Well, German food of course!
German food was definitely great opportunity to replenish my body with those food groups that I’ve been missing: sugar, carbohydrates, fat….! To add to that, there was a huge street festival in our neighbourhood filled with just food and alcohol! And for a change, it didn’t rain! What more could we have asked for?
Anyway, in Frankfurt, the best place to fill up on German food on a cool
Ebbelwei is apfelwein (apple wine) or in other words, apple cider. I’m not really sure exactly what the difference is between apfelwein and cider (apart from what I can find on the Internet) but apfelwein tastes less sweet than cider and has a cloudier liquid.
In any case, we’re lucky that we live in Sachsenhausen where our main street has 2 of the oldest (so they claim) Ebbelwei taverns in Frankfurt. These taverns are filled with long, solid and dark wooden tables and benches, and are often filled with merry Germans digging into hearty meals!
The first couple of times that the Hubs and I went to one of these taverns, we were completely unfamiliar with the food and so ordered by pointing at dishes that someone else was having at the table next to us! This time round, we knew what we wanted!
This is what I had.
This dish is apparently a Frankfurter speciality: Grüne Soße (pronounced “groone sosse”, something like that). The sauce is a mixture of herbs and sour cream, yogurt or cream. This lovely sauce is served usually over plain hard boiled eggs and potatoes.
Hubs on the other hand, being very dairy-intolerant, decided on the stereotypical German meal: sausages, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. His mashed potatoes seemed to have been mixed with what we thought was apfelwein, which gave it a little sweetness.
And we washed all that down with apfelwein naturally! 2 hours later, we all strolled out of the tavern clutching our bellies ;-)
Here’s a picture of what apfelwein is usually served in! Ok, the jug’s not usually that big but you get the picture ;-)
And this picture is for Lyrical Lemongrass who loves German beer! No, it’s not the umbrellas that you should be interested in; it’s what’s written on the umbrellas: Schöfferhofer, my current favourite German weizen beer.