German food is delicious, substantial and also rich and each region in this wonderful country boasts its own gastronomical delicacies, including traditional cuisine. So if you plan on visiting Germany soon and you’d like to try some of its best foods, then you certainly have to check out the dishes below.
This is a dish that consists of noodles which are made from eggs and wheat flour and are very popular in the S. In most cases, they’ll be served topped with cheese and even roasted onions. Given the fact that they’re served directly from the pot, they can be quite hot, so make sure not to burn yourself.
After a copious dinner, the Apfelstrudel is a great treat you should certainly try. So what is it? Well, this is a pastry filled with apples to which sugar is added, but also other ingredients such as breadcrumbs, raisins and cinnamon. It’s been really popular in Germany since the XVIII Century. The pastry consists of an elastic dough which is stretched and kneaded to the point it becomes very thin. Next, the pastry will need to be wrapped around the filling so that it creates many layers after which it goes straight into the oven. When it’s done, it can be served with icing sugar or powdered sugar.
If you have some basic knowledge about Germany, then you probably know that they’re certainly particular when it comes to their meat and in this regard, the sauerbraten is one of the most popular and delicious dishes you can have here. It’s usually made from a wide range of meats which are then marinated in seasoning, herbs, spices, vinegar and wine for a total of 10 days max. For this dish, you also need to get a high quality German pilsner beer so you wash it down properly.
It is said that on a cold day, a steaming bowl of eintopf is going to immediately warm you up. This is a traditional German stew which contains basic ingredients, such as pulses, potatoes, some vegetables and also some broth. The meat used is chicken, beef or pork, but in some cases fish can also be used.
This dish consists of pan friend pancakes made from ground or grated potatoes that are then mixed with seasoning, onion, eggs and flour. You can enjoy them sweet with cinnamon, sugar, blueberries and apple sauce, but also as a side dish to a main course of fish and meat. You can easily find this delicious food in outdoor markets in the wintertime.
Believe it or not, there are more than fifteen hundred different kinds of sausages or wurst made in Germany and the good news is that they can be purchased from almost anywhere, especially from street stalls. The most popular types of wurst include the schwarzwurst and blutwurst which are blood sausages, but also the Wiener (this sausage is smoked and eventually boiled) and the bratwurst (fried sausage) that’s made of spices and ground pork. Make sure to also be on the lookout for regional specialties, such as the grilled rostbratwrust in Nuremberg and the currywurst (sausage that comes with some delicious curried ketchup on top).
The Schweinshaxe is by far one of the most delicious and popular foods in Germany and it’s generally consumed by tourists when attending the Oktoberfest. The Schweinshaxe is basically roasted ham hock and it’s traditionally served with vegetables, sauerkraut, potatoes and probably a local beer. Even if you do want to visit N. Germany, don’t worry, since there are many restaurants there that have it on their menu.
Even though the Doner’s origins are not German, this is one of the most popular foods in the country that everyone loves. The Doner was actually brought to Germany by the small Turkish community here and it comprises of a bread pocket that’s filled with cucumber, tomato, carrot, shredded cabbage, chicken, pork or beef and many other ingredients. However, keep in mind that if you’re on a diet or don’t want to add a few inches on your waistline while spending your vacation in Germany, you should limit your intake of Doner, since they do contain quite a lot of calories.