October 2002.Vol 1 No. 1
223, Chung Hsueh Road. Tainan City
Hours: 10:30 am -2:30 pm; 5:30 pm -10:30 pm
Price: NT$330 (Sausage Set); NT$280 (Sausage only); Lunch
(NT$230-eat in; NT$130-take out); Dinners range from NT$330
to NT$890 depending on entree. RSVP recommended, especially
for pork knuckle. Andy also caters off-site parties that include
party tents, utensils, food and entertainment.
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW
VISITOR RATINGS & REVIEWS
By Edith Szerdahelyi and Karen Schmitt
Translated by Wendy Tzeng
Kux, who opened his "party corner" in August 2000, is
the ideal host to restaurant drop-ins or catered affairs. He's genuinely
warm and casual, and greets customers as if old friends. We happened
by one afternoon before the place had opened, attracted by the aroma
of pork knuckle roasting on the rotisserie and dark rye bread piping
hot from the oven. We stayed on to satisfy our hunger and learn
more about German and Austrian cuisine, specialty of the house.
Andy, native of Austria and a butcher and baker
by trade, explained, "The real secret of good food is keeping
things simple - all natural. I never use MSG. I prefer Canadian
beef because it's tender and contains less fat. But, Taiwan's pork
and poultry can't be beat for taste. Slow cooking is essential,
especially for cuts that tend to be tough, like pig's knuckle. Incidentally,
tendon meats are better for you."
"When it comes to bread, flour, water, salt,
yeast and a bit of 'elbow grease' are all that's needed. The crust
is critical - it acts to preserve the loaf for long lasting freshness."
Andy's breads are so popular they've been added to the list of take-outs.
the menu was easy," Andy added. "I only serve what
I would eat back home." Home is where the heart is, and
for Andy that's Vienna where dishes combine distinctive flavors
of the region and mealtimes always include hearty portions of
meat, potatoes, soup, pickled vegetables and fresh bread slathered
with real butter. It's all here at the "party corner"
along with other authentic dishes: "white" sausages
(made of un-smoked butt and shoulder meats), "red"
sausages (smoked meat), schnitzel, cordon bleu and spiced chicken.
With Oktoberfest around the corner, a trip to Andy's
is a MUST! Bitburger Premium Pilsner, Boddingtons Honey Ale and
Erdingers is sold by the bottle (NT$100-130); Warsteiner is on draft
(NT$100+). Party drums of Bitburger are available for a catered
bash at NT$1,300.