People travel for many reasons. Aside from history and architecture, I love to taste and experience culture through food.
Munich is the perfect city which offers dishes traditional to Germany. Boasting dishes from the Bavarian kitchen as well as traditional cuisine, here’s a list of food you just have to try while visiting this amazing European city.
Bagels with Sausage
One of the most iconic meals in Munich is bagels with sausage. It has also become a staple for filling the space between meals in Germany. The bagels in Munich might be bit foreign to some palettes. They are much bigger than how they are made around the world. Let’s not forget about the veal sausages, which are filled with pork fat and spices. For the best experience of this popular dish, be sure to add a pinch of sweet mustard to complement the dish.
This list would not be complete without including beer. Heck, there are purity laws to ensure that beer is additive free and brewed in accordance with the ancient traditions of Bavaria. On a national production level, the average amount of beer made per capita in Munich accounts for more than 50 per cent. Be sure to head over to Hofbrauhaus to get a true sense of the beer culture in the region.
Apfelstrudel is one of the most popular desserts in Germany. A traditional handmade dessert, the recipe of Apfelstrudel requires the rolling of widespread dough into fine sheets, along with an apple mousse or crispy apple chunks filling. Toppings for this delicious dessert range from vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or custard.
Originating from a lasting Roman tradition of preserving cabbage, the sauerkraut is a pickled cabbage, which is a favourite amongst Bavarians. Traditionally, the cooked sauerkraut is heated until it reaches the delicious caramel colour. Side this delicious delicacy with beer, sausage and potatoes then you’ll understand why it is loved by so many.
Germknödel With Vanilla Sauce
A steamed yeast dumpling filled with plum mousse, powidl, the Germknödel is a dessert but passes as a meal due to its enormous size. While this is a typical Bavarian dish it has some Austrian influences.