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Can you get a Reuben in Zurich?

Sometimes, you just get a craving...
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Old 14.09.2012, 23:57
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Re: Reuben

The only way I've gotten one here is to corn and smoke a chunk of meat myself!

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Re: Reuben

Although purists would scoff, I make an acceptable 'Reubenesque' sandwich using our butcher's pastrami.

Local bakery makes a decent rye bread, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to sauerkraut, add Emmenthaler, Knorr thousand island - and you're good to go grill.

Not half bad - and hits the spot when one is having serious deli cravings.

If your butcher doesn't do a decent NYC style corned beef or pastrami, head on out to The Heart Of Darkness.

(And if the pastrami isn't enough to tempt you, you should see our butcher's ribs. And T-bones. )
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Old 15.09.2012, 11:37
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The only way I've gotten one here is to corn and smoke a chunk of meat myself!

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I only had Reuben-Sandwiches on visits to the USA but never in Europe.

But you might achieve a similar product by combining a Züri-Gschnetzlets with Sauerkraut, and use more spices than in the basic recipes.

You might also like this recipe I found just by chance

http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/16671...465/Biker.html
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Re: Reuben

Thanks all - although this discussion is just making the craving worse .

I'll try the butcher suggestion. I don't think I've even ventured into a real butcher shop here yet, although there is one close. Has anyone used the butcher at Spital Zollikerberg? Anyway I'll check it out.

It sounds like I will not be walking into a deli, sitting on a stool at the bar, and ordering one, though... ;-)
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Re: Reuben

It only took ~3 years, but the Reuben has landed in Zurich!

http://www.goodtogo.ch/

I found them at the Zurich Street Food Festival, and actually did a double-take. The Reuben was one thing I assumed I'd never find in CH unless I made it myself. I now stop by their shop at least once every couple weeks to grab a sandwich for lunch. NB: They only have a couple stools inside and a couple small tables outside (hence "to go"), so have a Plan B in mind for where you want to sit and eat.

Bonus: Icy-cold longnecks of Brooklyn Lager
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It only took ~3 years, but the Reuben has landed in Zurich!

http://www.goodtogo.ch/

I found them at the Zurich Street Food Festival, and actually did a double-take. The Reuben was one thing I assumed I'd never find in CH unless I made it myself. I now stop by their shop at least once every couple weeks to grab a sandwich for lunch. NB: They only have a couple stools inside and a couple small tables outside (hence "to go"), so have a Plan B in mind for where you want to sit and eat.

Bonus: Icy-cold longnecks of Brooklyn Lager
I don't see the Reuben on their menu, but that Chicken Run sandwich sounds very tasty!
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Old 03.11.2015, 21:13
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Re: Reuben

What's the bread like in the Reuben? Is there anything like soft rye/pumperknickel/marble rye ?
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