Winter is coming and everyone is in search of a quick comforting meal. As winter is a time of many layers of clothing and near hibernation, this meal is often of the fried, hearty and decadent sort.
A new exciting schnitzel store.
The newly-opened Schnitz in World Square in Sydney's CBD offers the perfect winter comfort food in their menu of home-style fried chicken schnitzels. Schnitz and their tasty rolls are quickly becoming an exciting and popular lunch destination with many of the office workers nearby.
Expect a long queue at lunch.
I was pleasantly surprised by Schnitz's diverse menu. In the rolls and wraps section they've added many gourmet ingredients that give Grill'D and Burger Project a run for their money.
Schnitz also places special emphasis on their pan-fried schnitzels, which help to reduce cholesterol levels and all around greasiness. Everything is also made to order - so it's all fresh.
The perfect protein and carbohydrate diet - the Hawaii Five-O.
The Hawaii Five-O ($11.90) was basically a great chicken schnitzel burger with tasty cheese, rindless bacon, pineapple and BBQ relish. Make this roll a proper meal by adding a large drink and chips for an extra few dollars.
Interesting names - the Hey Habib.
The Hey Habib ($11.90), as deducted from the name had a distinct Middle Eastern influence and was filled with a good-sized chicken schnitzel, grilled eggplant, grilled peppers, hummus, parsley and topped with a light zesty dressing.
Schnitz's menu also features favourites such as the classic chicken parmigiana. You can also get a beef or fish schnitzel as well if you're after something a little different.
No burger is complete without some chips.
These special diamond-cut chips are amazing.
To go along with my rolls I also ordered some more carbs, this time in the form of Schnitz chips ($3.50). These diamond-cut chips are amazing and deserve a special mention. Schnitz use Tasmanian Russet potatoes for their award-winning chips. These chips are soaked in beer batter, cooked in cholesterol-free vegetable oil and lightly sprinkled with a secret seasoning. I actually enjoyed the chips more the Schnitz roll.
Fresh, tasty and relatively cheap, its no mystery why this Melbourne based franchise is so popular and has expanded so quickly; with over 40 stores in Victoria and New South Wales and more due to open in Queensland and the ACT soon.
Where: Shop 10.29 World Square Shopping Center, 680 George Street, Sydney, 2000.
**Costs: Approximately $15
When: Sunday - Thursday 10am - 9pm. Friday and Saturday 10am - 10pm.
**Good for kids: Yes.
**Take away: Yes.