Bavarian Ham Hocks – Roasted Pork Knuckles

bavarian ham hock

Bavarian Ham hocks is a traditional and authentic German Bavarian specialty and is not just served at the Oktoberfest. In Germany we call this dish “Schweinshaxe” – Haxe is another name for “leg”, and Schwein means “pig”. Ham hocks are also called Eisbein, Hachse,…

Bavarian Cabbage Side Dish – Grandma’s Recipe

Let’s have a look what is served in Bavaria as a side dish: Bavarian Cabbage! It is the perfect side dish for Bratwurst or “Fleischpflanzerl”, the German burger, or a beef or pork roast. And not to forget the Bavarian hamhocks, this cabbage is…

Bavarian Sauerkraut Salad – Oktoberfest Dish

bavarian sauerkraut salad

Bavaria is known everywhere for its Oktoberfest with Bavarian beer, Bratwurst, Ham Hocks, and Sauerkraut. Here in the USA it has become a traditional fest too. You can celebrate it in many US cities. If you create your private Oktoberfest try out this Bavarian Sauerkraut Salad….

German Roasted Chicken – Bavarian Brathendl

bavarian roasted chicken

There is no Oktoberfest without a German Roasted Chicken, or in Bavarian it is called “Brathendl”. It is a typical meal that you can order on the famous Oktoberfest ground called “Wies’n’.  For sure it tastes delicious for any occasion. The good news is,…

Original Bavarian Cream Dessert

Bavarian Cream Dessert

This Bavarian Cream dessert is not just enjoyable during the Munich Oktoberfest time where you can get it on the Wies’n. It makes a wonderful summer dessert by using fresh raspberries. The dessert is similar to the Italian dessert “Pannacotta” and was created by…

Bavarian Dumplings – Semmelknoedel Recipe

bavarian dumplings

The Bavarian Dumplings are always served with a meat dish and gravy, such as Rinderbraten (Roast beef), Goulash, Beef rolls or Rouladen (find all recipes on Mybestgermanrecipes.com). The Bavarian recipe for dumplings is using rolls that are not fresh, they have to be some…

Obatzter Authentic Bavarian Cheese Specialty

Obatzter Authentic Bavarian Cheese Specialty

Obatzter, an authentic Bavarian Cheese Specialty, or also called Obatzda or Obazda, which means squeeze or mashed, is a popular Bavarian snack that is enjoyed with a glass of beer and a pretzel. It’s the ultimate beer garden food of Bavaria! Every beer garden…

German Liver Dumpling Soup – Bavarian Specialty

bavarian liver dumpling soup

The German liver dumpling soup is a Bavarian Specialty and called in German “Leberknoedelsuppe”. “Knoedel” means dumpling and “Leber” means liver. If you travel to Bavaria one day, don’t forget to try such a soup. It is served in almost every Bavarian Gasthaus (inn)….