This week’s blog is about our trip to Herman ze German. Situated in the heart of London’s soho on Old Compton Street. It offers traditional German sausages, imported from the Black Forest. Looks like a small shop with only a few tables, but there’s loads more seating downstairs (which also has a big projector screen TV). The staff were friendly and looked after everyone very well.
Here’s what we ate:
Wurst & salad, the carbless option (£6.75) – simple side salad with apple pieces and a light dressing. Perfectly catering for the health conscious. We chose the chilli beef sausage which had a crisp skin giving a bit of a crunch as you bite into it. Well seasoned with just a slight hum of heat from the chilli.
Bratwurst hotdog (£4.45, no toppings): this comes plain, so you have to add toppings which come at a small price, although the crispy onions are free. We opted for the crispy onions and sauerkraut. Then drizzled on the ketchup, mustard and mayo on offer. The sausage is made up of pork and veal meat. So a nice moist sausage, mixed with the crunch from the onions and sauerkraut. The roll was crispy on the outside like a French baguette, yet fluffy on the inside.
Currywurst (£5.95) – the sausage is sliced up for you to make your meal more managable. We chose the fries to accompany our Currywurst, but you can opt for the roll. You get to pick which sausage you’d like too. When it arrived, we were greeted with the fragrant curry. The sauce itself isn’t that spicy – more like a sweet, tomato, tangy curry sauce. The crispy fries were extremely yummy and perfect for dipping into the curry sauce.
So our overall yummy score for Herman ze German is 3.5 – whilst the sausages were well seasoned, they did lack a bit in terms of grilled sausages. The good thing about Herman ze German though is that you can mix and match what you’d like to accompany your sausage. Be it carbs or no carbs. Everything has been well thought out so as to not detract the attention from the star of the dish. You can’t really go wrong with a beer and hotdog and Herman ze German definitely has got it right! So if you’re in the area and fancy some easy comfort food thats quick, good quality and not too expensive – try out Herman ze German!