Month: August 2015

Currywurst: Curry 7


Curry 7 is in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin just a block away from the Schlesiches Tor U-Bahnhof (subway station).

What Did We Have?

We each had a currywurst with casing and fries with mayo. Currywurst is 1.70 Euro and fries are 1.20 Euro. Mayo is an extra 0.20 Euro. We each also had a large Berliner Kindl pilsner at 2 Euro each.

Our Review

We were both in total agreement on Curry 7 so I combined our review into one.

The sausage was above average; crispy, fresh, and tasty. The sauce, however, was a bit of a disappointment.  It looked fine but it was not flavorful at all and it brought the whole experience down a notch. It’s too bad because the above average sausage deserved better.

The fries were OK, nothing extraordinary but nothing horrible. Overall Curry 7 falls right in the middle of the scale for us for currywurst.

Overall rating: Currywurst: 3.5 out of 5 | Fries:  3 out of 5


Waaaa! It’s Hot

We’re in the midst of our second prolonged heatwave in Berlin where temperatures have ranged from the high 80’s to the 100’s. This is likely to last through the end of this week.

In a country with precious little air conditioning, we’ve had to find creative ways to cool down, like going to the movies or shoving ice packs down our pants. (In truth, I’m  the only one who has done the ice pack thing). I typically hate prolonged exposure to air conditioning but when it’s this hot, I wouldn’t say no to at least having a little A/C in school. Thankfully, humidity has stayed low and it usually cools down at night.

One thing I’ve noticed more of during the summer heat is that Germans (at least Berliners) love cucumbers. They eat them like apples. On several occasions I have spotted Berliners happily munching away on a whole, raw cucumber on their morning commute as if they were eating a peach or a nectarine.

On one hand, this makes sense as cucumbers are cooling and are in high season at the moment. On the other hand, if I ate a whole, raw cucumber I’d be burping non-stop for 3 days straight.

I am jealous of anyone who can eat them this way as I, like any gentleman, always require my cucumbers to be peeled, seeded, and sliced.

Currywurst: Curry am Rathaus


Curry am Rathaus (in English: Curry at the town hall) is just a block or two from school in the Neukölln neighborhood of Berlin. It is directly across Karl Marx Straße from the always busy Neukölln town hall.

What Did I Have?

I had a currywurst with casing and fries with mayo. Both the fries and the  sausage cost 1.70 Euro and, rare for Europe, ketchup and mayo are free! As a bit of a diversion from the regular order, I asked for mine to be ein bisschen sharf (a little spicy).

My Review

The sausage here was great. It was fresh and nicely spiced with a good snap to the casing. The sauce was reminiscent of Zur Bratpfanne, tangy, a little sweet, and a thicker consistency that the average place. Overall, this was a good currywurst and I appreciated the added heat from my asking for it to be spicy.

The fries on the other hand were a catastrophe. The oil was either not hot enough or they didn’t cook them long enough. Either way, these were sad and soggy. However, I will go back and try the fries again because they had just dealt with a large group of people with 6 or 7 orders of fries and they may not have let the oil get back up to the proper temperature.

Overall rating: Currywurst: 4.25 out of 5 | Fries:  provisionally a 1 out of 5


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