Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Espresso and Matcha's Foodie Odyessy - Melbourne Day 4 Breakfast : Queen Victoria Markets

For Day 4 of my Foodie Odyessy, we decided for breakfast to pay homage to one of Melbourne's icons - the Queen Victoria Markets. Being relatively close to where we stayed we opted to take the opportunity to explore Melbourne by foot, and walked there for breakfast. We noted that there were a lot of other people, and thankful that it was indoors as it was quite rainy that day. 

Our first stop for the morning was the Bratwurst Shop, which was both highly popular and also very crowded. There was a large range of sausages available, along with sandwiches, pastries and drinks such as coffee. We were really attracted to the smell of the sausages on the grill, roasting away. And so we lined up and ordered. 

There were a large range of condiments and additions, such as onions, cheese sauerkraut and pickles.

Opting to have here, meant carrying the hotdog and coffee whilst in hunt for a table, which was very difficult to find.

I had the Weisswurst with mustard and cheese. Weisswursts are traditionally made of minced veal and pork, mixed with parseley, lemons and mint. Apparently there is a rule that as you eat them freshly made, they shouldn't be eaten after lunch due to its perishable nature, thus I had it for breakfast. The sausage had a far finer texture compared to other ones I've tasted, and it was grilled to have a crispy outside and the filling was quite soft. The cheese was coarsely grated, and the heat as insufficient to melt the cheese, and the mustard added quite a lot of zing to the hotdog. The bun was quite a letdown though, tasting akin to the supermarket varieties.

I also ordered a cappuccino, which was pretty standard fare, but nothing special. 

My companion, who was not feeling too well that morning, opted for soup that morning, which he sourced from Ladle and Tong, next door from the Bratwurst Shop. From their range of soups he opted for the chicken and mushroom soup, which was quite thick. He said it reminded him of quite a homey soup that one would make at home. He also found it to be slightly salty, but the aftertaste was quite delicious, which was quite comforting start to the morning.

Bratwurst Shop & Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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