As German as a Sausage can get!
Los Angeles, the city of angels, they say.
It's the city of diverse cuisines, city of foodies, city of burps, city of K-BBQ, city of Ramen, and
City of Wurstkuche!!
My bad! The city which has given birth to Wurstkuche. This German restaurant is famous for its different styles of hotdogs alongside some draft beers. Got in early and this entrance is situated at the backend of the restaurant where you order the type of hot dog you prefer and get a number while you wait upfront at the table.
Ordered all the best sellers this place has to offer and went to my table and ordered some beer. Chimay Triple, to be specific.
And, while I was waiting, the table was spread out with paper sheets to not get messy and also there is an assortment of sauces available for your hotdogs.
Neatly kept! Well, sorry for not being clear. Don't curse me yet. Let me zoom in for you to get a better idea of the types of sauces these guys dumped on us.
Thats, better! Na, the sauces are not described clearly. Well, let me explain them rather than boring you guys with another picture of these condiments.
Starting from front, these are Spicy Brown, Dijon, Honey Mustard, Whole Grain (Like I'll use it, Duh!!), Ketchup and Mustard.
Now, came the platter of delicious links!
I have chosen two sausages from each category and pardon me as I have used the same toppings on all of them. Caramelized Onions and Spicy Peppers. Shouldn't be that bad, right?
Let's get to the nitty gritty.
The categories for the german sausages at this place were Classics, Gourmet & Exotics. Ordered two from each.
Yeah, yeah only the popular ones!
Classics: Bratwurst and Hot Italian
Gourmet: Austin Blues and Filipino Maharlika
Exotics: Lamb with Mediterranean Spices and Rabbit & Pork with Leeks & Carrots
Phew, that was elaborate. Need to down all of them to regenerate my enthusiasm.
Voila! One of the exotics made its way. The above link is the Lamb. Topped are the ones I specified earlier and is served on a perfectly baked roll. The lamb is exquisite in taste with the freshness of the herbs giving the right balance of flavor to the gameyness of the meat. It doesn't need any of the sauces as the meat can outshine them comfortably. Umm, but what is a hotdog without some mustard and ketchup, So..Splurt!!!!!!
This would be the Austin Blues. A combination of tri-peppers along with a smoked pork sausage made its way. This was the spiciest of the lot and the honey mustard did help to tone it down. The pork was the best part of this...Duh!!! It's supposed to!
And one more of them,
Well, you get the gist of it. They are hot dogs!!!
Apart from my top picks stated above,
The Bratwurst was the classic one amongst the others as I like it simple. The pork sausage with a tinge of coriander and nutmeg flavor to it just made the experience heavenly.
The Filipino Maharlika had a soy taste which was specified but it was a tad bit sweet and along with ginger which added the tanginess, I would say it was a passable fare.
The Rabbit & Pork was a unique combination I had been longing to check this one out. The addition of leeks and carrots was a refreshing touch to this combination of meats. It was a bit bland but definitely something new for my palate.
Ahh!! How did I miss this?
The Belgian Fries. I ordered a groot of them, basically a large where you get to choose two dipping sauces. I went with the Tzatziki and Curry Ketchup. These are thick cut fries which are lightly salted. I was amazed at how fluffy and less greasy these were. The curry ketchup stood out. It was totally worth it and a perfect pairing with the hot dogs and beer.
Burp!! And then, we made our way from the front of Wurstkuche!
A perfect place for a lunch, snack or dinner with a group of friends. And, in downtown!!!
Check out this place if you happen to be here in Los Angeles!!
800 E 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90013
Value For Money: 7/10