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German Food [Apr. 1st, 2007|02:58 pm]
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Don accompanied me to Frankfurt on the 29th of March. He had never been to Germany before! We did other things besides eat, but I'm posting the food pictures first.

Sorry, vegetarians...


Don was curious about the "pork knuckle" with which everybody is obsessed. Without heeding my ominous words and exaggerated hand gestures, he ordered one. It arrived at the table with a knife stuck in it.


I ordered what I always have in Germany - pickled fishies. This one was a pickled herring, and the sauce is yogurt with gherkins and diced apples.

I was licking the last of the sauce off my plate long before Don admitted defeat at the hands of the knuckle. (Actually, what he said was something like, "I stab it with my steeley knives, but I just can't kill the beast!") The waitress made fun of him a little, and then when she brought our check, she said, "The dog over there likes you!"


The dog was SO happy!


Soon after, Don said, "I know I just had a huge piece of pork and I couldn't finish it, but I kinda want a pretzel the size of my head." A strange guy walking next to us collapsed with laughter.


We saw Haribo-adorned cookies on ribbons...


And amazing fruit and veggies...


Like these tiny artichokes!


This is just fun to say out loud.
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From: ex_chose
2007-04-01 11:31 am (UTC)
nothing better than german pretzels. or autrian pretzels. crap, now i'm craving one, TWICE the size of my head!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-02 04:37 am (UTC)
Heehee! To be fair, I think you have a small head. =P~
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-04-01 02:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, what he said was something like, "I stab it with my steeley knives, but I just can't kill the beast!"

Bwahahaha.
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[User Picture]From: lctrc_gtr_dde
2007-04-01 08:47 pm (UTC)
I shared dubaiwalla's reaction there, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2007-04-01 04:12 pm (UTC)
mm mm mm
i love pickled fishies!

its funny a german once told me that no one actually "lives" in Frankfurt, to not spend any time there but move on to other towns.

did you see any Romanesca at the market? that stuff trips me out!

i brought my Mom a pretzel back from the Frankfurt airport. even though it was cold and stiff when she got it- she said it was the BEST thing i could have brought her. she even changed the paper bag it came in. ^__^
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-02 04:31 am (UTC)
Sometimes our "airplane food" out of Germany contains Romanesca!
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2007-04-02 01:11 pm (UTC)
wow!!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-02 04:37 am (UTC)
Oh, and you're right - Frankfurt is the most blah German city I've ever seen. I kept trying to tell Don, "the rest of the country isn't like this!" He got lucky, though - the day after I left, he returned to the same spot these pictures were taken, and there was a huge market with crowds, crazy foods, wine and beer tastings, and excitement. =)
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[User Picture]From: lctrc_gtr_dde
2007-04-01 08:46 pm (UTC)
amazing fruit and veggies...
They look suspiciously like regular fruit and veggies? Curiosity overwhelms me.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-02 04:33 am (UTC)
They were gorgeous! The pineapples were a little squat and squarish (cute), the artichokes were closed (like they should be), the avocados were HUGE and soft, and everything was perfect.
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[User Picture]From: saikoutron
2007-04-02 05:52 am (UTC)
That knuckle is unreal, UNREAL I say(though my sense of manliness blushes ever so slightly as I do fancy your order a lot more)!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2007-04-02 06:31 pm (UTC)

This is just fun to say out loud.

fyoor dee hoong reeken: dare dooble vahpper!
fyoor dee hoong reeken: dare dooble vahpper!
fyoor dee hoong reeken: dare dooble vahpper!
fyoor dee hoong reeken: dare dooble vahpper!
fyoor dee hoong reeken: dare dooble vahpper!

Hey, you're right! XD
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[User Picture]From: speed_fetish
2007-04-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
Hoping to catch whatever happened to your bday celebrations ? What did you do ? :)
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