Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to share my visit to The Black Forest (schwarzwälder), a forested mountain range in Germany. Also I’d like to introduce German food what I had. I only took a mini track nearby my friend’s house, still I was overwhelmed by the nature.
Walking up around 9 a.m. and we had German-style breakfast. We prepared the meal together based on what Rebecca normally has in the morning, from bread to tea, everything was perfect.
We originally planned to go to the Black Forest and take a day hike, but due to the weather circumstance we changed the plan. We decided to take a mini-track nearby her house.
When we left the house it started drizzling. It didn’t take that long the drizzle changed into snow. The weather in the forest is unexpectable and can change in a short moment, thus it would be better to be always prepared even if you’re going for a walk.
The snow turned into mild snow storm suddenly, so we had to come back after two hours. The visible distance wasn’t that long due to the weather, but the thick fog made the forest more mysterious and surreal. Even though it was a short walk, I could see many things that I haven’t seen before such as the giant ant house (left picture).
I didn’t worry what to eat in Germany because my friend knows well about the local food. All the restaurants I’ve tried, every dish had a big portion. I asked my german friend, and she told me it’s normal portion in Germany. Compared to French food, I would say it was almost double portion.
Based on German pasta (short and curly), stir fried with onions and cheese. The rich flavor of the cheese and onion was very impressive and hard to stop. The perfect mixture of each ingredient worked up my appetite and warmed me from the cold weather. I tried this again in another restaurant. At the second restaurant, the way they cook the same food was different. They cooked noodles and onions separately and put the caramelized onions on the top of the pasta. I preferred the first one since I liked the harmony of each ingredient.
I love Vienna Schnitzel, and I visited Vienna again this year to visit figlmuller (To read my previous article on Figmuller, click here). When I saw this from the menu in a restaurant in Heidelberg, I couldn’t resist but order it. The meat was smaller than its original one in Vienna, but it accompanied with french fries which made the dish complete.
Schauerbraten mit Rotkraut und Knödel
This is a beef marinated in vinegar with red cabbage. I could taste very strong beef flavor. It seemed like well balanced dish with mashed potato, salad and meat. The portion was unbelievably big.
This is one of the daily foods in Germany. You can buy this thick pasta at any supermarket in Germany. The preparation is very simple and easy. Just cook it in the pan using Olive Oil and put some apple purée or jam to give more flavor. We had this for dinner with a French wine we brought from Paris and all of us had an amazing catching up time together with good meal.
Overall, German food seems very filling and heavy. While having the dish, I wanted to grab a beer to refresh me up. The local food didn’t seem to be fancy nor luxury, but it was very yummy and filling.
Enjoy your trip with Marimonda! See you soon. 🙂