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Sesame Halvas – Chalvas: Sesampastete mit Kakao und Honig

Posidonas Cafe Restaurant – „Der Grieche“. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 38

Halva is a type of confectionary popular in a number of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Western Asian cuisines. As one can imagine, due to its widespread popularity there are many different varieties of halva desserts. Here, the sesame halva is made with sesame seeds and a mixture of cocoa powder and honey to form a crumbly, compact treat. Served with orange slices, the halva triangles are dusted with cocoa as a finishing touch. Continue reading

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Moussaka – Musakas: Faschiertes mit Melanzani, Kartoffeln mit Bechamelsauce überbacken

Posidonas Cafe Restaurant – „Der Grieche“. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 38

For a city of approximately 120,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck has its fair share of diverse cuisines. Whether you are hankering for a taste of Indian or Thai, Mexican or Japanese food, there are a reasonable number of restaurants in this city by the Inn that will certainly satisfy both your curiosity and cravings. Naturally, European cuisines are also prominent in the Tyrolean capital city – Austrian and Italian establishments are quite easy to find. Greek happens to also fall into the same list. Today, we stop by Café Restaurant ‘Der Grieche’ located along the Inn River and sample a popular Greek dish – moussaka. 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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Crème Brûlée: Homemade Vanilla Cream with Bourbon Vanilla and Caramelized Sugar – Crème Brûlée: Hausgemachte Vanillecreme mit Bourbonvanille und karamelisiertem Zucker

Theresienbrauerei. A-6020 Innsbruck · Maria-Theresien-Straße 51–53

Streaks of chocolate bedeck the clear plate in a wavy checkerboard design; an extremely thin disc, containing a rich custard base, sits in the center. A hard crust of caramelized sugar crowns the white dessert. Off to one side lie a few sliced strawberries, its dark red hue simply inviting and irresistible. It’s the classic French crème brûlée. Continue reading

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Brew Master Spare Ribs, in a special house marinade, served with Garlic Baguettes and Barbecue Sauce – Braumeisterripperl nach Art des Hauses mariniert, serviert mit Knoblauchbaguette und Barbecuesauce

Theresienbrauerei. A-6020 Innsbruck · Maria-Theresien-Straße 51–53

Beer and ribs – there’s nothing like the delicious combination of sticky pork ribs slathered in luscious sauce with cold, thirst-quenching beer to wash it all down. Theresienbräu happens to be one of the rare Austrian locales that dare placing spare ribs on their menu, even boasting their own special house marinade barbecue sauce. Do the spare ribs and BBQ sauce pass the grade? How do Austrian ribs and sauce perform? Continue reading

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Beer Soup with Roasted Pretzel Croutons – Biersuppe mit gerösteten Brezencroutons

Theresienbrauerei. A-6020 Innsbruck · Maria-Theresien-Straße 51–53

Located on Innsbruck’s main Maria-Theresien-Straße in the heart of the city, Theresienbräu is a local brewery and pub featuring its own unique brew. The brew house boasts being the first of its kind in Innsbruck. With 500 seats altogether, it’s the ideal place for large gatherings, parties, or a simple drink. Simple, dated wooden tables and chairs are scattered all around the place; an authentic brewing boiler also found inside. Though Theresienbräu is ideal for those interested in beer, the place also serves up authentic Austrian cuisine. One item on the menu cleverly includes the house brew – beer soup! Continue reading

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Maccha Ice Cream: Ice Cream Parfait made of light, bitter Green Tea with Blueberry Sauce and garnished with Fresh Fruit – Eisparfait „Maccha“: Eisparfait von leicht bitterem, grünen Tee mit Sauce und Früchten garniert

Japanisches Restaurant KAI. A-6020 Innsbruck · Blasius-Hueber Straße 15

Maccha, also spelled Matcha, refers to finely ground green tea powder that is traditionally used for Japanese tea ceremonies. It is a type of green tea, distinct from the common, ubiquitous variety people drink every day. Nowadays, maccha has become a fairly popular flavoring for many products such as chocolates, cakes, and cookies. Maccha flavored ice cream (green tea ice cream) also appears to be a popular flavor in Japan. Restaurant KAI includes this unique ice cream concoction among their limited selection of desserts. Continue reading

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