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Old 09.05.2011, 22:05
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Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

had my first currywurst the otherday... in london

I was visiting london with two friends, one friend was swiss, the other german. When it was time for lunch, the german girl said "I want currywurst, let's go to herman the german down the street"

I thought she was joking, but lo and behold herman the german actually exists (and of course they all speak german there).

How is currywurst viewed in switzerland? The swiss guy didn't seem fond of currywurst and we ended up making fun of the german chick for the rest of the afternoon (you know, how german people always want to eat german food when in another country). Also, I've never actually seen currywurst (or heard about it) in switzerland. Is it another taboo similar to hochdeutsch? Seems strange, in the french speaking part people have no problem eating baguette with camembert.

BTW currywurst??? even english food is better (just barely )
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Old 09.05.2011, 22:12
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

I don't know if it is, but it definitely should be! My German husband used to be addicted to the stuff (well, I say used to be ... probably still is, if only he could get his hands on it). Personally, I can't stand it - I just do not get the attraction at all . A nice bratwurst, on the other hand, is a different matter
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Old 09.05.2011, 22:23
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

I can think of 3 places in Zurich that sell it off the top of my head.
HB Market on a Wednesday, a hole in the wall at Goldbrunnenplatz and a place on Langstrasse.

I quite like it, despite it being blatantly false advertising.
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Old 09.05.2011, 22:30
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

you can also find a microwavalbe one at the fridge section at coop. i have noot tried it.

i did try one in germany, was not bad but nothing too special!
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

there's also Currywurst in the (german) ICE trains between Zurich and Basel. And there's also a horrible Swiss Version of Currywurst, with yellow sauce like for riz casimir
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

I know two places in Zürich, Körry right at the beginning of Langstrasse near Limmatplatz http://www.koerry.ch/ and Curry One at Goldbrunnenplatz http://www.curryone.ch/.
I like the ones at Curry One slightly better. Check out some reviews:
http://therealpickygourmet.com/2011/...trasse-zurich/
http://therealpickygourmet.com/2010/...nplatz-zurich/
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:39
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I can think of 3 places in Zurich that sell it off the top of my head.
Doesn't the curry sauce mess up your hair?
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

We had Currywurst down by the lake, out at the Zurichhorn landing. Not the expensive Casino place but the other 'cheap and cheerful' place in the park.

It's a bit of a wasp-fest though, around the counter, but under the trees they seemed to stay away.

With a cold beer and a diet Coke, I sort of coughed at 25CHF but I'm getting used to the prices a little better.
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Damn Adrian! It's true what they say about "all the best men....."

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Old 10.05.2011, 12:17
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

The store at the junction of Bellevue and Burkliplatz also sells it.
Taboo, I dont think so. Absolute wrank, yes.
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:25
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

Hubby loves it, to me it's not bad, just "dumb" to buy pre-made for 3x as much as it would cost to simply cut up some cervelas, fry them with curry powder then simmer in ketchup (and more curry).
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:26
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:56
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

Simple answer: Currywurst is a tradition in working class urban areas of Northern Germany. Ruhrgebiet, Berlin, Hamburg... That's far away from here and the Germans living in between don't really eat it either. If you want to impress your German colleague (and for sure confuse your Swiss ones), don't call it "Currywurst with fries", but rather "Bottroper Platte".
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Simple answer: Currywurst is a tradition in working class urban areas of Northern Germany. Ruhrgebiet, Berlin, Hamburg... That's far away from here and the Germans living in between don't really eat it either. If you want to impress your German colleague (and for sure confuse your Swiss ones), don't call it "Currywurst with fries", but rather "Bottroper Platte".
Sorry Treverus, Bottroper Platte Rot/Weiß is a Schaslikspeiß with chips and Mayo and Ketchup.
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Old 10.05.2011, 13:03
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Sorry Treverus, Bottroper Platte Rot/Weiß is a Schaslikspeiß with chips and Mayo and Ketchup.
Oh, really?

http://tinyurl.com/3zv4zyf

(Seriously, it is currywurst with fries and said mayo and ketchup. Really really...)
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Old 10.05.2011, 13:08
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Simple answer: Currywurst is a tradition in working class urban areas of Northern Germany. Ruhrgebiet, Berlin, Hamburg...
Hamburg - working class? Do you think so?
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Old 10.05.2011, 13:13
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Hamburg - working class? Do you think so?
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Not the entire city, but the ones eating currywurst. I just checked, there is no currywurst on the menu at the Atlantic.

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Oh, really?

http://tinyurl.com/3zv4zyf

(Seriously, it is currywurst with fries and said mayo and ketchup. Really really...)
I stand corrected, Me was thinking about the Bottroper Schlachtplatte.
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Old 10.05.2011, 13:18
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I stand corrected, Me was thinking about the Bottroper Schlachtplatte.
To my knowledge doe Bottroper "Platte", "Schlachtplatte", "Schlemmerplatte" and anything similar all mean currywurst. They mock the junkfood with an expensive sounding name as a "Platte" is not a plate in German, but a large (and typically expensive) tray of meat cuts, like a "Metzgete" in Zurich.
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Re: Is currywurst taboo here in switzerland?

Well I guess you guys haven't tried some of the best Currywurst Stands in Berlin. They have loads of different varieties with different sauces. Yum Yum Yum!

By the way in the Ruhrgebiet a portion of Currywurst with Chips, Ketchup and Mayonaise is called "C-Wurst mit Asi-schale Schranke"
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