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    German Cuisine and dishes

    Which food or particular dish is the national food of Germany? I'm very curious to know about the top dishes and menu which the best restaurants have. Which veggies or herbs do they often use ? I would love to know more about it.

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    Re: German Cuisine and dishes

    You can expect a lot of meat in Germany, pork in particular. Cheese is also popular. I went to Cologne a few months ago and practically every menu was based around sausages, which was a little disappointing considering I don't like sausages, but I expected it would be like that. I did try a salami sausage with "Cologne style" kale - kale mixed with mashed potato and small cuts of pork. I didn't really like it but at least I can say I tried it. As for vegetables, I'm sure you've heard of Sauerkraut, which is a dish made from fermented cabbage, and asparagus also seemed to be pretty popular too - they had whole menus devoted to asparagus-based dishes!

    They do have the most amazing cakes and pastries though, and the beer isn't half bad either! (And that's coming from someone who only started liking beer when in Germany)

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    Re: German Cuisine and dishes

    Like what cerfmac said, pork is the most used meat in German food. You'll also find a lot of game meats like rabbit and wild boar are also common. A very popular dish is the schnitzel (escalope), usually served with the typical side dish of vegetables such as spinach, carrots and white asparagus which they call spargel. Generally you'll see dishes like sauerbraten, a sour pot roast, kasespatzel, a think type of thick noodle, brezel, a soft salted kind or pretzel, and of course a lot of different kinds of wurst, which is German for sausage. The thing I like most about Germany is the beer which goes well with pretty much all the foods mentioned above!

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    Re: German Cuisine and dishes

    Pork, sausages, pot roasts and great pastry. (I don't drink alcohol though). Germany sounds like my kind of place.

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    You can't miss out on German desserts, either. I'm a real pig for German Milchreis, Marzipan and chocolate. Bienenstich Kuchen (Beesting Cake) is delicious, as well. If you have the opportunity, give your tastebuds a treat with one of those. The dessert is one of the things I miss most about living in Germany.

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    Sausages, at least that's the thing my boyfriend tried there. He's dutch and he's really into sausages, he said the ones he tried were inferior in comparison to the dutch ones. I'd not be able to tell tho, because I'm not a big fan of sausages at all! I've heard german food is so similar to the dutch one. I'll be trying that on january :P

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    OMG yes, sausages. There is only one German restaurant around these parts that I know of, but man they make some good sausages. I wish I could afford to go there more often.

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    Re: German Cuisine and dishes

    German breakfasts are delicious. I ate breakfast in the hotel I stayed in and there was a whole buffet of cheeses and meats and breads and spreads. Probably some of the best breakfasts I've ever had! The spaetzle is always good too, its an egg noodle, often served with one of their many meats, but it can also be made with cheese in a macaroni and cheese-like dish. And definitely don't miss out on the apple strudels!!!!

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    On behalf of Baden-württemberg cuisines you should never miss out the local traditional rostbraten, maultaschen and kartoffeln salat (potato salad).

    In general there are a lots of good variations of dishes in Germany but Germans are known as a bread consumers, so if you are into bread or not, you should go to the local bakery and buy some. Sausages are popular as well, just make sure to get from the local restaurant or local butcher. Cakes is a common delicious part of German's meal. A lot of Germans consume cakes regularly whether occasion wise or normal day and by the way, they eat it with coffee usually. Coffee aside from water and ofcourse beer is the most consumed drinks in Germany. Speaking of beer, this is the place where it has to be tried.

    Guten appetit!
    Last edited by travy; 11-01-2013 at 01:22 AM.

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    Kartoffeln salat is worldwide renowned as the national German dish, but in Germany they say the national dishes are Sauerbraten (pot roast made with a variety of meats) and Currywurst (fried pork sausage) although in the Bavaria region they typical dishes are Brezn (pretzels) and Weisswurst (white sausage.)

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    Re: German Cuisine and dishes

    I think Apfelstrudel is a national food of Germany.

 

 

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