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Gerald Zhang-Schmidt
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New run report from Kirchdorf's Über-Drüber-Marathon. Full post: http://wp.me/p3TIIZ-1vH
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  • zhangschmidt.com
    2008 - 2011
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Parndorf
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Beijing - Riga - Indianapolis - Xiangtan
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  • University of Vienna
    Cultural Anthropology, 1996 - 2002
  • University of Vienna
    Cultural Anthropology, Ph.D, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Vienna
    Ecology, Ph.D, 2002 - 2004
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Spent only a short night (before the Hochkönigman trail race) here, but found everything fine. Clean, towels and toiletries, everything in order
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
If you are looking for a place that is fancy, this isn't it, but if you have a hampering for an escape to Japan, here you go. The furniture isn't the newest anymore, the atmosphere is thus something like that of a run-down shop, but the NihonBashi is just about as Japanese, staff and cooks and all, as one can find in Vienna since the Tenmaya closed. There is a special lunch menu (or actually, select menu at cheaper prices for lunch) and a selection ranging from affordable Udon or Ramen soups to sushi and sashimi. It is all not the highest class, but a distinct step up from the "Asian" places that don't know what they're doing and have menus and personnel whose main requirement seems to be that they look foreign enough. Here, if you want to practice Japanese, it would be no problem at all. Also, if you're into Japanese spirits, first and foremost sake, of course, the selection of those is far-ranging and the restaurant staff (and head) will gladly help you discover new things and expand your knowledge. My wife and I are regulars...
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Gelateria del Teatro still doesn't use the old-style Italian pozzetti to store its ice cream that I'm rather fond of, but they still make some of the best ice cream I know, in both conventional and somewhat less usual flavors: Several kinds of chocolate gelato, for example, including an "arrabiata" version with chile pepper; tiramisu, various fruits - and then flavors like pineapple mint, mint stracciatella in which you can taste they use spearmind, sage and raspberry (salvia e lampone), honey-lemon-rosemary, and many more. A little while ago, they moved their entrance to the front of the street and made their production visible in front as well, and they started also selling some pastries. Those aren't to call home for or return every day (unlike the ice cream), but they are good as well. When things get busy, as they usually do, don't forget to take a number from the machine at the entrance (many people forget and take longer) or try the second location they opened in Lungotevere, a bit south along the Tiber (and usually less busy, it seems).
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
One of the best selections in Austria including a bit of work with Slow Food Vienna, in-house café and snacks, yet participates in the discount programs of the normal Merkur markets. Just know that the cashiers can get very busy and the lines rather long at certain times. Talking of times: some of the most generous (evening) opening hours in Vienna.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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Growing season is best, of course, and events are particularly interesting for seeing the diversity of heirloom plant varieties. Shopping and educational opportunities. Disclaimer: I help them with chile pepper plant sales in spring and contribute to the chile pepper festival there in September
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Cafe Caspar replaced a student cafeteria, is still very popular with students, who it also caters to - and for good reason. Lunch for 5.50 (to 7.50) is a good price for the quality one gets. They had to switch around what they offer and have now ended on 4 different options per week for lunch. Quality differs a bit but is generally good to great (Asian food is not necessarily a strength, vegetarian tends to be with cheese, and too much of that, but curries and Austrian food is good to great). Atmosphere is, well, eclectic and student-focused. Lunch rush gets mighty busy but things tend to work out of one just brings a little time and flexibility. Very nice for just sitting and relaxing, chatting with a coffee or a Fritz-Cola or Fentiman's drink :-)
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Much talked about, nice place, but the food doesn't live up to the hype, unfortunately. Tried two of their ramen bowls, spicy Karma Dragon and classical Tokyo Ramen. Presentation of the Tokyo (chashu) ramen is good, taste overall okay, but not exciting. Rather too much spring onion, too much soy sauce in the egg, too little flavor overall. Karma Dragon nice in spice, but the egg also soy-saucy, the snap peas raw, the lotus root a bit too soft, the Padrón pepper not fried enough (and why does Japanese ramen get a Spanish pepper rather than a Japanese shishitou, at least?). Appetizer: a few pieces of onion and cherry tomato. €9.90 for appetizer + ramen. Sorry, but had better in Japanese ramen chain restaurants in China.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago