Street Food Cinema in August

Uhm I kinda wanted to write about that since some weeks. I am a bit late with this but better late than never also you still have the chance to attend on the last day of this event. Yay!

Street Kitchen Food Market can be found at Hohe Warte near the tube station Heiligenstadt where they not only offer delicious food and drinks, the entrance fee of 4€ includes a movie in the evening. This movie is of course, what else, related to food namely Lunchbox.

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Now to the more interesting part, the food!
There were quite a lot of food stalls we did not know yet and we tried out the ribs from Longhorn Texas Grill, a burger from Grill and Roll, Korean fried chicken from Stephan and for dessert some churros from Rumba Y Mambo.

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Our favourite were hands down the Korean chicken pieces which were double fried. Super tasty especially in combination with the spicy radish kimchi and some cooling radishes.We also had the thai iced tea since the radishes did have some nice heat. The portion was enough for two, I just forgot to take a picture in the beginning which explains this white gap on the right of the picture..

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Our second favourite was the burger. The bun was bought and crumbled so easily, we were smothered in burger juices and also the meat was more raw than pinkish but it still was very tasty. The churros were alright but a bit tough since they were already fried and re-fried. The ribs with sauerkraut was a neat combination but the flavour did not impress me that much. I expected more Texasness if you know what I mean ;)

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When the Mister and me went it was solely for the food and after trying out a few we were up for a nap at home and missed out on the cultural part of the feast.

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Sadly I did not have enough tummy space for it all!

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Burgerista

When you find yourself at Donauplex, you seem to be in the centre of burger-shop-town. So many burger shops to choose from!
I tried out Burgerista with the Mister and we both were positively surprised.

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You can choose between a wide choice of burgers or can build one yourself. The meat is regional and generally Burgerista seems to source their products from Austrian producers. I checked the different sauce bottles and all were made in Austria.
The menu with fries and a refill drink only cost us 9€ per person if I remember correctly.

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After a short wait, that I used to examine their broad choice offer of different sauces, we got our meal.
You need to pay attention here since they shout out your order number. Not the best system since they don’t have microphones to do it and having to scream out numbers at work seems very exhausting after a while.

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The portion was big and I enjoyed the flavours of my Route 66 burger (mushrooms, bacon, caramelized onions).
The Mister was also satisfied with his choice and we happily munched on our burgers while trying out all the sauces.

For drinks we had the home-made ice-tea which was too sweet but I enjoyed their lemonade which was super refreshing!shooting_vienna_burgerista

In case I am craving burgers and am at Donauplex I definitely will be back for another burger, especially since I did not get any tummy ache ;)

 

Swing Kitchen

Since last year, burger in Vienna is the new black and lots of new burger places popped up like baby ducklings in the spring. The best comparison I could come up with at the moment.
Burgers were one of my favourite foods but since I would get a tummy ache after any burger, I shy away from them now and eat them less seldom.

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I visited the first vegan burger place called swing kitchen near Zieglergasse to see how they keep up to regular burgers and if my tummy would be ok.
The interior look is definitely a plus and has an international feel to it. Berlin, London or New York? Probably just my Fernweh talking here ;)

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The burger menu is very affordable and I paid 7,8€ for the vegan burger, fries and my lemonade.
The service was friendly and the burger very quickly ready to be eaten and tested.

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You can check their menu here.

The taste was better than I expected and I enjoyed my burger. The fries were a bit over salted though and the vegan cheese on Coco’s burger tasted way too strong.

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Vegan burgers are something you have to try  out for yourself but I was satisfied with my choice. They also offer salads and I heard a lot of good reviews about the vegan chicken nuggets. I did feel bloated with my tummy grumbling so I guess I still have to see what causes my “burger allergy”.

 

 

The Burger Bar

The Burger Bar recently opened at Liechtensteinstraße 8b, near the main university and me and three friends decided to check out their burgers.

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For lunch we had a special burger menu (which I am not too sure about still exists) which includes fries, a dip and a dessert with your burger but I can’t remember the price, it was about 13€. It seemed like they changed this offer to this voucher in case you are interested.

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Since we were  a group of four we had the opportunity to try a variety of their burgers and dips.

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What we all noticed was that the guy working as a waiter seemed weird, to the extent that he came off as a bit unfriendly to us.
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I ordered the hot chicken burger which was an okay burger but barely any chicken meat as you can see.
My friend who had the vegetarian burger got an ice cold patty which they forgot to fry. The waiter exchanged it with a brand new burger, which was a nice gesture. The fries were not bad but we all thought that the bread bun was too hard and crispy.
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For dessert we got a small plate of chocolate mousse with ice-cream.

The place was okayish but since there are a lot of other options near my university I doubt I will come again.
Also since I am really on the look out for a great burger I was a bit disappointed here, since a lot of the reviews were positive and raved about this place.
In case you are on the hunt for a delicious burger as well and don’t want to reserve a seat in advance for said the butcher to the cow, you should definitely check out omnom burger.
The place is tiny and only has seats for eight people but you can take-away and a delivery service is in the making :)

 

Markterei & Verjus

At the last Markterei the Mister and me stuffed our faces with delicious pulled pork burgers from Hy Kitchen and cupcakes from Brass Monkey.

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After the burger and a cupcake it was shopping time and we bought Verjus, which is juice made of immature green grapes.
It can be used for marinades, soups, sauces or risotto and many more, just need to find out!
Verjus has a mild acidity and can be used as a substitute for vinegar, lemon and more obviously, wine.

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We also bought a Verglüher which is Verjus with christmas spices and amaretto and it was the best Glühwein I ever had!
The flavours worked perfectly together and I can’t wait to open the bottle of ours and use that cute enamel cup.

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I am not sure where you can buy them in Vienna but you can check out their shop online www.verjus-shop.com  and they will probably attend the next Markterei again.

Hy Kitchen Food Truck

Food trucks are slowly noticeable in Vienna which is very exciting and a big step in such a  bureaucratic country like Austria.
The Mister and me tried out Hy Kitchen at Freyung and a had a nice chat with the owner of the food truck, Monica Kranner who agreed that starting a food truck business was a long bottle with red tape but it is slowly getting better.

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Now to the more important stuff, her burgers! I just love burgers and am always on the look-out for a really delicious one.
We did not know what to expect but when we got served the wagyu burger and had our first bite, we knew it was one of the top 3 best burgers we had in Vienna.
The meat was super juicy and yummy, the brioche bun was fluffy and soaked up all the wonderful flavours of the red cabbage and sauce.

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We quickly devoured the burger and both came back with friends to have their last burger of the season. (As you can tell by the dramatic difference of the pictures ;))

I then tried out their cheeseburger which was yummy as well and I am looking forward to tasting the other options as well.

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The prices for the burgers and side dish is reasonable for the quality and taste and definitely worth a visit!

Sadly the food truck is closed at the moment but if I have any information on when and where Monica is selling her burgers again, I will let you know! :)

Huge Foodie Part of London

Now to the most important part of my trip to London: THE FOOD!

Our main activities in London consisted of eating, shopping and strolling around this lovely city.
Since most of the days we were on our feet for 12 hours we did not gain any weight and still fit in our pants. Which you would not believe by those huge portions you will be able to witness further below ;)
We were able to track down most of the restaurants I had on my to-do list and were positively surprised by the great and friendly service (12,5% service charge!) and the divine food.

Our favourite place, hands down, was Honest Burgers which is located on 4A Meard Street in Soho and other locations check here.

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After a short wait we dug into our burgers and mhmed about how lovely it was. The bun could have been heated up but everything else was just perfect.
I had the Honest burger which consisted of Beef, red onion relish, smoked bacon, mature cheddar, pickled cucumber and lettuce for 9,5£.
The sweetness of the onion relish really shone through but I loved the Burger of the Mister a bit more which was the Tribute Burger (beef, bacon, american cheese, burger sauce, french mustard, pickles, onion and lettuce 10£). The fries were already included for the price which makes it quite cheap since most places charge for 8-9£ just for the burger.
The fries were great as well, sprinkled with rosemary salt and washed down with some coke. Yum!

Next up is Pizza Pilgrims with their small but lovely menu on 11 Dean St also Soho.

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The shop looks tiny but don’t be fooled, there is lots of space below so just ask if there is place to be seated or just take the pizza for take-away and chomp on it in the nearby Soho Square.

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We went for Carbonara 10£ and Napoli Salami 9£, both were really really enjoyable! I loved the Napoli Salami most and would love to try their Margherita next time. The service charge of 12,5% is only added for groups with 8 or more people so keep that in mind for tipping!

In Bone Daddies a funky Ramen Shop on 31 Peter St in Soho we had our lunch. Not the best Ramen I had but still very good, also sadly there is no decent Ramen Shop in Vienna so we have to jump on any opportunity to try out new Ramen places.

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I ordered cold Oolong tea which fit perfect to my heavy peanut-based Tantanmen Ramen 11£. The Mister had the spicy miso ramen 11£ which he quite enjoyed.

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As you can tell, we loved Soho food-wise as well and snacked on countless buns and I even found an okonomiyaki stall. They did not use original japanese mayo but it wass still very tasty for 3£.

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By chance we stumbled over the Japan Center at Picadilly and I immediately went with the Matcha Melon Pan with Adzuki filling about 2£! The Earl Grey Pan tempted me as well, but oh well next time!

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We also had a simple snack of dumplings and okonomiyaki on a stick.

My old Dutch house in Holborn would be a great place for a date, they serve humongous pancakes which one can share and be all cute together. Well we did not know that and just wanted to stop over for a small snack. Ha! You should have seen the look on our faced when they came out with our orders.

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Originally I wanted to try out Poofjertes which are traditional Dutch Pancakes but sadly they were out for the day. The cinnamon and apple pancake with vanilla ice-cream 7,95£ made up for it though. The Mister chose his own toppings which included Nutella of course.

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Muriel is such a cute restaurant. If I would ever own my own shop I would have decorated it in the same way. The Banoffee Cupcake you can see on the right was devoured by us. We licked our fingers happily afterwards.

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Mentioning food in London has to be linked to Borough Market and of course we went there as well. The Market was not as huge as Naschmarkt but packed with many interesting food stalls selling goods and their own little produce. I was too busy looking at every single stall to snap many shots but you get the idea :)

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In the back was the green market selling all kinds of mouthwatering dishes and baked goods and I could not resist and bought a huge cookie, an egg tart and of course a British pie at the Pieminister.

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I like the pies at the Pie Factory in Vienna but the Free ranger for 4£ which was filled with chicken, ham, cheese and leeks was sooo goood! (ordered with gravy mhm~~) the mister went with scotch eggs and sweet potato fries.

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Being in London we had to try out Indian food and went to Roti Chai which is near Selfridges on Oxford Street. The service sadly was not that great and attentive and the portions were quite small but the taste made up for it a bit.

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vegetable Samosa were okay 3,9£

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Pulusu Chicken Curry for 7,9£ and Manchurian Chicken for 8,2£

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Really flavourful curries but there are better places to enjoy good Indian food. Any recommendations? :)

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Of course I had to try sip on my beloved bubble tea again since most of the shops closed down here in Vienna. At Cha Time I ordered Roasted Green Tea and Oolong with Tapioca and Taro at Bubbleology. Sadly I did not like the Taro at all, the powder did not dissolve due to the temperature of the tea being too low and being all flaky and weird. Trust me I know how to make good Bubble Tea and this was a let down. I heard from friends that this place was good though so perhaps I should have gone with a different drink. Bubble Latte is around 3,7£.

At Covent Garden I stumbled over Ladurée and just had to buy the Millefeuille 5,6£.

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It was quite yummy, the one at Joseph Brot was better taste-wise though even without raspberries. It got a bit squashed since I carried it around the whole day but taste is more important than looks ;)

Ok and with that squashed and sad little picture I end my super long food post rant and hope you can try out some places when you are in London and have a lovely time like we did :)

 

Zweitbester

Sorry for my lack in postings this week but university exams kept me busy. Now my holidays have started and I can focus on my thesis but will have a lot more time to blog! I already have lots of stories and pictures just waiting to be published! Yay!

Zweitbester is a hip restaurant with a minimalistic New York Style, located in the 4th district near Naschmarkt.

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I always love a good burger and looked forward to their burger which got quite some praise by friends and others.

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Sadly the cheeseburger did not wow me at all and the roast potatoes were way too salty. The bun, cheese and patty tasted only mediocre.

Definitely on a lower level than the yummy burgers I had at Said the Butcher to the Cow or Burgermacher.

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The fruity lemonade was nice and refreshing though.

I will give the restaurant another chance and will try something different from the menu, shame that the burger did not impress me.

And yes I tend to forget to take pictures of the interior because I am way to preoccupied with the food. Also I think the quality and taste of the food is more important than the ambience and interior of a restaurant. That just explains my lack of interior pictures on the blog but I am working on it!

Have a nice weekend! :)

 

 

Instagram June

I am not very consistent with Instagram picture posts so I hope you enjoy this longer one :)

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Finally got to go with the Mister to the Kleines Cafe which means small coffee shop. It is really tiny and cute, great for a date!

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My favourite Vietnamese food Bo Bun from Happy Vietnam. So yummy and fresh

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roaming around in the garden of my relatives.

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we were in a restaurant in lower Austria and they had three peacocks, one male and two female!
They are so pretty but can screech quite loud which startled me.

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who doesn’t love rainbows?

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meet up with my sister at a waffle place with a voucher and this time we did not have any problems!

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my sister had chili con carne waffle. Nice idea, the chili was not warm though.

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my adaption of Bonnies overnight matcha oatmeal recipe on Thirsty for Tea with chia seeds. Great breakfast :)

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met that lovely but grumpy looking cat, reminds me of crookshanks (Hermiones cat)

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that place in the fourth district always reminds me of Hogwarts. I am such a huge Potterhead in case you haven’t noticed ;)

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Got some super fresh lychees from friends that have been to Vietnam and used them as earrings before devouring them. Best lychees I have ever had!

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finally droped by the new university campus of economy shortened in german to WU and tested das Campus with the Mister.shooting_vienna_instajune

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Yummy mojito lemonade!

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industrial interior is not very often used in Vienna. I like the vibe of it!

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We both were hungry from exploring and chose the cheeseburger with came with fries, cabbage and cocktail sauce.

The burger was okay, the caramelized onions inside were nice but we weren’t such fans of the cheese and the bread, also the beef patty was quite thin. I think it is a good lunch option for hungry students though for 9,4€.

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funky industrial toilet selfie ;)

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Now that the university is older one can see the mistakes of the architects, like the line on the floor which is caused by the rain and the wall of rust.

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The buildings look very interesting and I like the landscape architecture. I need to return with my DSLR for better pictures to share with you guys :)

Have a nice week everyone!

 

 

 

Second Visit – Said the Butcher to the Cow

Since we know that the restaurant is always buzzing with people we deliberately already reserved at 5pm since the service can be a bit slow afterwards so keep that in mind while making a reservation!
The Mister did not feel that hungry and opted for the Oreo cheesecake 3,9€ while I tried out the chilli burger 10,5€.

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For drinks he had the Caipiroska 8,5€ which was not bad and quite refreshing.

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Look at all that chili! I am used to spicy food but since they also served fresh chopped chili you can decide how hot it will be.

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The Oreo cheesecake came with pop rocks which was a great combination and a lot of fun to eat! It could have tasted more like Oreos though.

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For dessert I had this enormous strawberry milkshake with Eisgreissler strawberry ice-cream! Yummy but you have to share to defeat this monster drink!

The chili burger was good but the octopus burger I had last time was a lot better. I think I will stick to it next time ;)