Mexico City, Mexico
May 20, 2003
Prinz Myshkin is the most famous vegetarian restaurant in Munich - although
given the well-known Bavarian love for meat I’m not sure to what extent it has
competition. However, I previously read several rave reviews of the place and
during this trip was determined to visit it.
We arrived shortly after six and were surprised that the restaurant was modern with an airy feel helped by the high white ceilings of this former brewery building. Large modern art paintings adorned the walls while the tables and floor were of dark wood. The large non-smoking section was on an elevated
platform that afforded good views over the other diners. A large bar counter
stretched along the full length of the one wall and is probably used to
accommodate patrons waiting for a table.
The restaurant was fairly quiet when we arrived but by the time we placed our
orders all other tables in the non-smoking section had reservation signs and the
staff was in animated debate on how they were going to seat 15 people where
there clearly was place for only 12.
The menu was quite comprehensive and took quite a while to work through - it
had much more than just salads with a large selection of pastas and Asian food
as well. Most food items had a wine recommendation as well although the latter
looked a bit expensive. We had as starter of guacamole and tortilla chips. The
latter was a bit salty but the portion was big enough for at least four people.
As main course we had stuffed pasta with some kind of cheese filling and very
appetizing herbs. The other dish was Malai Kofta - it had some dumpling looking
balls of potato, various nuts and cheeses served with rice and a mild curry
sauce. It was absolutely divine.
The portions were of a reasonable size allowing me to study the comprehensive
dessert menu. Unfortunately at this stage my toddler had enough and to the
relieve of all patrons, never mind the waiters who could use the extra four
seats, we decided to have coffee and dessert elsewhere.
Prinz Myshkin is fairly expensive but the quality of the food and the
ambiance are first rate. Although we are not vegetarian we shall certainly
return in future.
Hackenstraße 2, 80331 Munich Tel: 089/26 55 96 www.prinz-myshkin.com