5 Foods You Must Try When In Germany
One of the most exciting parts about visiting a new country for the first time is what to expect when it comes to food. Having been resident in Germany for 6 years and since a regular visitor, I must say that the food in Germany does not disappoint.
Here are my top 5 foods that you must try when you are visiting Germany.
1) Spaghetti Eis
A dessert you'll never forget. In basic terms its vanilla ice cream which has been pushed through a mould to make it look like spaghetti, topped with raspberry sauce and sprinkled with white chocolate, thus representing a spaghetti bolognaise. It's a bit weird but bloomin' gorgeous and is totally worth the 6EUR (on average).
2) Pork Schnitzel
Another traditional food item to consume in Germany is the Pork Schnitzel. It is basically a pork steak which has been pounded with a meat tenderiser to make the meat thin, Which is coated in flour, eggs, and bread crumbs and then deep fried. Usually served with a tomato based sauce …. Mit Pommes! (English: with chips).
3) Frankfurter Sausage
You may think that we have these hot-dog type of sausages already all over the world, so what's so special about the Frankfurter? Unless you've had one in Germany - even better in Frankfurt - you'll never know. It is a thin, par-boiled pork sausage which is then slowly smoked to perfection. Slap it in a crusty roll with plenty of mustard and you'll wonder why you'd never had one sooner.
Now sauerkraut is one of them dishes that some people argue is not native to Germany, even though the term Sauerkraut is a German word, translating to 'sour cabbage'. Cabbage is fermented for a long time in bacteria and lactic thus giving it a long shelf life, plus a unique sour taste. German or not, Germany does a great sauerkraut and is usually served alongside a meat dish.
Saving the best until last...
5) Currywurst / Bratwurst sausage
In my (not so) highly professional opinion, the curry wurst dish is what makes Germany stand out for me, and I cannot get enough of it. It is basically a bratwurst sausage which is a thick usually pork sausage, but can be also made from Veal or Beef, smothered in German Curry sauce which is almost like a curry ketchup than a traditional curry as we know it. Topped with mustard powder it is the ultimate in sausage dishes. You must try a currywurst when you visit Germany!
Let me know in the comments below if you have ever tried any of these foods in Germany or outside of Germany before? I'd love to know! :)