Into the Doorway of Food, where it's all about Eating...

Let's start the journey into my world of food...

Different tastebuds with different tongues; you're the eater and you're the judge...
What I share here is simply the passion towards food and drinks.

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Stopping by the Mizse Motel Restaurant

We've decided to go to Hungary for a short vacation. We're indeed planning to visit the parents that are staying in Hungary and it's an introduction for me to the parents' 2nd house in Europe. We've been driving for long hours that I've triggered to stop somewhere on the highway once we've entered Hungary, I need to eat my lunch. We've just randomly spotted the Mizse Motel Restaurant.

Hungarian Bread is very dry, porous and chewy. We can't finish the big portion indeed. Attila and I've decided to share the Transylvanian Mixed Grill served on a Wooden Platter. It consists of grilled tenderloin steak, barbecued pork and grilled turkey breast or it's the various meat platter that is served together with mixed salad and fried potatoes. The meat is seasoned only with salt and garlic, it's pure meat without additional marination or garnishing. I'm not so fancy with the plain while on the other hand, Attila has enjoyed the meat to the fullest. Every kind of the meat is cooked to the correct tenderness.

This 1st meal is an experience for me about Hungary yet I've started to worry if I'm going to have such meaty meal for the rest of my holiday...

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Greek Food is just Great... at the Liston

Liston Café, Bar, Restaurant is a newcomer that is located in front of the Galeria Kaufhof by the Neupfarrplatz. I may not have noticed this place if it's not being highly recommended by Attila since his business trip earlier. I've always been so fancy with the Greek food and I've persuaded Attila to bring me here for once.

We've taken the Gyros - Calamari vom Grill that comes with Tsatsiki and Pita Bread. Besides, we've also shared the Souvlaki that is the pork skewers that are served together Tsatsiki, rice, fries and garlic sauce. The Tsatsiki is not watery whereby the texture is just perfect as a dipping sauce. The Gyros is slightly burnt outside to achieve the correct dryness that the layers of meat have the correct texture. The Calamari is somehow slightly too salty. On the other hand, the Souvlaki is very juicy and tender. I love the tomato rice deeply. The taste of the tomato is absorbed completely into every single rice granules. The Chef is making small Pita Bread here. It's tasty but I find that it's slightly too thick.

More positive points than the negative comments, the food is just marvelous. This is really the best Greek meal that I've tasted in Regensburg. During the Summer daytime and with a glass of Prosecco, I've just no complaint to this joyful moment.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Burger is Getting Famous in Regensburg, by Hans im Glück

The burger is getting its trend in Regensburg. Located at the downtown area by Kohlmarkt, Hans im Glück is using plenty of wooden decorations in their design. Our two little girls have always been wondering that why do they make the restaurant to be alike a jungle...

Other than the beef or chicken, vegetarian or vegan burgers are also available on the menu. The idea I like the most is that they're not only offering classic sour dough bun and multi-grain bun, but also the choice of low-carb without bun. Attila has decided for the beef burger of Gorgonzola. The 100% minced beef burger is sandwiched in between of the sour dough bun together with the cherry tomatoes, arugula or rucola salad and being topped with mild Gorgonzola sauce. Attila has enjoyed the tenderness of the beef except I find that the Gorgonzola sauce is slightly too light. I've ordered the pure meat "burger" with chicken breast that comes with 3-pepper sauce, mushrooms and arugula. The even brownish colour at the outer layer of the breast meat makes the meal looks tempting. This has indeed created a very slight crunchiness over the juiciness of the chicken meat. The pepper sauce or the capsicum-made sauce tastes alike yogurt based and it's very appetizing.

At Hans im Glück, the meat or the ingredient is the main character to complete the whole burger. The Chef has not over-seasoned the meat while the sauce is an enhancement to the deliciousness of the burger. I like the various sauces that are available on the table, especially the Glückliche Fritten Sosse that is very fresh and appealing. The Orangen Senf Sosse is somehow very special as well. I'm undecided...

A special cocktail that I've tried during the Summer here is the Sanddorn Mojito. It consists of rum, mint, mango, sanddorn liquor, lime juice and also sparkling water. It's somehow too sweet for me.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A Re-visit that Has Never Been Disappointed... at the L'Osteria

It has always been my favourite Italian restaurant and I've wanted to show it to my loved one for at least once, we've finally made it to the L'Osteria at the Watmarkt, Regensburg.

I've decided to take the Risotto Funghi Giuliacci that is the special-of-the-day. The nose supersedes the mouth that I smell first the nice aroma of the rosemary. The pork meat is very succulent and it tastes superb being marinated with some special herbs and spices. Another specialty is the Pfifferling Fungus that has a strong taste yet it matches the meat and the rice completely. The risotto is indeed exceeding my acceptance level of saltiness but I just can't resist the temptation that I've finished the whole plate of rice in full satisfaction.
(Source from Wikipedia for Pfifferling: Chanterelle)

Attila has taken a Salami Pizza. The thin pizza is delicious except that the edge of the dough is slightly too dry.

Ending our meal with a Tiramisu, the Mascarpone Cream is too liquid that this dessert looks and tastes very soggy. Anyway, the taste of the Tiramisu is actually quite authentic or "correct".

Da Tino at the Alstadt Hotel Arch

The girls have always been promoting the Da Tino Italianese Cuisine that is located in front of the Alstadt Hotel Arch by Haidplatz. I've visited Regensburg for a few times yet I've never tried out this restaurant before. I've been wondering that how the food does taste here...

I've decided to try out the Spaghetti Aglio Olio. This is the simplest pasta that contains only chili, garlic and olive oil. The noodle is cooked to the perfect timing that it has the slight "strength" of tenderness. Besides, I've enjoyed the nice aroma and the crunchiness of the slices of sauteed garlic. Commenting from the taste wise, the spaghetti is not salty enough while the chili is barely seen in the Aglio Olio that it gives any taste to the pasta itself. Meantime, it's just too oily for me. I wouldn't say that this is the best Aglio Olio that I've ever tasted or the pasta that I'll fall in love with.

Being highly recommended by the girls, I've decided to warm my stomach with a piece of Tiramisu. Here, this traditional Italian dessert is made differently whereby the finger biscuits are dipped in the coffee instead of the espresso and it doesn't contain any alcohol. The biscuits are then layered in between of the Mascarpone Cream and being topped with cocoa powder. Believe me, this is the most delicious Tiramisu that I've ever eaten in my life. I'm indulged into this masterpiece completely. Yet, I'm wondering if the taste will be greater if the Tiramisu is poured with a little Amaretto Liquor in order to reduce the sweetness slightly.

Da Tino doesn't serve any dessert without the main course. You've to pick an item from the menu despite how much you fall in love only with their dessert.

Enjoying the Breakfast at the Wurm Backery

On the way from Sünching to Regensburg, we've enjoyed our journey through the nice scenery of the big farms and greenish fields. This bakery stands up outstandingly among the village houses at the Geisling. It's called the Wurm Stadtbäcker or the "wormy city baker". We've decided to stop by for a breakfast before continuing our drive into the town.

Attila has taken the Salami Baguette and a Pretzel while I've decided to go for the Kornspitz. The Baguette is filled with thin slices of dried pork sausage, just a nice portion of protein for Attila. Pretzel is the ribbon-shaped bread that is brownish at the outer layer and it's then topped with the salt granules. Kornspitz is a multigrain bread that is hard and you need definitely your strong teeth to chew it thoroughly.
I like the idea that the tea is served together with a hourglass. You can know the exact minutes that the tea bag should stay inside the cup of hot water. Nothing special to be talked about my cup of black coffee, it's quite thin indeed.

They're serving moderate breakfast here. The taste wise and the price range are considered in the normal range. We've indulged into the quietness and peacefulness of the surrounding. I've enjoyed the photo snapping activity around this area, capturing down the photographs of the beautiful flowers that have bloomed during the Summer time.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Leberkäse... I just Can't Resist the Temptation!

Leberkäse is a specialty that can only be found at the Southern of Germany. I can never resist the temptation towards this delicious meat loaf. It's made of the blended beef together with the pork and being seasoned with spices, that is then baked as the bread loaf. The warm Leberkäse is a common snack to-go that can be easily purchased at most of the bakeries or from any food stall that is located inside the grocery market and by the street.

Attila has promised me a delicious Leberkäse that I'll never regret... We've visited the small butchery market that is located in front of the Pension Deutsch or Gasthof Deutsch that is located at the Neutraubling by Regensburg. We've ordered the Leberkäse Semmel that is a meat loaf bun. According to Attila, the meat loaf is handmade by the butchery master here whereby I find that the Leberkäse is very special with the plenty of holes and circular lines. The Leberkäse is very tender and juicy while the senf has added a slight spiciness to enhance the deliciousness of this sliced meat loaf. I'm completely indulged into the tastiness of the Leberkäse that I wish to have another slice of meat loaf only with senf.

I'm yet to find a delicious Leberkäse in Penang. This is the reason that I've always wanted to try a piece of Leberkäse, at least for once whenever I'm in Germany. 

Monday, 3 August 2015

It Looks Alike a Big Warehouse... the Macallum

Gathering night with the girls, we've decided to try out the Macallum that is located at the Gat Lebuh Macallum. We've almost missed out the entrance that we've to make a big U-turn due to the one-way road because the Macallum looks indeed alike a big warehouse.

This is a self-service cafe and restaurant that you've to place your orders at the counter that is located at the center of this big house. I've tried out the Hot Long Black Coffee here. I dislike their own roasted coffee beans as the coffee tastes too sour. Phui Yee dislikes her cup of Cappuccino neither whereby the foamy milk is not able to cover up the strong sourness of the coffee.

We've decided to take the Smoked Duck Salad with Zesty Dressing as the starter. Every thinly sliced duck meat is very tender and it goes well with the fresh greens that have been topped with the honey lemon sauce. The sweetness of the honey has balanced up the sourness of the lemon whereby the taste is just nice especially for anyone that dislikes sourness yet is looking for a refreshing sauce. It's just slightly too dry that we've asked for more dressing indeed.

We've also decided to share 4 dishes that range from the Aglio e Olio with the Pork Bacon, the Macallum's Coffee Spaghetti, the Classic Grilled Chicken to the Smoked Duck Breast. The Aglio e Olio Spaghetti that has been sauteed with the garlic and the dried chili is delicious except the caper whereby I find that its taste is not suitable for the pasta. The coffee spaghetti is not only smells good but it's also tasty despite the slight bitterness of the caffeine. The creaminess has reduced slightly the strong taste of the coffee that I'm not really aware that this is actually a combination of pasta with the coffee yet I'm amazed completely by this dish. The sauce goes well with the chorizo or the pork sausage but the minced meat is slightly too hard. The chicken breast meat is slightly burnt that it has a crusty outer layer. The meat has been seasoned with sufficient saltiness that it matches either the passion fruit or the avocado spread. Everything is just perfect in this plate except the dry and hard toast. Lastly, we've decided for another duck dish that is topped with the red wine sauce. The whole duck breast meat is succulent and it has a nice smoky smell. It's disappointing that the red wine sauce is over sweetened that it doesn't go well with the meat.

Ending the dinner with a bottle of the Kopparberg Cider with Elderflower & Lime. I love it deeply! It's refreshing and this cider is not too sweet as any other brands that I've known of. Elaine has decided to try out their homemade cold brew. The bottle is opened and the nice aroma of the coffee is released; without the sourness that we dislike at the hot coffee except that it tastes too "empty" at the end of the tongue.