Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Carlisle Castle, Newtown

The Carlisle Castle, Newtown, Sydney
Date: 29th November 2011
Price: dunno (over $15, that's all i know)
Type: veal
With: mash and some sort of sauce

All the times I've been to, and eaten at the Carlisle, and I've never had a schnitzel. Crazy! This time again it was not i that got to eat this specimen. I must say it looked pretty good (and by all reports, tasted pretty good too). It was an actual piece of meat, beaten flat and crumbed! Not frozen and re-fried! Amazing.
I'm not sure if it usually comes with veggies as well as mash (it was being eaten by a veggiephobe), but something green might have made it a pretty excellent meal indeed.
Note: the Carlisle does a mean chicken burger as well.

The Tudor Hall, Redfern

Tudor Hall, Redfern, Sydney
Date: 29th November 2011
Price: $10
Type: chicken
With: chips and salad

This specimen came with quite the comprehensive review: 10 dollars. With multicrumb though not crummy. Was good :D

There was also a side note stating that the clientele of the Tudor Hall was not as desirable as the schnitzel.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow, NSW

Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow, NSW
Date: 29th October 2011
Price: $18.90
Type: chicken
With: mushroom sauce and vegetables

So I'm fairly impressed with the quality of food at my mum's new local pub (i couldn't say the same for the clientele - i don't know if it had anything to do with the Def Leppard concert up the street on the same evening). Although a bit pricey, this was quite a tasty schnitzel indeed. Not huge (it was one of the standard "heart-shaped" models) and some mashed potato would have been nice as well, but vegetables were fine and have less of a bogan flavour. I'd go back.

Hobgoblin, Shibuya

Hobgoblin Pub, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date: 22nd October 2011
Type: chicken
Price: 1400 yen
With: chips and salad

I'm not overly surprised that this wasn't the best schnitzel I've ever had. I just feel sad for all those Japanese people missing out on the good stuff. There was nothing wrong with the ingredients. The problem was that that the piece of chicken was so very very dry. Not even the parmigiana topping helped reduce the dryness. The chips and salad weren't too shabby though.

I do feel bad for eating in an English pub in Tokyo, with so many excellent eating venues close by.... but it's in the past now. Let's forget the whole thing.