With Deutsches Haus closed off to the public, there really isn’t a German restaurant in Vancouver until I came across this place. As Sheepie and I took photos of the restaurant from the entrance, he said that it really smells like a German restaurant.
A low-key, relaxing restaurant with German decor. The server wasn’t all that friendly, though I guess it was alright service.
We both ordered the Jäger Snitzel $15 and soda pop $2.50. The dish includes 2 sides. I ordered red cabbages and potato salads. (potato pancakes are extra $2 and sausages are $3). Just a little note about the price. On the website, it says the dish is for $18, while on the menu it’s $16, but our receipt says $15.
Jäger Snitzel $15
Sheepie requested the Snitzel to be unbreaded, while I kept it the way they regularly serve as breaded. The Snitzel was quite thick, and quite chewy, not flattened and thin like they are in Germany. The cold potato salad was very good. Sheepie had gravy with his Snitzel, but there wasn’t much sauce. He complained that the Snitzel should be drowning in sauce. I also recall seeing that Snitzel dishes in Germany were as he described. However, the portion was quite large and we were quite stuffed after the dish.
Overall, I thought the dinner was pretty good. From Sheepie’s point of view, it may not be even be a ‘good’ German restaurant, however if we wanted some German once in a while, we would have Katzenjammer to go to now.
There are many festivals in Vancouver, but this has to be the first one where the ticket is a whopping $15 just to get in. Most of the booths are ones that you’d likely see elsewhere selling crafts and food related to the theme. There was a main stage where performers entertained the visitors. Many of the countries booth were with some pamphlets and it wasn’t really experiencing the countries but felt more like a trades show.
I ordered Bratwurst and pop $10 which was very good but otherwise, it wasn’t worth the $15 admission fee. Being in Europe in 2008, 2013, and again this summer, you don’t sense the real authentic European culture at the fest. I would say that the Powell St Festival for the Japanese community portrays a much better scope of the festival – and it’s free. Still, it was good to check out the Euro festival with friends, but I don’t think I will be returning.
Model of Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany which Disney’s castle was based on. I’m really hoping I get to see the real one when I go to Germany next month!! Native stage
It was a nice warm day during a winter season, and we were out for a walk. Sheepie and I wanted to grab a bite, and happen to walk by a sandwich board (yes! again! they DO work! lol) advertising their German sausages. So we thought we’d try it out. It’s a very small deli-cafe shop. There is some tables and chairs and seats by the counter against the window.
We ordered the German sausage $7. We were a bit tight on time, so waiting for the food to come out seemed to take forever. So if you’re in hurry, this isn’t the McDonald’s ready in under 75 second rule.
It came in between a bun with sauerkraut on the side. Sheepie was not happy with the sauerkraut being cold, but I didn’t mind. I ate them cold when I usually by them at supermarkets…lol…so it didn’t bother me at all. The sausage was good and filling, though $7 seemed a bit overpriced. But then again, Japadogs are also priced the same…which I also think is overpriced and overrated.
Service was good, and the guy making it in the back did come out and ask us if it was alright.
They have a lot of European goods, so if you’re on the hunt for those kind of items, this might be the shop to check out.