Sunday, October 3, 2021


Currywurst is an iconic German fast-food dish and I try to have it at least once every time I visit Germany.  Probably not the healthiest of things to eat but it doesn't really matter when it tastes so dang good.  Currywurst is a fried pork sausage, either with or without the sausage skin, that is served sliced with either curry sauce or curry ketchup.  It is then topped with curry powder.  It is normally eaten with a bun or fries.

Like the Döner kebab, Currywurst is a Berlin creation.  It is credited to Herta Heuwer.  The story goes that back in 1949, she obtained either ketchup or Worcestershire sauce and curry powder from British soldiers.  After mixing them together and adding other spices she then poured it over pork sausages and this became Currywurst.  In 1951 she patented the sauce as "Chillup."

There are hundreds of snack stands in Berlin where you can get a good Currywurst.  However, you'll find it available all across the country.  You can buy Curryketcup in any grocery store.

There's even a Currywurst museum that opened in Berlin back in 2009.  I've never been but perhaps one day.  

Here are a couple of short videos I found out on YouTube about Currywurst.

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