Featured Dish: Currywurst, Snag Stand8/20/2012 07:28:00 AM
The last time I did a "Featured Dish" post (St. Ali's incredible Bo Peep!), I said I'd be trying to do one every Monday - and that was four weeks ago! Whoops! As I'm sure you've gathered, this past month has seen me blog less frequently than I usually like to: moving house meant three whole weeks without proper internet, there was that little trip to Sydney, and I started my new job. It's been CRAY-CRAY! Now I'm settling into my new routine, I finally have the time for many more blogposts, and I'm looking forward to getting back to my usual blogging levels. Yay!
|Snag Stand, Melbourne Central, with the Currywurst sign circled - why so hidden away?|
Obviously, I loved it, primarily for the novelty of being able to buy Currywurst here, but it tasted good too! I thought the sausage itself was of high quality and very tasty.
The Currywurst seemed very inauthentic though, with Aussie-style thick cut chips, and not nearly as much ketchup as the Currywursts I've had in Germany. (See my Berlin 2006 post for an example!) However, I do think that Germans (and West Europeans in general) have a higher tolerance for sauce-soaked foods than we do. It was, surprisingly, incredibly spicy (i.e. the level of heat you'd normally find in Szechuan noodle soups like Dan Dan Mien), rather than having that mild curry flavour that seems so popular in Germany. I love hot food, so I was happy with this, but unless you really, really like very hot food, you might struggle. I wonder if this was intentional or a mistake? Either way, I liked it! Apparently you can also request curry ketchup on normal hot dogs (i.e. the ones with buns), not just as part of the Currywurst, so get to it!
Cnr La Trobe & Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: (03) 9639 6544