This is probably the last of my Europe series of Top 5 eats, because well.. I didn’t managed to find Top 5 eats in all the European cities that I’ve visited though there are a few standouts but not enough for Top 5. I contemplated doing one for Italy, because I went to 4 Italian cities so I do have a Top 5 for Italy as a whole, but not Top 5 for an individual city. Oh wells, but that might ruin the essence of the whole Top 5 eats thing. Anyways, munich is a city really special to me, since it was the city I was based in. Munich is famous for its beer, and of course Oktoberfest and that’s pretty much it. But to me, its a whole lot more than that. It’s a place that I forged so much memories with my exchange friends, a place where I learnt to be independent, a place where I would call my second home. As usual, shall kick off the post with some photos of this quiet, organized and beautiful city. And then.. shall introduce you my Top 5 eats in Munich! Yummmmmmy 🙂
Looking at all these photos again never fails to bring a smile to my face! Reminiscing my exchange days need gets old. Anyhow, time for the main agenda.. my Top 5 eats in Munich!
#5 Augustiner Bräustuben
Munich is the capital of Bavaria, so many of my friends who visited Munich would ask for the best place to go for a Bavarian meal? And that of course includes Bavarian beer. All the beer houses in Munich sells food, but where to go for the best? This is your answer.
This place serves kickass meaty Bavarian food. Be it your pork knuckles or your grilled platters.. this place has it all covered and they serve it well. I particularly loved their pork knuckle here, crispy skin with tender meat, compliments the signature beer sauce, definitely the best I’ve eaten in Munich. And the ambience here is good as well, as its crowded almost all the time so you get the Bavarian atmosphere. Of course in terms of true ambience, I would recommend the famous Hofbrauhaus at Marienplatz, because they have a live band playing Bavarian music there (but the service and food fails in comparison, go there only for ambience and their beer). And speaking of beer, Jon says that Augustiner is his favorite beer after sampling almost all Bavarian beers, so do remember to order a pint! 🙂
Lansberger strasse 19
Everyday 10am to 12midnight
#4 Weisswurst (No particular stall)
This is hands down my favorite Bavarian dish of all time!!!
A Weisswurst is a traditional Bavarian sausage made from minced veal and pork back bacon. They are brought to the table in a big bowl together with the hot water used for preparation (so it does not cool down too much), then eaten without its skin. Locals usually consume it by cutting the sausage longways and then “rolling out” the meat from the skin with a fork, and of course that’s how I eat it as well. Dig out a piece of that goodness and dunk it in that Bavarian sweet mustard sauce..
What you get it that soft, tender sausage.. which saltiness perfectly complements the tanginess of the sauce. I love it so much I eat that every time I have a casual lunch. Oh it is usually serves with Pretzel but honestly I don’t care for the Pretzel, it’s just not for me. The only type of Pretzel I eat in Munich would be a Butter Pretzel (chunks of butter squeezed into the plain Pretzel, so sinful but so so good), I don’t like to eat plain bread haha.
Do take note that this dish is typically only served before 12 midnight, so remember to wake up early and have it for breakfast! And I would love to recommend a particular restaurant for this but honestly, they all have the same standard. Trust me! But if you were to insist I throw in some names.. here are 2 places that I’ve tried it before:
Weisses Brauhaus (Near Marienplatz)
Tal 7, 81673 Munich
Cafe An Der Uni (Near LMU & English Garden)
Ludwigstraße 24, 80539 München
#3 Sausage Stand @ Viktualienmarkt
Everyone goes to this food market when in Munich.. honestly, it has a really wide variety of produce but as for cooked food, nothing much to shout out for. Except this! I always get sausages here every time I walk past, it’s that good! I used to order only the typical German sausages until Val recommended me the chili one when she came over to visit. Boy was that added spice good! I love the sausages here and they are always fresh off the grill so except piping hot goodness! You can get yours with a bun, but I love eating a variety of sausages instead. Why waste that stomach space on buns!
This stall is located @ Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 München (10am to 6pm)
Just look out for the stall (as shown in pic), located at the corner of the food market
#2 Andy’s Krablergarten
This Pork Schnitzel is so heavenly.. I can’t even *drools*
My friend Edward brought us to this place, and I was mind blown. Crispy batter, tender but firm pork fillet with the right amount of fat, and tasty sauce. What more can you ask for from a Schnitzel?
I’ve tasted countless Schnitzels during my exchange and trust me. This is the best i’ve tried. It’s really perfection. And they have different sauces that you can choose from like pepper sauce (I recommend this), mushroom sauce etc, which is different from the other Schnitzels which usually comes without the sauce. I love this place so much I actually braved the snow and dined here alone just to satisfy my sudden craving!
Thalkirchner Str. 2,
Everyday 10am to 12midnight
#1 Daddy Longlegs
Okay, this is the least German and least Bavarian on the list (obviously). But I just had to include this because this is the place that I had the best acai bowl ever!! I have to admit, I’ve never had an acai bowl before, so when I first tasted it, I thought that acai bowls all tasted that good! The acai bowl here was not icy like a smoothie but rather creamy and chilled. It had the perfect balance of the acai and its other ingredients (i’m guessing its milk?) producing the best acai bowl I’ve even tasted.
And for those of you who has never tried an acai bowl, (but you’ve probably heard of it given the hype), acai bowl is generally a smoothie like bowl made from the super fruit acai berries and topped with fruits, oats, nuts etc. This food trend has finally arrived in Singapore, but it was so disappointing..
After this acai bowl, I went on and tried acai bowls in Singapore. And I’m so so disappointed. The acai bowl in Singapore sucks so bad even my recipe for acai bowl is way better! (shall post the recipe soon!) That’s when I realize that the one in Munich is really so darn good! My Australian friends who already experienced the acai bowl wave/trend in Australia said that the acai bowl here is also the best!
I NEED THIS STANDARD OF ACAI BOWLS NOW IN SINGAPORE!
Oh and you can do a day of cafe hopping around this area, they have other pretty cafes too. Just walk around and get lost! Munich is so peaceful and quiet its pretty nice to walk around and just soak yourself in the ambience.
Barer Str. 42, 80799 München
Everyday 10am to 7pm
And that is the end of this post, thank you for reading! I hope that even when I start work, I would still find the time and energy to keep this blog going! Next up, bringing you back to Asia, look out for my Top 5 eats in Taiwan and possibly Bali! Stay hungry and happy ❤