Alright, now when it comes to German food, there is more to it than just the traditional. There are many tasty German dishes that you will not regret trying on your next visit.

Today, I would like to present two of them to you:

Spargel (Asparagus)

Spargel” is a dish much beloved by many Germans. Each year, many eagerly await asparagus season, beginning in March or April and traditionally ending on June 24th. Then, Spargel is available and many people will cook with it at home or visit restaurants that serve it. Most often, such restaurants will offer an asparagus-buffet for a fixed price.

Such a “Spargelbuffet” is generally made up of cooked white asparagus, ham, cooked potatoes and sauce hollandaise. Depending on the region and ones willingness to pay, it may also be served with Schnitzel or “Schweinelendchen”. Those are pan-cooked pork fillets, my favourite combination! During the season, asparagus-related advertisements and little asparagus-selling booths pop up all over Germany. It truly is a sight to see, and thus almost impossible to miss.

White asparagus served with potatoes, "schweinelendchen" and sauce hollandaise

Feel like trying this amazing German dish? Here is a nice little article including both a description and recipes.

Döner (Doner Kebap)

And now for something that is an absolute staple of German to-go dishes: The Döner. It was supposedly popularized in Germany in the 1970s in or around Berlin. The Döner soon became a staple of German take-away food. It is much liked, providing a filling and warm fast snack.

To make a traditional Döner, a large, triangular piece of pita bread is sliced open. It is then filled with meat roasted on a rotating spit. This is served together with a variety of sauce options. One can also add salad, onions, tomatoes and olives. Alternatively, the Döner may be served in the form of a “Dürüm”. Here, the above-mentioned ingredients are rolled into a Turkish pizza. It may also be served without bread on a plate, often with a side of fries. In that case it is called a “Dönerteller”.

A döner kebap held in someones hand


The two foods looked at above are quite different. Nonetheless, they are both well liked in Germany, and with good reason. The next time you are in Germany, you should give them a shot! I am sure you will like them too.

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