Germany has many dishes that travelers can enjoy traditional and the new variations too. Different regions differ in their specialties. There has been a change in the tastes of the new generation who are influenced by health considerations, protection of the environment, eating meat sustainably and acculturation.
Spätzle is an authentic dish that began in Stuttgart. Egg noodles are mixed with cheese, peas, caramelized onions, served with meat.
Bratwurst is a German barbeque food made of pork or poultry.
Döner kebab started from Berlin made from meat, onions and salad.
Döner kebab(Source : theculturetrip.com)
Himmel un ääd dish consists of black pudding, fried onions, mashed potatoes with apple sauce.
Himmel un ääd(Source: bosskitchen.com)
Königsberger klopse are veal meatballs in a creamy white sauce, onion, eggs, and spices.
Labskaus is salted beef, onions, potatoes and pickled beetroot all mashed and served with pickled gherkins and rolled herring.
Saumagen is made of roasted pork, potatoes, carrots, onions, marjoram, nutmeg and white pepper and stuffed inside pig’s stomach.
Saumagen (Source: tasteatlas.com)
Pinkel mit grünkohl is cooked kale and sausage mixed with mustard, bacon, onions, salt and pepper.
Pinkel mit grünkohl (Source: chefkoch.de)
Reibekuchen are fried potato pancakes eaten as a side dish with meat, served with apple sauce or with treacle. Kartoffelpuffer is Potato Pancake mixed with parsley, eggs, onions and deep fried. It is usually served with eggs or applesauce for breakfast. Kartoffelkloesse is Potato Dumpling which is made by boiling potatoes and soaked in gravy. Bratkartoffeln are sliced boiled potatoes, fried in a heavy pan with thick pieces of bacon, onions and seasonings. It is eaten along with meat dishes.
Bratkartoffeln (Source: thespruceeats.com)
Sauerkraut is fermented sour cabbage, served with meat dishes.
Rollmöpse are fried and pickled herring fillets, rolled around gherkins or onions.
Currywurst was invented in Berlin made of a thin slices of sausage accompanied by French fries or plain white bread and thick spiced sauce.
Sauerbraten is roasted, spiced marinated beef, venison, lamb, pork and horse meat served with a thick gravy and potato pancakes.
Maultaschen, a dish popular in Stuttgart was created by monks of the Cistercian Monastery in Maulbronn to hide meat from God during Lent. Pasta pockets are boiled or fried with butter and stuffed with spiced pork, beef or ham, spinach with roasted onions sprinkled over them. It is served with fries and salad.
Schnitzel is a famous dish of Bonn. The Wiener Schnitzel is made from veal or different meats cutlet dipped in flour, egg, bread crumbs and fried.
Rouladen or Rinderrouladen originated in Bonn made from thinly sliced beef. Mustard, onions, ham, pickle and cheese are wrapped in beef rolls with sauce. Its served with Rotkohl and boiled potatoes.
Gulasch is a much relished dish made with thick pieces of beef meat and carrots, celery, potatoes in a rich sauce, with red wine and dressed with onion, paprika and caraway seeds. Hasenpfeffer is a traditional dish of Bavarian cuisine – a rabbit stew made mixing onions, wine, vinegar, seasoned with paprika.
Sweet lovers can enjoy Schwarzwälder kirschtorte or Black Forest gateau, chocolate sponge cake with whipped cream and sour cherries, with a dash of kirshwasser, a brandy of fermented morello cherry juice. Käsekuchen is German cheesecake in which filling is made with low-fat cow milk cheese, egg foam, lemon and vanilla.
Dessert lovers drool over Spaghettieis, an ice cream dish served with whipped cream and strawberry sauce. Lebuchenhertz are heart shaped cookies made of spices, nuts, and honey!
German food continues to develop after the arrival of new cultures in the country, globalization and the rise of a more environmental friendly and health-conscience generation.