The adventures, thoughts, and general scrawlings of a classical pianist

The best cheap meal I’ve had so far

Okay, I’m doing a really horrible job of keeping posts in order. I also haven’t been doing a good job journaling, so I’m probably going to kick myself when I look back on this trip and can’t remember what happened when…

Oh well! Today I had a great day of mall-browsing (I hesitate to call it “shopping” as I looked more than I bought), Ikea-visiting (for the record, the Ikea here was exactly the same as the Ikeas in the US), EATING, and…well…eating.

For dinner my saxophone friend Jodi and I went to a highly recommended kebap place in Salzburg. It was a hole-in-the-wall type place but oh, was the food delicious!

I am embarrassed to admit that I always thought “kebab” was just food stuck on a stick, but Wikipedia and the plethora of kebap places in Austria tell me otherwise. I think kebap is a big thing over here? We went to “Popeye Kebap” which was a few yards (I’m sorry, meters) down from “Sinbad Kebap.” I thought that was hilarious.
I had no idea what to order, so the friendly guys who worked there, as well as a free-spirited-looking customer, helped us out. (“The beef is the best! Get the beef!”)
I ordered by pointing to an empty plate and answering “Yes” to every single question I was asked. Miraculously that actually resulted in me receiving delicious food.

This is beef kebap in a tortilla-looking thing, with lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, chilis, and some kind of sauce. It was delicious. My stomach is twisting with anticipation just looking at these photos, which I know aren’t the best.

I’m sorry for the disgusting mid-bite photo, but can I say that THIS WAS DELICIOUS? Oh gosh. I want to go back and stuff myself.

To top it all off, the meal, drink included, was €5. Considering that a cup of coffee here can run you from €3.50 to €8, I’d say that was one fantastic deal.

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