This topic deserves its own post…
First, the ice cream is amazing here. Creamy, flavorful, and best of all: each scoop is only an euro at most places. One euro!!! That’s crazy cheap. There’s an ice cream cafe down the street from our apartments and it’s called Oak & Ice. Not only are the aesthetics of the shop on point (with hanging plants, wooden furnishings, and a cozy feeling entrance) but the ice cream is absolutely the best I’ve ever tried. Arguably, it’s better than the Bent Spoon in Princeton and that’s hard to beat. I tried both the pistachio and dark chocolate flavors, and they’re each so creamy and decadent.
In general, groceries and food in Germany are really cheap. From fresh groceries to frozen food, barely anything will be over 4 euros, unless you’re eating fancy feasts. Cauliflower is 88 cents in euros, a box of champignons mushrooms will cost about 1, 19 euros. Frozen pizza medium size is 1, 99 euros for a pack of three! And they’re really good quality as well.
Back to the pork sandwich.. It’s a local specialty here. Eating raw pork is normal, either as a spread by itself or in a sandwich with onions and crispy bread. People might think it’s gross, but the pork tastes great. It’s a little bit salty, and the onions sweeten it up. Most bakeries have the sandwich, and luckily my local one, Kamps (two minutes away from the hotel) has it so I can get one every morning before class starts. The raw pork reminds me of tuna tartare, only less salty or fishy. I also happen to love pork, so this is perfect for me.