Hamburg’s Parlament has a looong sausage

In the dungeons underneath Hamburg’s city hall, you’ll find the old and classic German restaurant, Parlament.

Parlament serves one of the best currywursts I’ve ever tasted and definitely my favorite one in Hamburg.

Unlike most places where you get currywurst, this is a fine restaurant so expect to pay a lot more - but it’s worth it. They have their own curry sauce recipe which is very smooth and on the sweeter side. And the long sausage is of exquisite quality and perfectly prepared.

All in all, this giant platter of currywurst greatness, scores an easy 5 out of 5, despite the wrong practice of placing salad items on the plate. It doesn’t belong there - keep the currywurst real and politically incorrect, thank you!

A couple of weeks ago I got to do one of the most fun things you can do in Hamburg: Watch FC St. Pauli play football at home on Millerntor!
And of course I had to try their currywurst before the game. While it’s infinitely better than your average US stadium hotdog, it’s still just an average 3 of 5 currywurst.
Despite a 2-2 draw it was a fantastic game! If you ever get the chance to go, do NOT hesitate - even if you don’t like football.

A couple of weeks ago I got to do one of the most fun things you can do in Hamburg: Watch FC St. Pauli play football at home on Millerntor!

And of course I had to try their currywurst before the game. While it’s infinitely better than your average US stadium hotdog, it’s still just an average 3 of 5 currywurst.

Despite a 2-2 draw it was a fantastic game! If you ever get the chance to go, do NOT hesitate - even if you don’t like football.

Great soft tacos at Puesto’s at the Headquarters location, close to the bayfront in San Diego.
From left to right I tried the cochinita pibil pork, the filet mignon beef, and the grilled shrimp. And they all rocked, but I really liked the chili marinated pork with a tiny kick to it - that was my favorite.
I don’t rate tacos, but these were definitely good and come recommended.

Great soft tacos at Puesto’s at the Headquarters location, close to the bayfront in San Diego.

From left to right I tried the cochinita pibil pork, the filet mignon beef, and the grilled shrimp. And they all rocked, but I really liked the chili marinated pork with a tiny kick to it - that was my favorite.

I don’t rate tacos, but these were definitely good and come recommended.

The best french fries on the planet

In case you don’t know, Denmark as a country is essentially built upon bacon and potatoes. We even have a dish that’s the perfect combo between the two - it’s called stegt flæsk med persillesovs! Pretty awesome stuff.

Anyway, I like meat, but I also like potatoes! I’d pick mash over any other type on most days, but some good ol’ french fries can be DAMN good, especially if you’re hungover. Which I never am. Cough.

This is my top 3 of the best fries I’ve tasted on this planet. And that’s CRISPY fries, of course. Those soggy ones you kan keep with your poutine.

  1. Bourbon Steak (Washington DC, USA)
    Duck fat. Yes. They fried the damn fries in duck fat. I don’t think I need to add anything else here.

  2. Henne Kirkeby Kro (Henne, Denmark)
    The best fish’n’chips I ever tasted, obviously included some truly divine fries by Mr. Cunningham’s secret kitchen of gnomes and elves in the middle of nowhere in Jylland. Potato magic.

  3. Fredes Flyvende Tallerken (Aarhus, Denmark)
    Imagine baked potatoes in the oven. And then, right before they’re done - you yank them out, cut them up, and deep fry them. Are you kidding me they’re good! By the way, the chili mayo is damn good too!

At In-N-Out in the US, I find that you get the best fries in a fastfood setting. I always order these fresh cut fries ‘extra well’ so they’re almost as crispy as a bag of potato chips. Yum!

There you have it! If you like your fries crispy, don’t miss out on these when you’re in that neighbourhood!

In San Diego one of the religious wars is, who serves the best burger in town: Hodad’s in Ocean Beach or Rocky’s Crown Pub in Pacific Beach?
This is a very delicious burger with great condiments and a very tasty beef patty - a certain 5 out of 5. Is it better than Bossman’s beast? I don’t think so - but that doesn’t it’s bad in any way.
And thanks for taking me to yet another amazing greasy spoon joint, stacycooksalot

In San Diego one of the religious wars is, who serves the best burger in town: Hodad’s in Ocean Beach or Rocky’s Crown Pub in Pacific Beach?

This is a very delicious burger with great condiments and a very tasty beef patty - a certain 5 out of 5. Is it better than Bossman’s beast? I don’t think so - but that doesn’t it’s bad in any way.

And thanks for taking me to yet another amazing greasy spoon joint, stacycooksalot

Last week I swung by CurryCologne to taste their currywurst of local fame, the original Berliner with a delicious bratwurst. And it was great with a nice kick to the curry when you ask for the ‘pikant’ option.
The service was great this evening, but on an earlier occasion I swung by and they were closing, despite being earlier than their official closing hours. Not ideal when you travel across Cologne only to try this wonder…
Overall I’m rating this a 4 out of 5 experience with a clear potential to get the full 5 on a later occasion. The future will tell!

Last week I swung by CurryCologne to taste their currywurst of local fame, the original Berliner with a delicious bratwurst. And it was great with a nice kick to the curry when you ask for the ‘pikant’ option.

The service was great this evening, but on an earlier occasion I swung by and they were closing, despite being earlier than their official closing hours. Not ideal when you travel across Cologne only to try this wonder…

Overall I’m rating this a 4 out of 5 experience with a clear potential to get the full 5 on a later occasion. The future will tell!

WTF?! An 18 karats gold currywurst?!

A currywurst served with 18 karats gold?! While it is a bullshitty gimmick, perfect for the allegedly snouty people in Düsseldorf, the overall experience was very good. As in pretty damn good, actually!

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And props to Mauermann’s Curry near the Rheinturm on the banks of the Rhine for taking the currywurst to the next level with an exquisite high quality sausage and a very good tasting side of pommes spezial - french fries with ketchup, mayo, and diced raw onions on top.

The curry ketchup on the sausage, along with the drizzled curry tasted great and did have a little kick to it, but a little extra hotness would be ok. All in all this is one of the very best currywursts I’ve ever tasted - an easy 5 out of 5.

Oh, by the way: You couldn’t taste the gold on the sausage. But it did look exclusive - just like the pretentious people in Düsseldorf like it.