I braved the cold of a Berlin winter this afternoon to get my Currywurst fix at Bier’s Kudamm 195.
Bier’s had come to my attention as it featured on a BBC News video about Berliners’ appetites for Currywurst that I found when researching the history of the Berlin snack for my Konnnopke’s post. The reporter went to Bier’s to sample Currywurst with Champagne – an interesting combination of the humble (but delicious Currywurst) and the decadent.
When I woke up this morning the Weather App on my phone informed me that it was -18C and forecast a balmy -11C as the day’s top temp. Despite this I was determined to go out and get Currywurst for lunch.
As the name suggests (to anyone who knows any Berlin geography) Bier’s is on the Kurfürstendamm, the main shopping street of West Berlin in the days of The Wall.
At EUR 4.50 this was the most expensive Currywurst and Chips combination that I have had so far. There could be a few reasons for the extra expense. Rents on the Kudamm must be high – a few strides along the street from this imbiss you’ll find Gucci, Bulgari and Cartier to name but a few. This is the most conventional restaurant space of all the Imbiss I’ve been to so far where you can eat indoors – handy on a cold day like today. My meal was served on a plate – a first for me when it comes to Currywurst.
The Currywurst was of reasonable quality but the sauce was a little lacking in the flavour department. There was a touch of spiciness and plenty of it but something was missing. The chips on the other hand were good.
You never know, on a warm day, if I’m feeling flush or have a reason to celebrate, I may just go back to Bier’s Kudamm 195 to try a Currywurst with Champagne.