Wednesday, August 16, 2006

World Cup Meals

I don't want to let on where exactly I had this meal, because it would give away a post I am planning. This is however a Bavarian meal, and the potatoes, the fish, the mushrooms in the salad and the appel strudel were marvellous.

Grilled Fish with potatoes - I don't even remember which fish this was, but it was perfect. The potatoes were beautiful, fresh and cooked perfectly and that little pile of grated radish was absolutely fresh and complimented the fish and potatoes very well.

This salad is composed of lettuce, other salad greens, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, boiled eggs, grated radish and herbs.
Wheat beer. Yummy! Cold and refreshing and just what I needed after a trek uphill.

Appel strudel and vanilla icecream.
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Simple hearty meals and a lovely, sunny day. Bliss!



At 3:42 AM, Blogger Arthur Quiller Couch said...

You can get most of that here in Bombay.

At 4:15 AM, Blogger thalassa_mikra said...

I disagree. Tell me where in Bombay you can get even half-decent weissbier? Though the rest of the meal may be reasonably simulated.

To be honest though, your meal is hardly representative of Bavarian food.Salads and fish rarely figure in Bavarian cuisine, most of it is very meat, potato and noodles oriented. What are common are different wursts, schweinebraten, kaes-spatzle, knodel, etc.

Only the weissbier and the apfelstrudel are traditional.

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

AQC - No you don't. You may get a generic salad, grilled fish and potatoes, but you DON'T get food like this in Bombay. I've eaten everywhere in Bombay and you don't get food like this in Bombay.

Thalassa, meat and potatoes are the mainstay of Bavaria true, but that does not mean they don't eat fish at all. This place was established in the late 1800s and the fish was recommended as the local popular fish dish. I should have probably mentioned the exact name of the village but I don't want to right now, and I probably used Bavaria loosely because the village is very much a part of Bavaria. I didn't want to eat meat at that meal (the reason being another huge meat-based meal eaten the night before) but my food was pretty much local.

Not to nitpick but I know atleast 2 very, very famous Bavarian restaurants that serve plenty of fish apart of course from meat, potatoes and noodles.

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

Also, if I remember correctly fish schnitzel is very much a Bavarian speciality.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Arun said...

Okay, go at it again: You can get most of that in Bangalore! Kidding :).

The pix are smack, especially the grilled fish. Reminds me of the grilled seabass with olive oil, shelling beans, artichoke salad, aioli and roasted peppers that sometimes haunt my dreams (this is what dreams are reduced to at my age!).


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