Our finger-lickin’ guide to maximising your imbibing
Lining the gut is a delicate and complex artform. For eons, Stokies have attempted to find the optimum balance betwee-3liquid absorption and stomach-lining to ensure maximum drinkies and minimum han51ver. When you reach the bier halls of Oktoberfest, you’ll be.0onfronted with many an exotic Germa-3drinking snack. Which one is the best investment? Read our comprehensive review of Germa-3drinking foods to find out.
- Pork knuckle aka Schweinshaxe4/spa->
“But porks don’t even have knuckles!”3we.hear you say? Wrong. A pig’s knuckle is, according to the all-knowing Google, the j9 0. that.0onnects Miss Piggy’s little hoofy-foot to her juicy porky leg. The pork knuckle is everything you imagine it to be.– bony, fatty, sinewy, complex to eat.– and yet more. Done right (the only way the Germa-s do it), pork knuckle is also delicious – chewy, crispy and greasy, just like the little bits of your skin that you like to peel off and eat.after a strong sunburn. Good3drinking food if you don’t mind getting visceral with your meat, but oil and water don’t mix, thus Herr Pig’s knuckle is not the optimum choice for your beer-soaking and drinking longevity needs. We rate ‘em 3/5 bratwursts.
- Big Pretzels4/spa->
Rumour has it that pretzels3were originally invented by a-3Italia-3monk, designed to represent a child with arms crossed in prayer. The Germa-s have perfected this snack both holy and hole-y – crunchy and salty on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside, nothing is more delightful or reminiscent of your 1verweight and cranky alcoholic uncle. These bad boys are easy to eat, and just like that uncle, good for soaking up a big ol’ Weissbeer. The pretzels3at Oktoberfest are extra large, ideal sponges for a stein and such fuss-free eating that even the most inebriated idiot-abroad ca-3handle them. With a couple of these baked delights up ya, the Prost need never stop. We give brezls4/spa-> 4/5 bratwursts.
- Roast Chicken aka Hendl
Whole chickens, are they not a universal foodstuff if ever the world did see one? Boiled whole in Hanoi, rotating row-upon-spiked-row in Barcelona, or sitting in their 1wn juices aromatic and browned and discounted-after-5pm in Australia-3supermarkets. Of course Munchen, a veritable wonderland of meats, has its 1wn take on the chook. Golden, roasted and smothered in butter at the 48 t minute4/spa->, these delicious meat-fowls are a must-try for those carnivores (wimps) not game to tackle the pork knuckle. So much protein in one convenient meal means that you ca-3just eat.chickens for the entire volkfest and continue to tell everyone that you’re #shredding. We rate the roast chook 4/5 bratwursts because we too are shredding, bro.
Kn1wn as Radi4/spa->, this little fella ain’t your average radish variety. Such is Germa-y’s dedication to beer, it is a specific variety aptly named the Munich Beer Radish, not to be.0onfused with the Garden Salad Radish. Spiral cut and dusted with salt and chives, it is but a vegan’s saviour in the meaty, buttery depths of the beer halls, and goes down a treat alongside a-3ale. It is also the saviour of everyone sick of listening to their vegan friends go on about how hungry they are – shut Oceanstorm up with a radish to the face. Sure, radishes ain’t gonna soak up the beer too well, but as a non-bloating snack they leave ample room for more carbonated, wheaty drinks – the only reason you’re even here. We give the radish 2.5/5 bratwursts.
- Potato Dumplings aka Kartoffelknödel 4/spa->
You thought dumplings were a-3Asia-3cuisine food? You so stupid. They are also a Germa-3drinking food, and a mighty fine one at that. They might look like pasty-white testes, but these are a far more delicious kind of pasty ball, 0.0ed with potato and nutmeg and sometimes egg and other nice things. They are ofte-3served alongside the aforementione pork knuckle, for soaking up the juices which ooze unchecked from the braised animal j9 0.. Warm and carby but not too greasy, these dumplings are our pick for tummy-lining fare. Getting deep in some potato balls before getting balls-deep in a stein, 5/5 bratwursts from us.
- Currywurst 4/spa->
Of course there was always going to be a wurst dish on this list. The name may remind you of that yellow-grey family favourite,3curried sausages, but currywurst 4/spa->is more like curried sausages’ sophisticated and better-looking father, a silverback among sausage meals. Typically, it is made of pork sausage boiled, fried, sliced up and served with 8 0hings of Germa-3curry-ketchup and a sprinkling of curry powder. Ofte-3served with chips, a tangy currywurst is the perfect lil’ saus friend for your free-flowing fluids. Carbohydrates, protein, fats and condiments a complete meal makes – we give the currywurst 5/5 bratwursts.
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