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Currywurst – Berlin’s and Germany’s Favourite Sausage Food

Currywurst – An Indian/German Sausage Food Hybrid in Berlin!

Ok, it’s weird food time again! Today it’s time to pay homage to the Currywurst! This is an unusual food hybrid that I recently tried on a Rail Europe Trip in Berlin. It doesn’t sound quite right, but tastes spectacular. I’m starting to crave one right now!

Here is a picture of a Currywurst below! It’s one of the best snack foods I have ever eaten! Unhealthy, but yummy!

Currywurst Berlin's and Germany's Favourite Sausage Food

Currywurst Photo from Wikipedia

Currywurst is a German fast food made up of deep fried pork sausage that is cut into slices and seasoned with warm curry salsa blended with generous amounts of curry powder, or other spices. It is frequently served at German ‘Imbißbude’ and from food trucks.

It was apparently invented in the late 1940s as a cheap but filling snack for construction workers that were re-building Berlin after World War Two. It’s popular all over Germany, but especially so in suburban Berlin, where it’s now considered a cultural icon – and for a good reason too! There are almost a billion servings of Currywurst in Germany alone per year. That’s a lot of dead pigs!

I watched one being made, and I admit, it didn’t look too healthy at first. I saw the guy place the german sausage in the deep fryer for a little while, before he removed it, sliced it up, and placed the magical salsa and curry powder. You can also order different heat levels – from mildly spicy, to extremely hot – so hot in fact, it would probably burn out your entire intestinal trail from the oesophagus until it left your body forever!

But once I tasted it, I wanted more! It was absolutely delicious. I’m thinking of starting my own Currywurst franchise in Australia!

In fact, the Currywurst is such an icon in Berlin, there is even a dedicated Currywurst Museum! No joke! Here is the sign that proves it!

Currywurst Tasty German Sausage

More Currywurst Stuff

Believe it or not, you can buy the sauce mix on Amazon – the Knorr Fix For Curry Sausage – Sauce Mix. I’m actually tempted to buy some myself!

See more at my crazy list of German  Swear Words, Slang and Expletives!

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  1. August 14, 2012    

    Every time I get back to Berlin, I generally head strait for the nearest currywurst stand. It’s also a great snack when you’re stumbling home from a night out.

    • August 17, 2012    

      I reckon Currywurst is one of the best munchie foods ever! I can’t resist a kebab at 3am after a big night out, but a Currywurst is right up there! Yummo

  2. World Traveller World Traveller
    August 18, 2012    

    Currywurst was invented by Herta Heuwer in Berlin in 1949 as an affordable but filling meal for the people of Berlin at a time when food was in short supply.

    When you order your Currywurst you can ask for it skin on “Currywurst mit Darm” or without skin “Currywurst ohne Darm”. Sausage casings were in short supply in the Soviet-controlled side of the city. If you grew up in East Berlin, you like sausage without skin; if you grew up in West Berlin, you probably prefer sausage with skin.

    I’m not from Berlin, I prefer Currywurst without skin and in my opinion the best place to get it is from Fritz & Co (a Currywurst stall) on Wittenberg Platz in the Schöneberg area of Berlin.

  3. August 20, 2012    

    Wow! It looks so delicious!I must try Currywurst when I visit Berlin.

  4. September 21, 2012    

    looks so wrong but tastes so right, best snack I was introduced in Berlin.
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  5. October 9, 2012    

    I live in Berlin for a while now and I crave a Currywurst once in a while. But careful- I tried the “very hot” version once, and I couldn’t finish it- my tongue burned so much! And- Currywurst even has established in the German educational syste!In secondary school, we had to read the book “Die Entdeckung der Currywurst”(The discovery of the Currywurst) by Uwe Timm .

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