Since leaving Germany, my friend has been searching “real” German food in Sydney. This time he wanted to try Munich Brauhaus, an experiment to which he invited me. Conveniently located on the Rocks, this German bier haus is perpetually busy serving big meals and bier.
I decided to order a regular schnitzel as a test of quality. The Jägerschnitzel was, at its core, a schnitzel topped with mushroom gravy. I have to say, considering the price point for such a simple dish, I was left a bit underwhelmed. The icing on the cake was that fries, or a rösti which is usually included with “real” German food, was excluded from this price and cost $2 extra! All for less than a potato’s worth.
The schnitzel itself was pretty boring and I found it to be sorely underseasoned. Would it kill them to put some herbs or spices into the breading? I did appreciate the thought of offering me a slice of lemon to squeeze over the half a handful of broccoli they so generously served me and the small serving of tomato sauce for my equally small serving of chips.
I can’t say I was satisfied by that schnitzel nor can I attest to the authenticity of it but I certainly can say I’ve had better elsewhere.