The best schnitzel in Vienna is found at the Figlmüller restaurant, which is also the most famous in town. It is located near the Stephansplatz, or Stefan Square. On the menu you will find 9 dishes, but almost all of the customers here order the famous schnitzel, which sells more than 180,000 servings a year.
By the way, note that this is not the standard Viennese schnitzel, because real Viennese schnitzel is made from veal meat and the schnitzel at Figlmüller is made of pork.
At Figlmüller , each individual schnitzel receives the royal treatment. After cutting the meat, it is then flattened with a hammer to make it very thin and as wide as much as possible. You then dip the schnitzel in flour and then salt it, dip in an egg and milk batter, a coat bread crumbs and fry in 3 different pans, each with a different flavors, and this is how it receives its unique Figlmüller flavor..
But it is not only the taste that’s great here, but also the size. The Figlmüller schnitzel has been documented in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. When prepared, the schnitzel is served to the diner, with a slice of lemon and a small salad served with it, sitting on a separate plate. The reason? - The schnitzel itself covers the entire plate and literally over the edges. Better and bigger here, is really bigger and better...
The roots were based on chicken breasts, the Arabs took the dish and brought it to Europe with the conquest of Spain by the Moors, a Muslin people of North Africa. The Spaniards called it "Stac a la Sevilla". The Italians copied it from there, and from there the recipe was transferred to Vienna and renamed "Viennese Schnitzel" by the cook of a general named Radetzki. In Vienna the meat used change to veal meat, and Figlmüller , like many restaurants and cooks, made it of pork.
The Jews who immigrated from Austria to Israel returned the schnitzel to the original roots of chicken meat, and today the schnitzel is one most loved foods in Israel.