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Munich: an endless gastronomic adventure

Munich: an endless gastronomic adventure

 

Munich may be called the cultural and gastronomic center of Bavaria – the region everyone knows of thanks to certain meat dishes. The Alps, nature of mountain plains form unique people and particular tastes. When you come to Germany, make sure to try Weisswurst and Brezel, Kaiserschmarrn, Wiener Schnitzel, Käsespätzle, Brotzeit and several others that will be mentioned later in this article. All dishes were tested by Pierre, our special gourmet and are highly recommended to enrich your travel experience with bright tastes of Bavarian traditional dishes.

1. Weisswurst and Brezel
Weisswurst and Brezel
Weisswurst

Weißwurst, or white sausage is a boiled sausage, prepared with minced veal, lard, and seasonings.

German
Kochelseestraße 13, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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If you wake up early, start your day with a traditional breakfast: Weisswurst and Brezel at Gaststätte Großmarkthalle. This dish consists of a white sausage made of veal and pork seasoned with parsley and lemon. A traditional recipe lies behind the dish as well as a tradition of serving the sausages: they are always accompanied by a salty pretzel. Weisswurst and Brezel are served hot accompanied by cold drinks and is eaten without knives.

2. Kaiserschmarrn
Kaiserschmarrn
Kaiserschmarrn

It's a sweet dish of Bavarian and Austrian cuisines, which in translation means the imperial omelet. This soft, airy dish should have a crispy crust, caramel-nut flavor and be served with apple mousse or plum juice.

#58 of 4660 cafes in Munich
Austrian, European, German
Heiliggeiststraße 6, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Tourists on the hunt for a dessert-like meal, order Kaiserschmarrn at Laurin, where it is ideal in all aspects. The dessert is made with 30 eggs, a lot of butter, milk, raisin, and flour. When the dish is almost ready, it is sprinkled with alcohol and lit, when the flame goes out, it is decorated with sugar powder and served with tasty apple sauce.

3. Wiener Schnitzel
Wiener Schnitzel
Wiener schnitzel

A very thin piece of tender veal, breaded in flour, eggs and breadcrumbs, and deep-fried until golden brown.

#79 of 6993 restaurants in Munich
German
Maximilianstraße 17, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Munich is the meat Heaven, order Wiener Schnitzel – a battered piece of tender meat. The dish is said to originate in Vienna in the XIXth century, yet it is said to be originated in Bavaria, so disputes about how it was created do exist. Flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs are essential for the perfect battering. The crumb should be perfectly goldish. It is served with baked or fried potatoes and greens. Come to Schwarzreiter for the perfect variant of the dish.

4. Käsespätzle
Käsespätzle
Käsespätzle

It is a dish of dumplings or noodles with cheese. Käsespätzle is very popular in Germany, especially in the south of the country. Sometimes noodles are seasoned with fried onions. This food is always very hot.

#188 of 6993 restaurants in Munich
German, European
Dreifaltigkeitspl. 2, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Käsespätzle, which is pasta with cheese and onion, holds a couple of secrets that make it unique. Flour, eggs, swiss cheese make a perfect combination. The dish comes from the South-West of Bavaria and is adored in Munich. It is perfect with the salad. Pasta is made right before serving and its dough holds a secret ingredient: nutmeg. Visit Zwickl for a dish of joy.

5. Brotzeit
Brotzeit
Brotzeit

In Germany, it is very popular for dinner not to cook a hot dish, but to arrange a cold snack. The main component is sausages, ham or cold meat. They start with a radish (also sliced white radish), fresh and pickled cucumbers, small tomatoes, green onions.

#2 of 4617 pubs & bars in Munich
European, German
Arnulfstraße 52, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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If you are for something light, order Brotzeit, a traditional snack plate of national products. It is usually served during the Oktoberfest. Its name is translated as “bread time”. The idea behind it – everyone can find something to eat and is usually ordered for a group as the plate is large. You should order it at Augustiner-Keller together with the cold drinks. 

6. Fischsemmeln
Fischsemmeln
Fischsemmeln

It's simple: we combine a bun with butter, a salad leaf, salted herring fillets, pickled cucumber slices, onion rings.

#3 of 1395 seafood restaurants in Munich
Seafood, Spanish
Viktualienmarkt 9, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Being in Munich do not miss the opportunity to try Fischsemmeln, a bun with fish. If you are adventurous enough order pickled herring (skin is not removed, it is tasty!) with lots of onion served on leavened bread. It is tasty and very easy to cook; you simply put one ingredient over the other! At Witte (Fisch-Witte) you will be offered a wide list of fish dishes, some of which you would never imagine to exist, and two variants of Fischsemmeln: with pickled or salted herring which melts right in your mouth while you eat it. 

7. Leberknödel
Leberknödel
Leberknödel

A traditional dish of German, Austrian and Czech cuisines, the meat is mixed with bread, eggs, parsley and various spices, often with Muscat or marjoram.

#99 of 4617 pubs & bars in Munich
German
Görresstraße 38, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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If you want to have a traditional, tasty and very nutritious dinner, order Leberknödel – a national soup with liver balls. The balls are made of bread crumbles, beef liver, milk, eggs and parsley. This traditional Bavarian dish won’t leave you hungry. If you are a vegetarian, at Görreshof you will be served a variant with parsley balls. Both are very tasty. 

8. Smoked eel
Smoked eel
Smoked eel

Eel is a gourmet delicacy enjoyed by real seafood lovers. Hot smoked eel has a juicy and tender texture and deep flavor.

#96 of 6993 restaurants in Munich
German, Austrian
Schönfeldstraße 22, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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For an exotic taste choose smoked eel and scrambled eggs which are not completely traditional, but is very popular and now is part of the Bavarian culture. It is made of eggs, smoked eel, and whipped cream. The dish is the specialty of the house at Halali. All products use in its preparation are of local origin. The dish is covered with truffle crumbles and decorated with truffle sauce. As the restaurant is situated in the center of Munich, you can perfectly combine your dinner with sightseeing. 

9. Knödel
Knödel
Knödel

The recipe of this dish in most cases the same: first prepare a special dough (from flour, potatoes, cottage cheese, etc.) and form small balls with or without filling. After that, they are boiled in water until cooked. Serve dumplings with a variety of products - with sauces, broths, vegetable side dishes, fried onions, sour cream, and fresh herbs. They are also often put in a meat goulash or soup.

#539 of 6993 restaurants in Munich
German, Mediterranean
Kirchtruderinger Str. 17, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Munich boasts of many places where Knödel is perfectly cooked, but the brightest among them is Truderinger Wirtshaus. At this place, you can order a potato variant of the dish which is served with almost everything, for example, pork. These balls work as a perfect garnish. You may come across fried knödels served with mushroom sauce or a knödel dessert with prunes or dried apricots accompanied by jam. 

So the gourmet possibilities are endless, come to Munich to dive into the food prosperity and feel Bavarian tastes to the full. Pierre recommends Munich as a place to be remembered for long.

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Conrad Tiffentahl a year ago

If you wake up early, start your day with a traditional breakfast.

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