I kept seeing Fritattensuppe on menus around Austria. I had no idea what it was until I dined at Europa Stuberl in the Grand Hotel Europa this evening. The menu read, “Beef broth with pancake stripes.” That in no way sounded appealing to me but as a local dish I thought I’d give it a try. Besides, it’s just a soup so if it was disgusting, I wasn’t wasting my entire meal.
The bowl arrived and the pancakes were thin strips that looked more like rolled up crepes. I smelled it first but I could only smell the broth. I put as much of the pancake on my spoon as I could fit and took a huge bite. It was delicious! The pancake had absorbed a lot of the broth and it was full of flavor. I would have been happy ordering a second bowl and having it as my main dish, but I had already ordered something else.
I’m constantly expecting Athena to try new foods and this was the perfect example of why. You never know if you’ll like something unless you give it a try for yourself. Who would have thought to put pancakes in soup? If you’re visiting Austria, try the fritattensuppe. Have you had it before?
What’s the weirdest dish you’ve tried in another country?