In our last post regarding must try food lists it was generalized specific to a country, today we will be posting something specific to a place in Germany as they have a quite diverse cuisine in each region. Today we will be focusing on Bavaria, more specifically Munich and what I can say this place is a meat and beer haven!
6. Pretzel – Pretzels here is nothing to the pretzels I grew up with, before I left Philippines the only pretzel I knew was those small knot shaped crispy salty snacks you buy in the supermarket. Pretzels here are the huge bread product served usually with sausage like weisswurst.
5. Wiesswurst – This may look pale but this packs a lot of flavour. This minced veal and bacon sausage usually comes to the table in a pot of hot water. And they usually consumed by peeling off the skin before eating or sucking out the contents.
4. Curry wurst – This simple street food is just a fairly recent addition to the cuisine of Germany, created in 1949 by Herta Heuwer when she experimented in mixing together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and curry powder from British soldiers during those times. She then served this sauce together with grilled pork sausages, it proved to be really popular that until this day this street food is one of the sought after dishes in Germany.
3. Cold Cuts – I can list all of them here but let’s just count them all as one. There are plenty of dried meats, cold cuts or processed meats (whatever you want it to be called) shops in Munich. If you go to food markets like the Viktualienmarkt then you will be immensed with the array of choices, just tasting them alone from shop to shop will make you full. I tried several ones but the one I really liked was the freshly cooked meatloaf served on bread, its cheap Euros 1.50 to 2.00 and it’s really tasty.
2. Schweinshaxe – Still love meat after overloading you with the sausage and cold cuts then try this one out. It is one whole roasted ham hock cooked until skin crisps up and meat is tender, it is then served with rich brown gravy, huge potato dumpling and a knife stabbed on top.
1. Beer – More specifically Weissbier, it’s just so wrong visiting Munich without having a big mug of this light and refreshing drink. Best to try it is in Beer Gardens like The Hofbräuhaus but if you like a less touristy one then Hirschgarten is a better option this is also the largest beer garden in the world.