Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Meaty Affair @ Zum Franziskaner, Munich, Germany

German meals can be a pretty meaty affair and standard German fare includes a huge portion of meat, some humungous potatoes and a side of shredded kraut/vegetables. We recently visited Zum Franziskaner in Munich and we definitely did not leave disappointed!



The restaurant has a casual, beer garden/brewery-like layout, so if the crowd gets going you might find yourself seated with a few strangers on a long table. Food here is on the slightly expensive side but well worth it and service is prompt and friendly.





Time dwells, rushes, divides and heals (Yes that's what is written on the wall but it just sounds better in German because it rhymes)

The emblems of various regions in Germany including Oberpfalz, Schwaben, Oberfranken, Unterfranken, Regensburg, and so on and so forth

The customary cup of beer if you are in Munich. This was the light version called Russn, comprising of Weißbier and Lemonade (€4,80 for 0,5L)

Schwammerlsuppe to start (€5,90)

Rich and creamy mushroom soup with meaty bites of three different types of mushroom

Spanferkel in Malzbier gebraten (€23,10) A total whopper of a pork dish! It is roast suckling pig served with Kartoffelknödel (potato dumplings) and Speckkrautsalat (cabbage salad). There is a "smaller portion" version of the dish available, but we were feeling peckish on the day. 



A tiny plate of shredded cabbage to remind you that it's not all bad for your waistline. (But you are quickly brought down back to earth by the sprinkling of bacon bits)


Pouring on the sauce

Sinful but absolutely delicious

Crispy skin and pork served the no-frills Bavarian way


Different mustards for different dishes such as Leberkäs (German meat loaf) and Weißwürst (Bavarian veal sausage)


The hallway

No prizes for guessing where the beer is produced

Outside the restaurant

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...


Opening times: Daily from 9.00am to 12.00am

Location: Zum Franziskaner, Residenzstraße 9, 80333 München, Germany

Tel: 089 / 23 18 12 0

Website: http://www.zum-franziskaner.de

*This is a guest post by The Unc.

19 comments:

  1. it is mouth-watering!
    I love the pork and the mushroom soup, the pork looks very crispy

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    1. Yeah I myself would love to try both too!

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  2. Oooooo....German! I like!!! And where are the sausages, the pork knuckles and all? I would want to have it all! Hey!!! Who's that headless guy? Why no face one? Poor thing...got beheaded. Muahahahahahaha!!!!

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    1. Got sausages in a different post from a different restaurant, this place is famous for its roast suckling pig.

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  3. germany, the country of carnivores! :D the suckling pig looks sooooooooooooo sensational! =)

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    1. Yeah, kinda different from Malaysia's version as well right?

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  4. the place looks great and the food too

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    1. Love the rustic looking decor in restaurants in Germany.

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  5. oh my....drooling at the roast pork!!! would love to visit Germany one day though my other half have been there several times already but without me... ;)

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    1. Awwwww! Make sure he brings you along next time! Must visit Munich, beautiful place.

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  6. Beer with lemonade in it sound interesting, I think I'll like it since I don't like the "bitterness" of the beer :P

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    1. Yeah, it's much lighter... but more expensive than beer haha!

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  7. Ooooh the skin looks so crispy delicious! I wish I'm back in Europe right now, I really miss the place!

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    1. Same here.... miss travelling all over Europe!

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  8. A place with different mustards for different dishes sounds like my heaven! And a bowl of that mushroom soup please...any chance I can have Germany without the weather?

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    1. Haha the weather is not so bad! I really love snow and the cold so the weather is ideal for me!

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  9. Hi Baby Sumo, beautiful pictures and all the food look so scrumptious and delectable. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  10. Hi Yen,
    Oh! The place look lovely. I am drooling looking at the food. Especially the suckling pig:p
    I love cold weather too :)
    mui

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