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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Maultasche and Schweineshaxe

Gasthaus Loewen is some pretty good German eats....

I had the Maultasche, which is kinda like a Swabian ravioli case, filled with onions, egg and ground pork inside. Of course there's alot of sauce, which is the way German food is supposed to be eaten. I liked it quite a bit, and for 7,50 Euros, I think its rather reasonable.

Betty had some pork hox, or Schweineshaxe, which is actually a Bavarian specialty. It was a bit too dry, if you want good Schweineshaxe, I recommend the open air market in Munich. Its much juicier, and I'll post photos of that next time. This Schweineshaxe cost 7 Euros, but wasn't as good as expected.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Things I have Georged: Flank Steak

I picked up a flank steak from Nosso Talho and decided to grill it up to make some steak sandwiches. I sed some pada buns (pictured left), which is apparently a Toronto thing.

The steak itself was an 8"x8" sheet and I cut it into 4"x2" strips with shears.

The marinande was pretty simple:
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Thai crushed chilies

Meat likes salt. Especially if you're going to grill it. It forms a smoky, salty exterior. So I use lots. A steak unseasoned or underseasoned is gross.

Here it is on a Pada bun with some Chipotle sauce.

I had a pic of the steak sliced open, but it didn't come out.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Fish Market in Hamburg

On Sunday mornings in Hamburg, there's a fish market, where fresh fish is sold along the port. Quite interesting and quite crowded, with people from Hamburg looking for some good deals. Other than fish, other random things are sold, from mittens to fruit to cheese, n' other stuff.

You can see here the throngs of people lookin' for some good fish...

This guys seems to like his job, selling fish....

Never really seen this type of fish, long n' skinny....

Here you can see people eager to pay 10 Euros for a big basket of fruits n' veggies.

So if you're in Hamburg on a Sunday morning, its not a bad thing to go and see. Especially since Hamburg is quite overrated as a tourist destination....

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Schnitzel anyone?

A real cool place by the Augustiner Platz is called Tacheles. You can get some real good Schnitzel there. It's cheaper for lunch on weekdays, 5.90 Euro gets you two pieces of schnitzel, a salad, and a side (fried potatoes, noodles, rice, or fries. At other times its 6.90.

They claim to have over 300 types of schnitzel, but their menu only seems to have about 20-25 different kinds.
All the same, some good German eats for reasonable prices. I recommend the Badisches Schnitzel mit Bratensoße.

Here's the webpage:

Pictured: Top one is the Badische Schnitzel, Bottom one the Schwarzwald Schnitzel.
(I'm not sure how to rotate a picture in html)

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