With Oktoberfest around the corner and yes Oktoberfest is in September there will be tons of tourist flocking to Germany or rather Munich for this “Ultra” German thing. Oh ja and feast on Beer, Pork Knuckle and Sausages!

Beer and Bretzel Photo Credit:  Planet Janet 111

Alright guys, in Germany people do eat other things too. At least other stuff than pork knuckles, but there is some truth in the sausage part. So we came up with a list of food that is German and we feel people should try. There are many regional dishes in Germany but we decided to introduce you to dishes that can be found all over Germany and not just in a particular region.

1) Bratwurst mit Brötchen

Bratwurst mit Brotchen Photo Credit: jennydasdesign

Bratwurst in a bread roll. As simple as it sounds it is really good with mustard.

2) Currywurst and Pommes

Currywurst and pommesPhoto Credit: JaBB

Yes I have to admit that Germany has the best sausages. Another street food you should try is currywurst and pommes (fries). The curry is essentially curry powdered ketchup. Sweet.

3) Döner

Doener GermanyPhoto Credit: JaBB

Döner is created in Germany by a turkish immigrant and it is one of the most common fast food around. It is thick flatbread stuffed with meat, a salad consisting of chopped lettuce, cabbage, onions, cucumber, and tomatoes is offered, as well as a choice of sauces like hot sauce, herb sauce, garlic sauce, or yogurt sauce.

4) Brotzeit

abendbrotBread..yea we have to talk about it! Brotzeit means Bread time. In Germany Abendbrot, having bread for dinner, is pretty common. In some restuarants they serve Brotzeit on the menu. It usually consist of a variety of breads, meat or sausages, cheese and some kind of vegetables, similar to breakfast, or possibly sandwiches.

5) Mettbrötchen

MettbrotchenPhoto Credit:  AndrésW

RAW MEAT with chopped onions! This came into my life only a couple of years ago. I did not know that you can eat raw pork! But man it is tasty and I bet you will be pleasantly surprised too! Give it a try. I’ve seen them in bakeries or if you happen to go to a Brauhaus look out for them.

6) Reibekuchen

ReibekuchenPhoto Credit:  x3.wolfgang

German potato fritters are characteristic to the Rheinland area, reminds me a little of hash brown. Whats unique about Reibekuchen is that it is usually eaten with apple sauce or pumpernickel bread.

7) Grünkohlessen

GruenkohlessenGrünkohl is curly-leafed kale served with Mettwurst, Kassler or similar meat.

8) Sauerbraten

SauerbratenPhoto Credit:  emijay

Traditionally made with horse meat, Sauerbraten, sour roast, is a pot roast that can be prepared with a variety of meat. Its regarded as one of the national dishes of Germany. Oh just thought you would like to know its sour meat! Not my thing but the Husband loves it.

9) Streuselkuchen (crumb cake)

StreuselkuchenPhoto Credit: hifix

Traditionally made of a yeast dough covered with a sweet crumb topping referred to as streusel. The main ingredients for the crumbs are sugar, fat and flour, which are mixed at a 1:1:2 ratio. Perfect if you want to have a coffee break, oh yes the Germans do enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen after lunch.

10) Berliner

BerlinerPhoto Credit:  to.wi

German Doughnut. John F. Kennedy’s said “Ich bin ein Berliner” directly translated means “I am a Berliner”. Yea it is that good. Okay just kidding, he made a mistake when he attempted to speak German. Nonetheless, this deep fried dough fried with a marmalade or jam filling and usually coated in icing sugar is just delicious!

11) Himmel un Aad (Heaven and Earth) 

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The dish consists of black pudding, fried onions, and mashed potato with apple sauce. The name of the dish originates from the name of two of the main ingredients: the apples coming from the trees, i.e. from up in the sky, and the potatoes coming from the ground. I personally have not tried it but this is for the adventurous people out there!

Do leave a comment if you think we left something out!

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