My last meal in Vienna was at Gmoakeller, a local restaurant serving Viennese cuisine. I had beef kidney for the first time in my life, and the experience was unforgettable.
- [Dinner] KLYO
- Walking Around Downtown Vienna
- [Snack] Café Prückel
- Belvedere Palace
- [Dinner] Figlmüller Bäckerstraße
- Museum of Natural History Vienna
- [Dinner] Gmoakeller (This Post)
- [Hotel] Aparthotel Adagio Vienna City
I ordered an iced coffee as my drink to start, which was a big mistake. I didn’t want any alcoholic drinks that evening. I saw ice coffee was available on the menu, so I ordered it when the server asked. I didn’t know it was actually a dessert! I felt so embarrassed.
Before my main course, I got a bowl of beef soup. The boiled beef I had the previous day was so good, and I wanted to have again. This time, it was two pieces of meatloaf in broth. It was also very delicous.
My main dish was calf’s kidney. This restaurant serves a lot of calf’s organs, including liver and kidney. They even have calf’s brains! My friend had calf’s liver when we were at Figlmüller Bäckerstraße, and he said it was fine. I kind of wanted to try myself after this. When many restaurants serve calf’s organs, they can’t be bad, right?
It turned out to be the worst food I had in my entire trip. The smell of the kidney was very strong and bad, and the sauce didn’t make the dish more tasty. I didn’t want to waste it, so I helf my breath and finish the entire dish. I didn’t expect the taste would be like this because chicken hearts, chicken livers, pig’s livers, and homeycome tripes are all delicious.
This experience with calf’s kidney was horrible. I was too optimistic about the taste and too confident with myself. Gmoakeller is a decent Viennese restaurant, but think twice before you order a dish with calf’s organs!
Address: Am Heumarkt 25, 1030 Wien, Austria
Info: Website (in German)