Try saying that three times fast.
Today I went by the open, then shut (for renovations), then open again Kinski, located on 128 Rivington Street (between Essex and Norfolk).
First thing it says on the menu is knödel=dumpling. Well I say knödel=amazing!
Those Austrians sure love their dumplings, and this authentic spot is no exception. These soft pillowy bread dumplings (Semmelknodel) were covered in a mushroom cream sauce that will be sure to warm you up and keep your appetite at bay. Zipora Fried who owns the joint was cooking when I stopped in. It always gets me excited to try food directly from the source. There were some older men speaking with her in German, and I couldn’t make out much, except some familiar yiddish words I picked up from my parents. The service was super friendly, the decoration not so enticing, but who cares when you’re eating Schupfnudeln!
Besides savory, they also have sweet knodel, eggs, and great coffee. The waitress told me alot of the men order the gulash which is very meat heavy and I’ll be sure and try that next.
With only $10 in my pocket, I walked into Kinski, and came out freilach!