Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pizza in Germany - interesting flavor combos

I know - eating in pizza in Germany is not the most interesting thing to do, but one day neither of us felt like cooking and so we opted for pizza. A note upfront, most so called pizzerias in Germany will not just serve pizza, but also serve noodle dishes as well as a variety of meat dishes, such as schnitzel with various sauces and a number of chicken dishes. Looking over the meat and noodle dishes, little sparked my interest because all sauces listed tended to be very heavy and with lots of cream. Knowing that the dishes need to be prepared quickly since a lot of business is done through take-out, I was definitely not willing to order a noodle or meat dish that as a "final touch" had a blob of sauce added to the top. So we opted for pizza and were surprised by the variety of flavors available. While the ingredient list is pretty much the same, the combinations are much more specific. As an example, here is a website that shows the online menu with a detailed listing of the pizza varieties available.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - Pizza Diavolo

We opted for Pizza Diavolo, which was advertised as a very spicy pizza and that turned out to be true. The second pizza was one with fresh tomatoes and a type of meat, similar to prosciutto. I really like prosciutto, so I was  particularly looking forward to this pizza since I wanted to see how they incorporate the prosciutto into a pizza.
One big plus for the specific pizza restaurant was the fact that each pizza was delivered with a small salad. In case you have not been to Germany, a small salad in Germany is not just lettuce, but usually a mix of various salads. As you can in the picture, the small salad consisted of lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, cucumbers, and radish salad.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - Pizza Parma

The pizza tasted okay. For my taste the pizza was a little bit greasy and that may be because the amount of toppings compared to the dough is fairly high. We had already purposely stated away from anything that looked fattening and did not even consider selecting the German equivalent of a meat-lovers pizza. Still, the pizza ended up being more greasy than we are used to, but then again looking at the very thin dough and the amount of toppings, including cheese, I would think that any pizza ends up being more greasy than a simple pizza in the USA. In the USA, the dough tends to be thicker and a lot less toppings are added. So if you like thin dough with lots of toppings, Germany may be your place to eat pizza. I have to say that I was surprised when I saw the pizza and noticed how many toppings were present. 
The images above indicate the size of the pizza and the good amount of toppings. The prize for the pizza was very reasonable and like in the USA, a lot of restaurants have carry out specials. So if you are the adventurous type, you may enjoy a pizza in Germany with very different toppings than are available in the USA. Even if you just like a regular pepperoni pie, you can certainly get that in Germany, as long as you are willing to eat a pizza with a relatively thin crust and lots, lots of toppings.

1 comment:

Nurkowy Arek said...

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