It’s always good to try something new, something you can’t get at home, when you’re away from home. This is especially so when you’re there for a very limited amount of time. But I’m not one for fine dining. I like casual environments. So for that one lunch that I had time for in Melbourne, D and I chose to eat at Schnitz, a fast food place that serves pan-cooked schnitzels in burgers, wraps, parmas etc. I wasn’t all that hungry, so D and I ended up sharing an Aussie Aussie Aussie burger meal (beef schnitzel, cheddar cheese, rindless bacon, beetroot, egg and BBQ relish).
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of the burger, but it was huge. Easily 10cm in height and 15cm in diameter (and so a great challenge to eat without getting it all over myself) and very tasty. The beef schnitzel was tender and juicy, while the beetroot gave it a sweetness. I’m not used to having egg in burgers (other than in breakfast muffins), but it worked — it gave it a rounded wholesome flavour.
As for the chips, they were diamond cut and so yum! They’re much like the chips at the Snag Stand in Westfield Sydney. With the aioli dip, the crispy chips with fluffy innards really hit the carbs spot!
Schnitz is located at QV Melbourne, 28 Artemis Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.