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Monday, June 29, 2015

Viennese Cuisine - Eat, Drink, Repeat - Part 3

Viennese Cuisine - On the go

by Thomas Preyer


This is the third installment of our series on Viennese cuisine.

You can find the other parts here:

Part 1: Meat Dishes
Part 2: Sweet Dishes
Part 4: Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Part 5: Gluten Free



Today we cover food that can be consumed on the go. So let's jump right into the action:

Extrawurstsemmel


Extrawurstsemmel

A beloved classic - for both children and adults. And a ridiculously long word.
So let's take tackle it piece by piece. Extrawurst is a pork sausage speciality that will be served in a roll (Semmel).

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Viennese Cuisine - Eat, Drink, Repeat - Part 2

Viennese Cuisine - Sweet Dishes

by Thomas Preyer


This is the second installment of our series on Viennese cuisine.

You can find the other parts here:

Part 1: Meat Dishes
Part 3: On the go
Part 4: Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Part 5: Gluten Free

We started this series because of a number of questions that people usually ask us when wondering on what the Austrians like to eat and drink. So we thought, why not answer them here :)


Today we cover sweet dishes. Austrians love sweet stuff, but who aren't. But in Austria it's okay to have a sweet dish as the main dish for let's say dinner. Really? Yes, really. Sounds like paradise to me, doesn't it. We also have quite the number of sweets, cakes, strudels and so on, but today we focus on dishes.

Kaiserschmarren


Kaiserschmarren
Photo credit: shoot_me_now / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

This famous Viennese dessert is made out of pancake dough and usually served with Zwetschkenröster (plum sauce). It is equally delicious and impossible to pronounce for a non-native. But one could try!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Viennese Cuisine - Eat, Drink, Repeat - Part 1

Viennese Cuisine - Meat

by Thomas Preyer


A while ago we wrote an entry on where to get the best food around our office. The PolaWalk "headquarters" are located in the ninth district of Vienna. The district is called Alsergrund and the area ("Grätzel" in Viennese is called Servitenviertel (Serviten Quarter).

This entry will be the first part of a number of posts that cover the questions that are asked by many visitors to Vienna. They are asked over and over again and they are legitimate questions. But they're also a hard to answer. But let's try :)

What are typical Austrian dishes? 

What should I order at a Restaurant?


It's a hard question because the Austrian cuisine is influenced by so many other cultures and derives from the Austrian-Hungarian empire. Therefore you'll find similar dishes in Restaurants in Hungary and the Czech Republic. Not the exact same, but for example you can get Gulyas in all three countries.

Today we cover dishes that contain meat. Sorry vegans, you have to wait a little longer. But, you'll be served (pun intended). 

You can find the other posts here:


Part 2: Sweet Dishes
Part 3: On the go

Part 4: Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Part 5: Gluten Free

So, here we go:

Wiener Schnitzel


Wiener Schnitzel
Photo credit: ルーク.チャン.チャン / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

The classic! Typically every carnivorous visitor to Vienna is craving a Wiener Schnitzel. Traditionally this is breaded and fried veal, but most of the times you can also choose the cheaper pork, chicken or even turkey.