Oktoberfest Feasting - What Foods We Can't Wait To Get Stuck Into
Oktoberfest is back in Dubai on October 1st and we can't wait!
For those of you who don't know, Oktoberfest is the worlds largest beer and travelling funfair, it's held annually in Munich and is basically and excuse to dress up in a drindl or lederhosen and drink beer. The rest of the world has caught on to what an epic fest this is and now Oktoberfest is a world wide phenomenon.
It started in Germany on September 19th and runs until October 4th.
Along with this epic beer fest, we'll be tracking the highs and lows of German cuisine. The Germans pretty much have some of the most amusingly named foods in the world. Here's a few of the foods we have to look forward to:
Who doesn't love a German sausage.
Wurst Sausage. Whether it's a Curry-Wurst from Berlin or a Rostbratwurst mit Sauerkraut from Nurnberg make sure you get your teeth stuck into one of these tasty numbers. Not the wurst (!) option for the post-Oktoberfest 4am walk home.
Sauerkraut: Chopped, pickled cabbage. Yum. Germans pretty much like to pickle everything they can get their hands on. Sauerkraut is probably the most popular and goes with everything from your Wurst to your Schnitzel. Pile it on in a heap to get one of your 5 a day or tastefully use it as a garnish. Either way Sauerkraut is a must.
We've all made fun of the name at some point
Schnitzel. Tha'ts right we said it. Schnitzel. Traditionally made with Veal and called "Wienerschnitzel". Schnitzel is a flat meat covered in flour eggs and breadcrumbs and then friend in a pan.
A piece of pie
Apfelstrudel. Strudel is actually the name of the pastry and it comes in both savoury and sweet variations. Apfelstrudel being the most epic of these. Apple, cinnamon, nuts, breadcrumbs and rum are rolled together in the pastry and then baked to golden glory. We're drooling just thinking about it.
Pretty sure most people have been to German Doner at some point so no need to elaborate for this one.
Bier - Obviously not a food
but just as key. Oktoberfest would not be complete without an extensive array of beers to wash down all that grub and give us all an extra edge on the dance floor. We recommend the traditional Paulaner weissbier.