German food is Amazing – Weird but Amazing! I’m not sure I’d be able to tackle everything on the menu, but there were certainly a few tasty treats that I absolutely loved. This took me by surprise after last years night out at Bierschenke left me feeling edibley-confused (great place for Beer but I actually ate lard that night). But clearly I had been ordering the wrong grub, because after my recent trip to Berlin I was able to put a few German things in my mouth that made my taste buds VERY happy. Of all the German things that I shoved in my Gob over a 72 hour period, here are the most delicious bits:
It’s like a Croissant made love to a Krispy Kreme and gave birth to this beautiful soft doughy breakfast pastry. Made with raisins and almonds and glazed in a sweet icing the Rosinenschnecke is absolutely delicious and exactly what I was craving as I walked around the huge Berlin Hauptbahnhof train station before a day of exploring. And it was only €1.69!
Whilst we pay around £1.50 for a Pepperami, Germany sells these snack bags of Salami sticks for around €3 (that’s £2.34), each bag contains around 10 sticks and each stick is so yummy. I pretty much had a pack in my bag at all times ready to snack on. Warning: they are like Pringles, once you pop, you can’t stop!
Currywurst (and Fried Potatoes)
A Traditional Currywurst is a German sausage covered in a sauce that is a bit like a spicy ketchup topped with Curry Powder. Being someone who can’t handle spice all that well, I wasn’t sure I would like it, but it turned out to be one of my favorite things about the trip. I may not be able to tolerate hardcore spicy stuff but I love a carton of Curry Sauce from the chippy. Well, currywurst is a bit like curry sauce but mixed with ketchup. Okay okay, I’m making it sound groce, but it is soooooo good (although yeah I don’t even want to think about the calories!) We tried Currywurst a few times but I liked it best when served with Fried Potatoes and a cold glass of Coke.
German Beer (especially Flensburger)
Of course Beer would be on the list of German things that found themselves at home in my mouth; refreshing, tasty, and am I allowed to say pretty? Yup, Steins make Beer look sooooo much prettier than our rubbish english pint glasses and they are so much more instgrammable. Anywho, I thoroughly enjoyed trying a few different German Beers but my favourite was Flensburger. This was the one that I drunk the most, and I would recommend it to anyone who, like me, enjoys an occasional beer but wouldn’t call it their favorite drink. Although I may have gonna overboard on the Flensburger because my hangover the next day was horrific (Currywurst made it better).
So thats my Fave Four Foods (and drinks) from my trip to Berlin. On a completely separate note, why does Germany make almost every word ridiculously long and impossible to say??