Hello folks, it’s schnitzel time!
Vienna and Austria is well known world wide for its Schnitzel which consists in a breaded, pan-fries, thin layer of pork or veal (original one) cutlets. It is the main austrian delicacy and you can find proper schnitzel in various different locals restaurants around the city. To try this mouth watering dish, I went to a nice little restaurant called Cafe Diglas. The atmosphere was so authentic, I was there for dinner time and in the middle of the restaurant, there was an old man playing piano, great place.
I had a delicious veal schnitzel served with cold potato salad and a lemon wedge. Simple, cripy, warm … nothing more to say, just go for it.
- Address: Wollzeile 10, 1010 Wien
- Opening hours: 8 am – 10.30 pm
- Price of the schnitzel: 15€
The staple of the Vienna streetfood: Käsekrainer
There are 3 thins you need to know about Käsekrainer aka smoked sausage filled with chunk of cheese. Firstly, people that are slicing the sausage for you have to be very cautious because the hot chunks of melted cheese inside are extremely hot. Secondly, autrian called this snack “Eitrige” which can be translated as something pus-filled (because of the melted cheese)… Yummy right? At last but not least, this is freaking awesome, just dip it into a nice mustard and enjoy.
I order a classic Käsekrainer with mustard in a famous small shop called Würstelstand am Hohen Markt in Vienna city center (picture below).
Würstelstand am Hohen Markt:
- Address: Hoher Markt 1, 1010 Wien
- Opening hours: 9.00 am – 4.00 am (If you are hungry during the night).
- Price of one sausage: 3.40€
The myth of the Sachertorte : austrian famous chocolate cake
The Sachertorte was created in 1832 by Franz Sacher and became an instant success. A lot of various counterfeit versions of the sachertorte emerged in the previous century and a legal battle took place between Hotel Sacher and Demel Bakery to know who owned the original recipe torte. So, up to you to choose your team. I went to Demel Bakery (mainly due to the gigantic line at Hotel Sacher) to try this legendary sachertorte and I wasn’t disappointed.
I order a classic Sachertorte with whipped cream, it was very simple but good (picture below).
- Demel Bakery:
- Address: Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien
- Opening hours: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
- Price of one piece of cake: around 5€
Don’t forget: Bon appétit.