Mumma’s Schnitzel

Oh Mumma! All summer I’ve been wanting to go to Street Feast and, cutting it fine, I went this past weekend for their final event. Set at Dalston Yard, it was an awesome scene,  with fire pits all around, keeping people warm on such a grey day.

I saw some familiar places that I’d tried before; The Rib Man, Baba G’s, You Doughnut being a few. But this time, I had come for one main reason.

Mumma’s Schnitzel.

I’ve heard about it, read the menu, tried my best to attend other events, but somehow always missed the opportunity. I’d tweeted them a few times and with such a lovely response, direct from Mumma’s, I just knew they couldn’t be making anything less than good food.

I marched straight over and introduced myself as laymytable and with such a warm welcome, I was even more excited to try their burger. And what a whopper it was!
Chicken schnitzel, lettuce, vine tomato, Mumma’s mayo (pure genius), sweet chilli, an added extra of avocado, served in a toasted brioche bun. Does it get any better?

mumma's menuI was given a huge serving, could barely get my mouth round it (but I did) and in that first bite I knew it was something special. They’ve really honed in on the tastes and it’s exceptional.

The mayo is not as thick as most, which is refreshing, as its lighter, smooth and a little runny. It complements the chicken a whole lot better than if it had been thicker. It would have become dry if it had been. The mayo has a twinge of lemon, which of course is perfect as you’d normally squeeze a bit on schnitzel if you were serving it sans bun. It’s definitely the key ingredient. The sweet chilli was a very clever move, it adds just the right kind of sweet spice to the mix and again complements the dish incredibly.
The chicken itself was soft and tender in perfect, crispy breadcrumbs, that had been seasoned just right. They weren’t too salty or too bland, which is so often the case.
I grew up eating schnitzel pretty much every Sunday as my mum is Viennese. There weren’t roasts in our household very often and so this, to me, is such an iconic dish and seeing it made into a burger made me all the more intrigued.

schnitzel burgerThey had chosen the bun perfectly. Brioche is such a wonderful choice as it was soft enough to mould itself around the crunchy chicken and, without getting soggy, it absorbed enough of the sauces. The avocado – well that was just the cherry on top. Ripe and nutty, the perfect treat in this already beautiful burger.

schnitzel bite burgerThis is the best street food I’ve had and it’s also run by a really wonderful  couple, refreshingly kind and honest too.
Thank you for making my day!

From 7th October Mumma’s Schnitzel will be trading full-time in Manchester at Spinningfields. Catch them there and tuck into one of these beauties.

Rate:  5

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7 Responses to Mumma’s Schnitzel

  1. JB December 30, 2013 at 19:41 #

    I love your blog!! Please can you review more Manchester restaurants!

    • laymytable December 30, 2013 at 20:39 #

      Thank you so much! Believe me I’m on it! I have a Mancunian boyfriend so definitely need to take a trip there soon…I already have a list of places I want to go to. Watch this space…

      • James January 3, 2014 at 17:29 #

        Thank you! any on the list that you could share?

        • laymytable January 3, 2014 at 17:30 #

          At the moment I’m looking into neighbourhood restaurant…

  2. kapitalpictures September 21, 2013 at 02:21 #

    Question is, was Mumma’s as good as your mumma’s? ;)

    • laymytable September 21, 2013 at 10:30 #

      Mum’s is always the best! But Mumma’s was pretty amazing!

      • kapitalpictures September 22, 2013 at 01:40 #

        Good answer! Wish I could have tried it out, will it be around in Nov/Dec?

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