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German Market Lunchroulette

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20/Dec/2019

This year at the German Market, I decided to try a few new things, so instead of just choosing at random, I picked something new or different.

Potato pancakes with apple sauce
There were a couple of places selling potato pancakes. The first one I went to was serving 'plain' pancakes with either icing sugar or apple sauce.

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Potato pancakes with salmon
A few days later I went to a different stall and had savoury potato pancakes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche.

Roast pork bap
Roast pork bap

Schnitzel and chips
Schnitzel and chips



More Victoria Square Lunchroulette

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18/Oct/2017

The food market was back in Victoria Square so I went again to see what was available. There was a new Turkish Food stall which I hadn't seen before so I decided to get my food from there and used the random number app to choose off their menu. I had a spicy chicken wrap which was well filled and tasty.

Turkish Wrap



Lunchroulette Update

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19/Jul/2017

A few weeks ago I went to the food market in Victoria Square and randomly chose which stall to get my lunch from. I ended up at the vegan burger one. I thought I'd try the pulled-pork style Jackfruit Burger. The 'cheese' was a bit strange but the burger itself was ok.

Vegan Burger

I did the same thing today but the first roll of the virtual dice selected the coffee van so I tried again and ended up with a tray of filled dumplings. They were nice but the best part of the meal was the crunchy chilli sauce which had crushed nuts in it.

Filled Dumplings



Lunchroulette: Chicken and Ribs

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26/May/2017

I have done a few more Lunchroulette dinners this year which I didn't blog about at the time. In approximately chronological order, they are:

Chicken Fillet Sandwich Meal

The randomly chosen meal type was Burger and I rolled a 10 on the computer generated dice. I picked a route at random and walked towards the city centre, counting the burger places along the way. I ended up at Love Chicken on the High Street. I chose a chicken fillet sandwich meal (I can't remember the exact name for it but it was slightly spicy chicken fillets in a bun).

Chicken Fillet

Rib Platter

This was a pub lunch with some collegues from work. I used the random number generator to pick a panel from the menu then an item from the panel. I ended up with the full rack of ribs. Good but huge.

Rib Platter

Chicken and Chips

I regularly walk past Big John's take-away but this was the first time I had gone inside. It was nice to get proper chippy style chips instead of the thin french fries which most take-aways do. Two pieces of chicken and a box of chips turned out to be a lot more food than I expected.

Chicken and Chips



Lunchroulette at the German Market again

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20/Dec/2016

I went back to the German Market again and picked a random stall to buy my lunch. This time it was one of the Pretzel stalls. The salami pretzel sounded good so I bought one of those.

Salami Pretzel

The pretzel was pretty much what you expect: soft, chewy and very salty on top. I had change left so I thought I would try a dessert next. The choice of desserts was reasonably wide and included pancakes, sweets, cakes, marshmallows or chocolate coated fruit kebabs. The dice took me to a marshmallow stand.

Marshmallows

I chose an orange and a gingerbread one. The marshmallow is softer and stickier than the sort you get in bags, and sits on a small waffle or wafer-like disc.



Sausageroulette

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09/Dec/2016

The German Market is in full swing in Birmingham and I am still using the random number app to choose my lunch.

Chicken Schnitzel

The dice took me to a schnitzel stand which offered a choice of different meats. I let the dice decide and came away with a chicken schnitzel. I also got some chips to go with it.

Chicken Schnitzel

I had asked for the mushroom sauce and I think they gave me the curry sauce but it was still good, and went well with the schnitzel.

Half metre sausage

The choice was a bit easier this time. The dice chose the half-metre bratwurst stand so I didn't have any extra choices to make. I didn't let the dice choose my condiments, I added half ketchup and half mustard.

Half-metre sausage

The sausage was fine but the bread was a bit chewy. Although it looks a lot of food, I still felt hungry afterwards.



Lunchroulette at the German Market

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22/Nov/2016

The German Christmas Market returned to Birmingham last week. We popped out for an inaugural pint or two when it opened but this week I decided to get some food. Instead of using the Wheeldecide website, I used a random number generator app on my phone to choose which of the many food outlets to choose.

I found myself in front of a chalet-style take-away which had a range of different menu items all based around burgers, potatoes and mushrooms. Instead of letting the dice choose how much I ate, I went for the full menu since I didn't want to end up hungry.

Burgers, mushrooms and potatoes

The garlic sauce was a bit too strong but the meal itself was good, as was the wheat beer.



Lunchroulette

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13/Oct/2016

A few weeks ago I decided to try somewhere different for lunch. I found a website called wheeldecide.com which can randomly choose from nearby restaurants or take-aways. I decided to use it to choose where to go for lunch.

Week 1: Full Stop Sandwich

This place was a bit of a walk. I didn't know where 'New Town Row' was and had to look it up on a map. When I got there it was almost empty but while I was paying for my sandwich it started to fill up. I chose their 'sandwich of the day' which was pork and stuffing. It came with a very thick gravy and a few pieces of crackling.

Week 2: Tuckers

I walk past this place, in the Minories, fairly regularly. It does sandwiches and hot food. I decided to try the all day breakfast for £5 which had bacon, egg, sausage, black pudding, beans, toast, hash brown and tomatoes. It also came with a cup of tea. It was good value and very filling.

Week 3: Wasabi

I needed to walk to the shops to pick up something I had ordered from PC World so I put the postcode for the High Street into Wheeldecide. It kept coming up with places in the Palisades, which is closed for refurbishment, so I decided to go to Wasabi, in New Street Station, instead.

I had been wanting to go there since it opened. I chose one of their salmon sushi boxes, which came with a couple of spicy chicken skewers.

Sushi

They have a wide range of sushi and bento boxes, with rice and noodles. I'll have to revisit to try something else.