Monday, October 24, 2011

Made in Germany 31: Currywurst mit Pommes


Currywurst mit Pommes - sausage with a special tomato-curry sauce, served with french fries either with ketchup or mayonnaise or both - is the most famous German fast food. "Invented" by a clever Berliner woman, Hertha Heuwer, in 1949, this simple meal has become popular all over the country. You either hate it or you love it.

I belong to the "love" side. Whenever I'm in Germany I need my German version of junk food at least once. The "real" Currywurst is NOT a bratwurst as many might think, and the sauce has to be homemade (no ready made sauce that you can buy in a bottle). You don't eat it in a restaurant but at the Imbißbude - a kind of food cart or booth (see picture below). Curry 36 in Berlin-Kreuzberg (the biggest Turkish community in Germany!) is not a food cart but still a Imbißbude and it definitely serves one of the best Currywurst ever. Those in the picture above are ours that we ate in the summer of 2009 while we stayed in Berlin. As you can see we prefer mayo on our fries - yum!!! (I see many of you eye-rolling). This was the best Currywurst I have had so far! The other nice thing - you stand around those metal tables while eating them, and almost instantly you start talking to the other people standing there enjoying their Currywurst - so it's very social as well!


Top photo was taken at Curry 36, lower photo at Kurfürstendamm (Ku'damm) next to Gedächtniskirche.

13 comments:

Frida said...

Another photoblogging friend recently visited Berlin so I asked him today if he had tried the curry wurst :-)

foxysue said...

Hungry!

Sue x

Sally H said...

Mmmmm, yummy!

seabluelee said...

Carola, I always enjoy your Made in Germany posts. I'll probably never get there in this lifetime, but through your words and pictures I can take little visits, see a bit of scenery, sample the culture, and today even taste the local food. It was delicious! :-)

Ginnie said...

Oh man! Now my mouth is watering, Carola. I can attest to this German delicacy. HA!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

:O .... Da läuft mir jetzt doch glatt das Wasser im Mund zusammen... und das um diese Zeit :D Ich bin schon fast auf dem Weg ins Bett.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I don't know this sounds just a little bit heavy duty for me. But I do love french fries, any kind of sausage and curry so maybe I would like it after all.(-:

RobanStudio said...

That sounds yummy, except I would need the bun. Is that where the Frankfurter (hot dog) was born?

Chantal said...

the fries nice, not so much on the sausage

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Ja, die lecker Currywurst. Die esse ich ab und zu auch ganz gern. Schöne Fotos !
Viele Grüße, Synnöve

Anyes said...

Yummy...I would love to try it. I lived in Germany one year and it was so long ago I can not remember if I tried it or not...

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

I'd love to try this :). I'm a mayo on fries girl myself!

Carola said...

Great choice for your series. And the right words to tell why this is so special.
I maybe have a Currywurst ones a year and that is fantastic. I'm not a big meat eater.