Germanyyyy

Rhineland including Rhine and Moselle area, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Fussen, Munich

Food dumps aren’t great but I feel like there’s value for the group here as it might spark discussion or motivate visits.

4 Likes

Ausgezeichnet.

Yes it was delicious

Or bless you

1 Like

I loved Germany. I stayed at my girlfriend’s mother in laws house . What a gorgeous house . This lady could cook. Her baking was like professional wedding cakes . Superbly displayed. My favorite for breakfast was the spread of cold cuts , bread , cheese, jams ,and coffee. The one that i loved the most was a raw pork spread called Mett . I couldn’t get enough of this spread over pumpernickel in the morning.

2 Likes

Fantastic. Yes we love the way they do breakfasts… but that’s very similar to how our folks do it thought not as elaborate.

1 Like

Sometimes also served as Mett-Igel (hedgehog)

4 Likes

Wow. We saw one dead it was so bloated and huge

What is that sandwich? Looks like a huge piece of mackerel.

Herring. Was very popular everywhere. They cure theirs with more sugar than our pickled herring

Oh right, that weird sweet fish.

1 Like

You’ve had it the regular pickled way we or the swedes do it right? I prefer it.

I would love it . Im just going to have to make it myself again . When i returned from Germany in 2011 . I immediately found a pork source and made it . Now living in the far northern part of California. With plenty of farmlands. I will search out this fabulous porcine from a local farmer.

in munich,
for basic Turkish fare: Altin Dilim. they make their baklava daily - it is insanely good, miles beyond anything i’ve found in the US so far, primarily because the filo is so incredibly thin and shatters like glass. their doner is outstanding, as is the kuzu kavurma (a lamb? stew with mild green peppers and tomatoes.

for best doner and kebabs: sindbad. Iraqi restaurant, the kebabs are grilled over charcoal, the grilled tomatoes that come with them are outstanding, great char. seems to be open to only 1am these days (used to be until 4am), but they will fire up the grill for you even if its 10 minutes to closing.

the best biergartens in my opinion are:

  1. Augustiner Stammhaus next to Marienplatz
  2. Hofbrauhaus next to Marienplatz, despite its touristy nature (its past history is problematic as well)

similar to how japanese high-end grocery stores are great places to eat, Dallmayr next to Marienplatz is a great all-purpose food market, as is the Galeria Kaufhof across from Marienplatz
it is CRITICAL to get a laugendreieck from Galeria Kaufhof, which is a hybrid prezel-croissant. INSANELY good
image
fresh pretzels from kaufhof are also notable, even within the saturated pretzel market of bavaria

roast pork sandwiches with a slice of crackling included from the viktualienmarkt (i forget the name of the butcher stand that did it best)

manam thai on rosenheimer strasse, conveniently on the way to the airport on the S-bahn. a decade ago, this place was shockingly good (i would rank it above anywhere in LA currently), but in the couple times i went in 2019, the quality had fallen off a bit. not sure if that was a real change or just my bad luck

1 Like

Turkish cuisine tends to fly under the radar for many tourists in Germany (beside doner) even though about 5% of the German population have Turkish roots and so you can get excellent dishes and many sit down places.

There’s a serious Turkish restaurant in Santa Clara.

Meyhouse ?

Yeah, that’s the place. My affluent Turkish ex-boss recommended it highly. They’re either moving to Palo Alto or opening a second location there.

Turkish was the most popular non German recommendation all over the internet while we were researching Germany food options. Well on the radar imo. We focused on German ourselves though. Food overall was better than expected.