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Definitely a your milage may vary situation. Give the piece of meat they are slicing from a good look beforehand. Look at the previous persons serving if you can. If the hunk of meat sits for too long under that heat lamp it gets dry. If they slice it with the grain, it will be tough no matter what. If it looks dry to me or they are slicing it wrong, I'll get something else. If it looks okay, you can ask them to slice it thin. They may not have the knife skills to do it, but you can ask. It's better if they cut it thinly. They also seem to want to skimp on the amount, so you can ask for another slice. They could say no, but usually they will oblige. It's not a very authentic Kummelweck, but it okay when the stars align, you get a good carver, and the beef is not overcooked and dry.

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I tried it on the Oasis of the Seas back in May and it was good, but...I wouldn't say I'm "tantalized" as the Royal Caribbean Press article says. It's sliced beef in a roll, so...it really rides on how good the beef is. For me, the roll seemed stale. Actually, that was a problem throughout that sailing. The rolls were often hard, but sometimes I'd get one that was soft like it was freshly baked.

 

Overall, it's free, so definitely worth a try. Maybe the quality varies ship-to-ship.

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20 minutes ago, Lexster said:

I tried it on the Oasis of the Seas back in May and it was good, but...I wouldn't say I'm "tantalized" as the Royal Caribbean Press article says. It's sliced beef in a roll, so...it really rides on how good the beef is. For me, the roll seemed stale. Actually, that was a problem throughout that sailing. The rolls were often hard, but sometimes I'd get one that was soft like it was freshly baked.

 

Overall, it's free, so definitely worth a try. Maybe the quality varies ship-to-ship.

Quality does vary ship-to-ship and I think that is the problem. I had an amazing couple on Allure but then they had them at lunch on Freedom and Indy, it was all fat and no meat. The rolls were different too. 

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On 7/14/2022 at 9:48 PM, Moby Dick said:

We were on the May 13th on Ovation.  The sausage was okay but seriously over boiled/cooked, the buns came right out of the frig and a serious lack of condiments, no relish, mayo, just catsup and yellow mustard .  Hopefully its gotten better.

Mayo on a hot dog or sausage????  

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On 7/14/2022 at 12:30 PM, John63 said:

I have heard, that this sandwich is served at the Park cafe, and is free.  I am eager to try it, has anyone tried it, and what did you think?

Excellent - my wife goes to the Park to get one as soon as we board.

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On 7/14/2022 at 1:32 PM, WAAAYTOOO said:

The kummelweck sandwich has “evolved” (and not in a good way, IMO) from its earliest incarnation.  The last couple of times we tried it, we were so disappointed that we just gave up.  They have obviously downgraded the beef b/c it is way chewier and fattier than it used to be.  Also, long gone is the good au jus that they used to serve which has been replaced with a nasty thick gravy.  Ugh.

Hopefully you’ll have better luck with the kummelweck than we did.  Such a shame, really b/c it was a really unique and enjoyable quick bite to grab.  It used to be our go-to embarkation lunch.

I found it was chewy and fatty too.  Still an ok sandwich, but not the "big deal" like I had heard it was!  Jane

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