Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eating in Munich

When you are traveling, the culture difference typically is reflected not only in buildings and language/attire, the food is another good example.

There was this stall selling all deep fried food; and there was an assortment of interesting variety.
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Deep fried wild flower; it was pretty unique!
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Costing about 3 Euros, it was served with sugar
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An interesting food specimen to sample with if you ever stumble upon these stalls in Munich

At the carnival, there were all sorts of food which I believe were traditional or cultural food in Germany in the olden days served particularly among the shepherd community.
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Pasta
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Vegetables
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It costs 7 Euros for this (a whopping MYR35 for this plate of vegetables)
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However, they encourage the notion of recycling; if you were to return the plate after eating, you will be given a rebate or 2-3 Euros in return.
I liked that idea of recycling!

Hope you are fortunate enough to sample with the unique German's local food/snacks if you are there in Munich!

Munich: Marienplatz (Part 2)

I was lucky there was carnival during that time in Marienplatz which was bustling with tourists and locals alike.
Somehow there was an event which motivated most of the locals to put on their traditional attires
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Just like our night markets, there were a lot of stalls selling an assorted variety of stuffs
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There was also a field nearby which reminded me very much of old England
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Back to the town area, the atmosphere was really European with the al-fresco dining areas and bistros
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The famous American chain; Hard Rock Cafe was part of the line-up on the dining street as well
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I spotted trishaws here too; it is not the trend only in Melaka and Penang!
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One must not miss out the Hofbrauhaus; which was the famous beer garden with historical value in Munich.
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This was the place which Hitler was said to have made his idealism speech
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There was even an open air beer garden area!
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Don't forget to tour the souvenir shops along the streets as well; although the prices are not cheap (I can tell you, due to our conversion rates:(
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Spotted a few local cars such as Audi and SMART
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I really enjoyed shopping around here....despite the lower margin of damage done..haha!!
But I liked Munich (forget about the attitude of the people!)