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Germany - Where can I get the Best and most authentic Weiner Schnitzel?

Jul 31st, 2003, 01:10 PM
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IRA- I hate to disagree with you but the wienerschnitzel at Figlmuller's (with an umlaut) in Vienna was the worst I ever had. It looked very large, but was mostly fried bread crums. Maybe it was the cook's night off but I will never go there to eat again! I even complained to RS since he touts it also but of course they blew me off...

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Jul 31st, 2003, 01:19 PM
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Hi Kenny,

That was a bummer. We enjoyed it.
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Jul 31st, 2003, 06:47 PM
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We were just in Austria and thought the wiener schnitzel was like a big chicken nugget -- nothing but a big piece of breaded fried meat. And we searched high and low for veal -- it was largely pork.

we were in Israel in 2000, and interestingly, there was schnitzel all over the place there. Perhaps derived from the European Jews who were fortunate enough to survive and migrate there after the war?
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Aug 1st, 2003, 04:17 AM
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BarbaraF wrote
>..we were in Israel in 2000, and interestingly, there was schnitzel all over the place there. Perhaps derived from the European Jews who were fortunate enough to survive and migrate there after the war? <

Ummmm, no. The schnitzel in Israel is derived from veal or pork. Besides the people who migrated after the war are much too old and tough to make good schnitzel.


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Aug 1st, 2003, 10:32 AM
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There is an Austrian place called EDELWEISS on Schweizer Str. in the intertesting Sachenhausen district in Frankfurt. The schnitzel was very good as was the goulasch soup - it was a cozy place to spend an evening in Frankfurt. There is a good apple cider place across the street called Zum Wagners that I thought was pretty good as well. I ate a boiled beef dish with a green sauce that is a regional dish in that part of Germany. I would go back to either place again. Hope this helps.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 01:00 PM
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In Vienna, I had a variation of Schnitzel - Schnitzel Cordon Bleu! It was very good but very rich! I looked for it when I was in Germany last year and could not find it. I did have great Schnitzel in Heidelberg at a restaurant that was also a brewery, in the heart of the old town - can't think of it's name but it was on the main drag with several other restaurants. I'm sure you'll recognize it from that description!
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Aug 20th, 2003, 08:00 AM
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Please note: Whenever you find "Wiener Schnitzel" on a menu in Germany or Austria, it will, and must be, made of veal (it is, actually, the law). Very often you`ll therefore find written on menus: "Schnitzel Wiener Art" which means: Schnitzel made like a Wiener Schnitzel. This will be a Schnitzel made of pork. Some posters complained about their Schnitzel consisting of mere breadcrumbs. It is, however, the pride of the viennese cook to flatten the Schnitzel as thin as possible. Originally, the Schnitzel must not be deep-fried, but made in a saucepan with one finger high pork-fat (of course, only a small difference to deep-frying). Traditional side dish is a light potato-cucumber salad with vinaigrette (no mayonnaise). These days, it is most often served with french fries and mixed salad.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:12 AM
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"Weiner Schnitzel" is neither German nor Austrian. "Wiener Schnitzel" is both. Where to eat the best Wiener Schnitzel - according to my experience - would probably be in the Alpine region. The worst places would likely be in northern Germany.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:27 AM
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You will also see pork "wiener" schnitzel served as "Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein." We've seen that on the menu in Germany and Austria.
I don't know where is the best place to have it, but we've had very good pork wiener schnitzel in central Germany (the Bochum area), Muenster, Nuremberg, central Austria (the Steiermark) and Vienna.
FYI, there are two stores here in Brussels that serve freshly prepared Wienershnitzel--one (the veal version) is a store/charcuterie specializing in central European food near the Merode metro station and the other is called Urbanus, near the Chien Vert tram stop (tram lines 39 and 44) and serving the pork version...if you are in Brussels and get a hunger for German food or beer, those are the places to go!
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