Berlin, the capital of Germany has a vibrant food culture. In this 3 part series we’re hunting down the best local German food and eating where the locals eat. In this video we’re eating some traditional German food at a butcher shop and finishing the day at a beer garden. Remember to subscribe for more food videos: https://goo.gl/9rfeRS and if you want to support more Chasing a Plate content check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/chasingaplate *********************************************************************** What we ate and where we ate it: Eisbein and Boulette at Domke Nino Fleischerei, Warschauer Str. 64, 10243 Berlin, Germany. Open Monday to Friday 6:30am to 10:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm. Beer at Prater Beer Garden, Kastanienallee 7-9, 10435 Berlin, Germany. Open daily, 12:00pm to midnight. #germanfood #berlinfood #germanfoodtour If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up, share it and subscribe to our channel. Thanks so much for your support. Want more food and travel videos? Check out our food videos from Malaysia: https://goo.gl/TCkz4o *********************************************************************** We’re Thomas and Sheena, food and travel fiends. We travel full time, hunting for the best food in the world to showcase via our YouTube videos. #streetfood #beststreetfood #food #chasingaplate *********************************************************************** OUR BLOG: WWW.CHASINGAPLATE.COM INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, PINTEREST @chasingaplate #chasingaplate ***********************************************************************
we’re in Berlin, Germany we are so
excited to be filming a bunch of food
videos here let’s get food hunting for
this one
Berlin the capital of
Germany has a vibrant food culture in
this three-part series we’re hunting
down the best local German food and
eating where the locals eat
in this video
we’re eating traditional German food at a
butcher’s shop and finishing the day at
a beer garden you don’t want to miss
this video get ready for some
mouth-watering food
I’m Thomas and I’m
Sheena and we’re Chasing a Plate we hope
you’re hungry, let’s eat!
today is all about traditional food here
in Berlin and we’ve heard that butcher
shops here often have a restaurant
attached so you can go and buy your
fresh cuts of meat but you can also buy
a meal and they serve some of the most
traditional foods you’ll find so we’re
gonna go to this one right behind me
here so you can sit out on the footpath
they’ve got seats inside as well and
we’re gonna get some really traditional
German food today
there’s about 10 or 15 dishes on the menu
at this butcher’s shop and so we chose
some real classics so I have got a
humungous portion of eisbein so
eisbein is pickled ham hock and it’s
served with some sauerkraut and also
some I think just boiled potatoes
there’s a some sort of sauce on top of
that and a huge splodge of mustard and
then we also ordered the boulette so
the boulette is like a meatball and then
it’s come, it comes with braised red
cabbage some potatoes and then a really
thick brown gravy these dishes weigh a
ton we couldn’t help laughing when
the lady was dishing up both of these
mains because they were just ginormous or they are
just ginormous and they weigh a ton
they’re so heavy these plates are just
piled up with food
all right let’s crack into this eisbein
so this is the pickled ham hock and whoa
whoa look at that I’m barely touching the meat
and it is just falling away it is so
tender, holy moly, all right let’s get a
bite of that meat I’m just gonna swipe
it through that mustard ohhh it’s covered
in that mustard
let’s just give it a taste
Wow whoa it is so so tender, it’s not dry
at all, the ham hock has been brined so
when you brine meat you it tenderises it and
that is tender as anything the mustard
is quite mild very creamy but has a
little bit of a tanginess that is beautiful
with the meat, let’s just go again I’m gonna
get a, look at this, gosh it just
honestly it just falls away from the
bone so easily alright so more of that
meat and then I’m going to grab some
sauerkraut so sauerkraut is fermented
cabbage and I can see some fennel seeds
in there
I think the sauerkraut has been warmed
through
whoa oh it’s really really good the
sauerkraut has a beautiful tanginess
it’s really soft, really sort of melt in
your mouth and it works perfectly with
the meat which is quite rich so the
pork is quite rich, a little bit fatty
that is beautiful
I’ve got this boulette or this
meatball to dive into so as Sheena said
got this meatball it is swimming in a
whole lot of very thick brown gravy
we’ve got the red cabbage which is
pickled and that’s slightly warmed I’d
say and then we’ve got a big pile of
boiled potatoes so just straight up boiled
potatoes
I see no butter or anything just they
are what they are and
this sort of food is what I wanted to
be eating when we came to Germany really
traditional, really classic food it’s
really neat to be at this butcher shop
as well I’ve never seen a restaurant
attached to a butcher shop like this so this
is just a real local everyday butcher’s
shop nothing special nothing is
different but then has the restaurant
attached it’s a really neat idea, let’s
cut into this meatball and look how big
it is, it’s absolutely huge oh look at
that thick gravy pushing out the sides
all right look at that so it’s a really
fine mince meat in there I think this is
a combination of meats I can’t be sure
but I think it’s probably some beef
maybe some veal and it could even be
more different meats in there so let’s
get some meatball
on and the red, it
looks like there’s some chilies in there
as well to give it a little bit of a
kick so we’ll get some red cabbage some
meatball and that’s covered in that
thick brown gravy
Oh yum, oh that is good the meatball’s not too strong
in its flavour but it’s got a little bit
of a smokiness where it’s been grilled
and the tanginess, the vinegar from that
pickled cabbage really comes through
strong and that works perfectly with the
gravy the really thick gravy which i
think is a beef gravy has a real beef
flavour but it’s really mixed with the
sauce from the cabbage so it’s meaty but it’s really
tangy from that, from that vinegar, it’s
really good
let’s get a bit a bit more of
this meatball so you can see it’s got
like a really hard crust where it’s been
cooked and it’s like it’s been cooked in
a lot of oil so almost shallow fried because
the outside is quite crispy and the
inside is really soft you can see that
there let’s get ohhhh that potato look at
that covered in the gravy and then the
meatball soaked in that gravy too
hmm oh that is good this is comfort food
this is home cooking and what it feels
like it feels like real homestyle food
and the flavour is incredible it’s not
too full on, a little bit salty, a little
bit sweet from the from the pickled
cabbage, this is delicious
we couldn’t not
get a beer to go with these meals so
beer is huge in Germany I mean you see
beer shops and beer being sold and
consumed everywhere so to go with this
meal we’ve got a Radler which will be
sort of a lager-y type beer and it
should have a citrus flavour
hmm oh yeah really citrusy oh that’s
really good
that’s actually perfect to go with these
meals because the citrus flavor will cut
through the heaviness of the meal so
that fatty element especially Sheena’s
I’d say with that that fatty heavy
pork that is a very nice beer
all right so I
admit that this is not the most
beautiful-looking dish but holy moly it
is really tasty so I have got a piece of
that eisbein, the sauerkraut and then
also some potato in this mouthful
oh it’s delicious
you’ve got the really rich meat
the tanginess from the sauerkraut and then that
floury potato
all the elements on the
plate work really well together it’s a really balanced meal
you can really get
a good sign of what I’m talking about
with the mixing of the liquids there so you
can see all the vinegary red gooeyness
from the from the cabbage mixing with
that brown gravy and the flavour that’s
creating is so so good now something we
haven’t covered so far with these is the
affordability these are incredibly cheap
these meals so they’re, mine is 5 Euro
and I think Sheena’s is 6 so that’s
only 6 or 7 US dollars for this
huge plate of food this absolutely massive plate piled high
I mean Sheena
has an entire pork hock on her plate
so incredible value these places as well
and we hear that this one is even
phenomenal is beyond incredible value
it’s even cheaper than you will normally
find and the crowds are really starting
to build now as we get closer to
lunchtime and I know why because the
food is great, the atmosphere is great
and the value cannot be beaten, it’s
incredible
we sure are full after that, that was
really good and it wasn’t easy to find
that sort of place so a lot of the
traditional food is actually being
served at touristy restaurants and we
didn’t want that we wanted a real local’s
restaurant and that was about as local
as it gets that was a really really neat
place to eat food like that we’re gonna
carry on the traditional food thing now
we’re gonna go to a beer garden so
German beer garden and sample some of
the local brews, woo hoo!
after that humongous meal lounging in a
beer garden seemed like the perfect idea
so we’ve come to Berlin’s oldest beer
garden I think it’s been around since
the 1800s and it’s apparently really
massive, it seats 600 people
but if you
come at 130 on a Wednesday you don’t
really need to fight for a seat so seats
600 there’s about 8 people here so
it’s definitely not going to be the best
atmosphere but it should be incredible
beer
it’s a really nice hot sunny day here in
Berlin so it’s perfect to be sitting in
this beer garden and drinking beer so I
ordered something which I’ve been really
curious about and that is a Berliner
Weisse so it’s a cloudy sour beer
that’s served with either raspberry syrup
or woodruff syrup, woodruff is a plant it
sort of has an earthy sweet flavour but I
went with raspberry and this is like a
real Berlin drink
I think it’s normally something that’s
drunken more by tourists than by locals
but I’m still curious to try it so when I
saw it on the menu
I had to order it all right it’s served in
like this giant jar like glass
hmm, whoa
yeah it’s quite sweet because of the
raspberry cordial but then the sourness
of the beer comes through so it’s sort
of quite balanced it’s really refreshing
I have a Prater Pilsner so this is a
pilsner beer Prater is the name of this
beer garden so I assume this is their
home brewed Pilsner it’s very good just
very easygoing, great to drink on a hot
day, prost, porst, porst? Prost? Prost.
so that’s cheers in German
delicious on a hot day I really like
this garden quiet like we said because
it’s 1:30pm on a Wednesday but this would
be raging when it’s packed with people
but it’s just a really nice place to sit
even when it’s quiet like this because
it’s very peaceful surrounded by trees
just a really nice place for a beer
and that was such a good lunch as well that we had, it
was just really hearty, satisfying, it was
seriously hearty, I don’t think we’ll need to eat for the
like, day
it was a lot of food, really good, remember to
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