Food adventure @ Christmas Markets, Berlin
When it comes to Christmas, the Europeans love it. They go all out with their glitzy street decorations, Christmas carols and Christmas Markets. Fortunately for us, the first day of the Berlin Christmas Markets fell right onto our last day in the city and country. We decided to check out the food stalls for a little snack prior to dinner. But of course ended up eating to our stomach’s content, leaving no room for dinner at an actual restaurant. Ah well, worth it!
This lot of markets (there’s a few around the city) was located in the square between the French and German Cathedrals.
The festive mood was very infectious. Either that, or we were just super excited about the food.
Free chocolate cakes from a panda.
That fried aroma wafting from the langos store caught our attention, and we just had to give the Hungarian fried treat a go.
Langos, with sour cream, garlic, cheese and pepper.
When you have something fried that’s also smothered in sour cream and cheese, you know you have something great on your hands. Not so good for the waistline (and maybe the arteries), but great in taste nonetheless. The crunch of that langos complemented the creamy and cheesy topping to a T.
This was another stall that got our olfactory systems going…
Waffle, with custard cream and chocolate sauce.
This store had amazing dips. We were allowed to try samples, and had we had access to a fridge back at our hostel, we would have snapped up some spicy capsicum dip in a blink of an eye. The addition of the jalapenos and red onions just brought the flavour profile of the dip to a whole new level!
Wood-oven baked pizzas.
Ahhhh, that smokiness may make your clothes reek, but they really added an impeccable flavour to the crunchy pizza.
The base sported much crunch, while the simple ingredients combination of an oozy cheese layer, spring onions and crunchy bacon pieces made each mouthful a heavenly delight.
Lastly, we couldn’t resist ordering a crepe to share. We had seen and smelt them all throughout our trip and during the stroll through the markets, and the temptation had finally reached critical point.
Check out that generous application of Nutella. Each bite resulted in squirts of Nutella!
Nutella and banana crepe.
Surrounded by a jolly and festive atmosphere and great food, you can see why we got carried away with what was supposed to be just a snack and quick stop by. It was truly a great way to end our Berlin chapter with a bang, and the Christmas Markets (in any country) comes highly recommended.