich shop? No – it’s the new Italia Wrap featured at McDonald’s! Continue reading

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McDonald’s Chicken Couscous Salat

McDonald‘s. A-6130 Vomp · Industriestrasse 7

Incessant attacks on fast food conglomerates for their greasy, fat laden products will never subside, but credit McDonald’s for at least trying to include healthier and more nutritious options on the menu. When it comes to eating healthy, salads always spring to mind. In addition to one euro side garden salads, different chicken Caesar salads, and fun shakin’ salads (pour in the dressing, cover, and shake the container!), McDonald’s Austria features a new chicken couscous salad. Continue reading

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