Schnitzel around the globe

Since the last article made me hungry, here’s a little reminder: During my research on Austrian restaurants in Asia, I found this article about a place called Wallsé, located in the West Village part of New York. If you ever go there and order a Schnitzel, it will look like this:


And it will cost you 28 US Dollars. That’s roughly 22 €, or about 4-7 larger Schnitzels here in Vienna. Not to mention that no sane person would ever combine Schnitzel with cowberry sauce. If you search for this combination in Google, the only hit you get is a “Biker menu” offered by some roadside restaurant in Tyrolia – and with good reason. But I digress.

Wallsé also offers other typical Austrian food, like Spätzle, Palatschinken , Tafelspitz (Which is called Kavalierspitz there) or Almond Crusted Soft Shell Crab:


Yes, I remember, back when I was a child, I used to get an almond crusted soft shell crab every day after school from the almond crusted soft shell crab salesman at the corner. Oh those fine days of youth, when all we cared about was sunshine, laughter and our almond crusted soft shell crabs.


Image source and ©: Liao Yusheng

8 Comments so far

  1. nex (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 6:43 am

    actually, cowberries are quite popular with schnitzel in many parts of austria; this is not so far-fetched. i don’t like them (with meat), but all the kids like them … they like everything sweet after all.

  2. andi (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    reading this schnitzel-report I remember a very strange evening at charlotte (NC) during my internship, when my department thought I couldn’t live without european food for a month and took me out for a special dinner at a “german” restaurant which turned out to be a disaster. They served dark-brown schnitzel (seeing it made me think of a “Kuhfladen”) with Rotkraut and a piano player played waltzes. Argh. the beer was way too strong for them which made an attempt to explain that all this was austrian NOT german but not really austrian either IMPOSSIBLE. 20USD for a whole load of shit.

  3. mat (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    a lot of people eat cowberries with their schnitzel. and 4 – 7 larger schnitzels might be right if you go to some schnitzel fast food places. but if you know a restaurant where i can get a real wiener schnitzel (made from veal and not pork) for 5 euros you are my hero. it’s not uncommon to pay about 12 euros even here in vienna.

  4. KazMac (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 9:29 pm

    Hey Nex, Are cowberries what we English call cranberries? Thats as dumb to we English as putting peach slices on ham…we use pineapple. All I need for my schinitzel is a fresh lemon wedge, black pepper and a willing pig. [ I know it should be veal but I cant bear the thought.. ]

  5. Philipp (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

    Nex & Mat : Friends don’t let friends eat their Schnitzel with cowberry sauce. It’s almost as unthinkable as replacing the rice or salad with Knödeln. Also, Mat, as for the price question, see my upcoming entry.

    Andi: My deepest condolences – I know both problems :)

    Kazmac: Nope, cowberries, also called lingonberries, are different from cranberries. See here for details.

  6. KazMac (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

    OK Gotcha Phil, Thanks for that.
    Lingonberries, we can buy them by the jar in IKEA.

  7. till (unregistered) on June 24th, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

    What’s up with the cowberry? I just had this the other week in Berlin. ;-) It was not bad at all.

  8. kabuki (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    forget schnitzel with rice – way too dry!
    potato salad is the perfect match.

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