10 Delicious German Foods You Must Try

10 Delicious German Foods You Must Try

In addition to the weather, food is a separate consideration when having a picnic abroad. Moreover, if we want to go on a picnic in a country like Germany. Luckily, Germany has many delicious specialties that fit our tongues.

So, you don’t need to be too upset about what foods are suitable to eat later. Then, what are the typical German foods that are delicious and suitable for our tongue? Let’s see the list below:

  1. Bratwurst

Bratwurst is a typical German sausage that is characterized by its white color (although some are slightly reddish). This sausage is usually made of veal or pork. This typical German sausage comes from one of the cities in the Bavarian state, Numberg.

Bratwurst is usually prepared by roasting. Then, served together with Kartoffelsalat aka a typical German salad. Sometimes, Bratwurst is also often served with bread, sauce, or even a sprinkling of cheese.

  1. Gulaschuppe

You could say that this is the meat soup from Panzer Country, Germany. Gulaschuppe itself is made from beef or pork that is chopped into rather large pieces. after that, the minced meat is mixed with other ingredients, such as tomatoes, potatoes, and some spices.

This German meat soup is usually served as a dinner menu or is also usually served as a meal when winter arrives. Gulaschuppe is perfectly eaten with a slice of whole wheat bread.

  1. Falscher Hase

Falscher is another processed meat in Germany. In this preparation, beef or pork will be chopped in such a way. The minced meat is then mixed with flour, onions, and eggs, and then grilled.

When it is cooked from the grill, the meat is then sliced ​​thinly and served with french fries and gravy. According to history, this food has been around since World War II. At that time, this food was served on a special menu to be eaten with loved ones.

  1. Kartoffelsalat

As explained in list number 1, Kartoffelsalat is food that becomes a friend to eat from Bratwurst. Kartoffelsalat itself is a typical German salad made from the basic ingredients in the form of pieces of boiled potatoes.

Pieces of boiled potatoes that will later be mixed with other ingredients. Such as eggs, beef, mayonnaise, onions, milk, vinegar, and tomatoes. Apart from being a side dish for Bratwust, this German salad is also commonly used as a side dish for Schintzel. Or, it can also be used as a barbecue companion.

There is an interesting history behind the birth of this typical German food. This typical German salad appeared along with the widespread cultivation of potatoes in Europe (including Germany) that occurred in 1565 ago. At that time, Kartoffelsalat was still made by mixing potatoes with vegetables, oil, salt, and vinegar.

  1. Sauerkraut

Like Kartoffelsalat, this German specialty is also commonly used as a side dish. Usually, this dish is served as a side dish for Bratqurst and Eisbein. Saurkraut itself is made from finely sliced ​​cabbage, then fermented with lactic acid bacteria.

Sauerkraut has a sour yet refreshing taste. Sauerkraut is also rich in vitamin C which is good for the body. This special food is very suitable to be consumed when the German weather is cold.

According to history, the manufacture of this food has been done since 1550 ago. In the 1770s, Captain James Cook used Sauerkraut to prevent scurvy which was afflicting British sailors at the time. What James Cook did earn him the Copley Medal award.

  1. Wiener Schnitzel

If you like chicken dishes, this German dish will suit you. This dish is made from filleted and thinly sliced ​​chicken meat. The chicken meat is then mixed with breadcrumbs and fried until cooked.

In addition to Germany, you can also find this food in Austria. Wiener Schnitzel in Austria itself is not much different from that in Germany. It’s just that, in the past, Wiener schnitzel in Austria was made with beef as the main ingredient.

  1. Apfelstrudel

Germany has some sweet snacks that you can eat. Apfestrudel is one of them. This cake is made from apples as the filling. The apples will then be combined with some ingredients, and wrapped in round flour dough.

This food is usually served with cream and a cup of espresso. Like Sauerkraut, you can also find this food in Austria. It has become one of the typical cakes of the country with the capital city of Vienna.

  1. Bienenstich

Bienenstich is a cake that is commonly used as a dessert by Germans. The name of this cake itself means “bee sting”. There is a history behind this name. The name was inspired by the story of a baker in the town of Andernach.

At that time, the baker was gathering honey. While it was fun collecting honey, a group of Linz troops came to attack the city of Andernach. Seeing Linz’s army, the baker immediately threw a beehive at them.

Linz’s troops left Andernach. The departure of Linz’s troops was then celebrated by the baker and his friends by baking Bienenstich. Bienenstich itself has a characteristic form of vanilla cream in the middle. The top of this cake is then given a layer of almonds and liquid honey.

  1. Lebkuchen

People often refer to this cake as German gingerbread. As the name implies, this cake is made from ginger mixed with some ingredients, such as honey, eggs, flour, hazelnuts, anise, body nuts, candied oranges, lemon, marzipan, coriander, cardamom, and pimento.

In Germany, this cake is usually served when the moment arrives. This cake is usually made in the shape of a heart and is garnished with sugar on the sugar side. Even so, there is also a round Lebkuchen. Lebkuchen is usually named as Elisenlebkuchen.

You can find Lebkuchen cakes in Nuremberg. A city is known as the largest producer of Lebkuchen. The German government itself has inaugurated Nuremberg as a center for making traditional Lebkuchen. And, make Lebkuchen a German cultural heritage.

  1. Bretzel

You can find this one food in Jakarta. However, it doesn’t hurt to try this food directly from the country of origin, right? Bretzel itself is a typical German cake in the shape of a brown heart ribbon.

Bretzel’s basic ingredient is wheat flour. The basic ingredients are then mixed with some other ingredients, and formed into cake dough. Once formed into a dough, the cake is then sprinkled with sesame and coarse salt, then baked. You can find this cake when the Oktoberfest event is held in Germany.

Germany seems to have delicious specialties and seems to be suitable for Indonesian tongues. And some of them we have mentioned above. So, you don’t have to worry anymore if you want to find German specialties that suit your tongue. Hopefully, this article is useful for you, yes. Danke Schon.