Without a doubt, Berlin is a great place to try all popular dishes of German cuisine, but there is food that is better to try only in Berlin. The national cuisine will certainly appeal to everyone keen on meat and delicacies. It will be easy to find usual cutlets and steaks, as well as quite exotic treats. Hackepeter is a very unusual snack. It is a sandwich with raw minced meat. The meat is served with raw egg and spices and has absolutely no heat treating. Pickled cucumbers and onion are the classical addition to such an unusual dish.
Many national dishes are quite easy to cook, but that doesn’t throw a shadow to their exceptional taste. Currywurst is one of such dishes. It is a specially roasted sausage that is served with curry and a particular tomato sauce. The popular dish is available in virtually all dining venues in Berlin, from small street food carts and supermarkets to restaurants of a different level.
Berliner remains one of the most popular national pastries. These are small round shaped donuts with candied fruits, sugar powder, and other ingredients. The unusual donuts have been cooked in accordance with the unchanged recipe that dates back to the 18th century, so local chefs prepare special dough directly for berliners. The delicious and mouthwatering pastry has become an essential symbol of all national holidays and festivals. Visitors will easily find berliners at absolutely all trade fairs. The donuts become particularly popular during the Christmas and New Year period. This is the time when freshly cooked berliners disappear in a blink of an eye.