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Super Fast Food

Hauptstraße 171 69117 Heidelberg                         [OUT OF BUSINESS]

A product of superior size, quality, or grade; Very large, great, or extreme; Excellent; First-rate.  All of these terms describe the word ‘super.’  In terms of describing this fast food restaurant, however, ‘mediocre’ would have been a better choice.

The generic name of the restaurant, Fast Food, implies fast German food.  That is, Super Fast Food is just another kebab joint that also sells pizza, pasta, and schnitzel.  Upon entering the place, you are immediately greeted with the service counter.  Here, you order what you want.

Here, there are two sizes of Döner Teller (Döner Plates) – regular and small (klein).  The 5,50 € small Döner Teller is quite filling.  At 6,90 €, the normal plate is much more expensive than the other kebab restaurants along the Hauptstraße.  Like at other kebab joints, the plate comes with a side salad and your choice of fries or rice.

 

Unfortunately, they didn’t have rice today so I had to order French Fries.  Fortunately, upon placing my order, a new batch was put into the deep fryer, giving me hot and crunchy potato slices.  Again, the concept of fast food here is truly put into effect.  My plate was prepared quickly and I was able to enjoy my meal within minutes.  Of course, the presentation was lacking in the beauty department.

The Döner plate is simply average.  The salad includes the typical shredded lettuce, green and red cabbage, corn, red kidney beans, diced cucumbers, a banana pepper, chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, and a slice of a tomato – all covered in a creamy white salad dressing.  Surprisingly, there were no onions given.  The chicken kebab is served over the fries, with yogurt sauce slathered on top.  The chicken döner was a little bit dry; some pieces were tough.  Nonetheless, it was flavored well.  Good, but not great.

The ambiance in the dining area is also lacking.  There are a total of seven small, square tables, each with four relatively undersized chairs.  The walls are painted a bright orange color, with yellow blotches of paint.  The green and white tiled floors are cracked in some places.  There is a flat screen television toward the back, playing popular music videos (today there were videos from Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, and Xavier Naidoo).  It sort of feels like a pizza parlor – a place where kids hang out after school.

Compared with ordinary fast food – hamburgers, sandwiches, and donuts – Super Fast Food definitely lives up to its name.  Döner and pasta definitely beats eating hamburgers pretty much any day of the week.  However, measured up against the other kebab joints in the area, particularly Kebab Haus next door, Super Fast Food comes up short.

Summary:

Super Fast Food is your usual fast food joint serving up Döner, pizzas, schnitzel, and pasta at very low prices.  20 % Student Discounts.  Only Hähnchenfleisch (chicken) offered.

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Overall – 3 stars

  • Döner Teller (Chicken Döner with Fries and salad) – 3.5/5
  • Service – 5/5

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Written by geschmack

November 12th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Subway

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Subway Heidelberg

Hauptstraße 183 69117 Heidelberg

You may be wondering why I ate at a Subway in Germany.  After all, there are so many varieties of food to choose from here.  Well, simply put, I just wanted to observe the differences (if any) between Subways in America and in Deutschland.

After stopping by the Subway on the Hauptstraße late this afternoon, I can confirm that there aren’t many differences.  The sandwiches are made fresh, right before your eyes.  When you order your sub, the employee asks which type of bread you want, questions whether you want it toasted, if you want all the vegetables (green bell peppers, pickles, sliced cucumbers, red onions, chopped green lettuce, sliced tomatoes, black olives, and jalapeños) in it, and finally asks which type of sauce you desire.  Sauce?  Well, this last part was the only slight variation that I noticed (more explained below!).

They also sell a variety of potato chips here.  Walkers, owned by Frito-Lay, is the main brand sold here with typical flavors such as salt & vinegar and barbeque.  However, there are other brands of chips too.  Of course, Subways here also sell cookies.

 

I ordered the turkey and ham sandwich.  A typical 6 inch turkey and ham costs 3,48 EUR, but luckily there are valuable coupons available on their website.  Hence, with a buy one, get one free coupon, I was able to get a whole foot long turkey and ham sub for 3,48 euros!  It was still more expensive than the $5 subs in the states, but it was nonetheless a good deal.  I also grabbed a bag of roast chicken flavored Walkers potato crisps – a 34.5 gram bag – that cost 0,99 EUR.

The toasted Italian bread was exactly like back home.  Inside, there were 4 slices of turkey and 4 slices of ham.  There was also Swiss cheese triangles sandwiched between the meat and vegetables.  Of course, I asked for all the vegetables in my sub to complete the meal.  I noticed that they didn’t automatically add mayonnaise, mustard, oil, vinegar, or black pepper here.  Instead, the employee asked what type of sauce I wanted.  She mentioned a scharf (spicy) or suß (sweet) dressing that can be added.  Looking for an adventure, I opted for the spicy sauce.  It turned out to be just like the spicy sauce from the kebab restaurant – orange and only a minute jolt of fire on my tongue.  Apparently, it was the southwest sauce available at USA chain stores.  Nevertheless, it was something I never tried before and it added a lot of delicious flavor to the sandwich.

 

The sandwich as a whole was definitely tasty and flavorsome – enhanced by the addition of the sauce.  The amount of ingredients was perfect and definitely a healthy meal.  The roast chicken flavored chips tasted more like the thin slices of chicken breast you would find in the ham section of a supermarket – good, but not spectacular.

I was quite surprised by the open space in the fast food place.  There were plenty of tables and everything was spotless.  Even the restrooms looked modern and well maintained.

Overall, I cannot complain about anything.  The sandwich was spot-on in terms of what I was looking for and the addition of the sauce was definitely a new, exciting experience.  It was an appetizing reminder of American sandwiches back home.

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Summary:

Subway is a global American fast food franchise specializing in submarine sandwiches and salads.  Free refills available (self serve) at this location.

Overall – 4 stars

  • Turkey and Ham Sub – 4.5/5
  • Walkers Roast Chicken Potato Crisps – 4/5
  • Service – 5/5

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http://www.subway-sandwiches.de/

Written by geschmack

October 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm