German Food

Here on the WN Foods blog, we have learned about many different types of Asian cuisines, but we haven’t explored many European dishes. Since it’s October, let’s take a look at food from Germany, the origin of the famous Oktoberfest!

Spätzle

Spätzle is a versatile staple of German food that some people call the German version of mac & cheese. It is made simply by boiling egg noodles, cooking it again in butter or milk, and then serving it with a side of choice. Spätzle is often paired with tender beef, wurst (which we will cover next), or on its own with a creamy sauce.

Wurst

When you hear the word “wurst”, you may think of a standard German sausage, but the truth is that no such thing exists. There are numerous different types of wurst, like currywurst, bratwurst, and paprikawurst, just to name a few. Each different type of wurst can be served with different sides, but the most common combination is with French fries or just by itself with German mustard as a dipping sauce.

Soft Pretzels

There’s nothing quite like biting into a warm German pretzel on a chilly Autumn day! These soft pretzels are salty, pillowy, and golden brown; they are absolutely perfect as a bar food or as a snack to warm you up from the inside. German pretzels are either served with mustard, curry ketchup, or butter. For the optimal German experience, wash it down with beer.

Rouladen

It seems that Germans love rolled food, because not only do they have rolled cakes, they also have a rolled meat dish called Rouladen. This meal is made by wrapping thin-cut beef around bacon, mustard, and onions. It can be served with potatoes on the side, but we think that Rouladen is filling enough on its own with some gravy on top.

Schnitzel

Like Americans with their chicken tenders and the Japanese with their katsu, the Germans have their own form of fried meat. This dish is called Schnitzel, and what sets it apart from the others is that it is pounded flat before being breaded and fried. A typical Schnitzel is served with mashed potatoes and German mustard.

What’s your favorite German dish? Which one would you like to try first? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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Dipping Sauces of the World

Every day, people all around the world with all different culinary backgrounds and tastes dip their food in a dipping sauce. Whether they’re dipping a potsticker, a pretzel, or pita bread, they dip them in one of the world’s many delicious dipping sauces. Let’s take a look at a few of these dipping sauces from around the globe!

Queso Fundido

It’s hard to resist a plate of nachos, especially when they come with this ultra-cheesy Queso Fundido from Mexico! It’s made with a variety of cheeses, chorizo, and fresh salsa. We’re getting hungry just thinking of the melty texture of the cheese with the crunch of the nacho chips and the burst of flavor from the chorizo. Try it out!

Baba Ghanouj

Don’t be afraid of the name! Baba Ghanouj is an amazing dipping sauce often served with pita bread as a starter in Middle Eastern cuisine. With tahini, eggplant, and herbs, this sauce is sure to be a flavorful and smooth companion to whatever you choose to dip in it!

Sweet Mustard

We know many of you have tried our Double Hi Chinese Mustard, but have you tried Bavarian Sweet Mustard? It’s more gentle and less pungent than its Chinese counterpart, but still packed full of flavor. Try using it as a dipping sauce for a juicy sausage or a soft baked pretzel!

Chermoula

Coming all the way from the Maghreb region of Africa, Chermoula is a simple but delectable dipping sauce comprised of lemon juice, oils, and herbs. This zesty sauce is often paired with meat dishes like kebabs, so we recommend trying it at your next summer BBQ. We think it will be a hit with your guests!

Ponzu Sauce

Here at WN Foods, we talk about Ponzu Sauce a lot, but it’s because we love it so much! We just can’t get tired of that savory soy sauce mixed with the tangy bit of yuzu. That combination creates a truly unique flavor for shabu shabu and gyoza. Yum!

What’s your favorite dipping sauce? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Bar Foods Of The World

Eat, drink, and be merry, for it’s time to learn about bar foods of the world! What do people around the globe eat when they’re at the pub enjoying a cold beer?

USA

In the USA, we definitely like hearty foods with our drinks. Dishes like wings, sliders, and nachos are all super popular with tipsy customers in American bars, and for good reason—they taste amazing! However, they are quite filling and high in calories, so be careful to eat them in moderation.

Asia

Bar goers in Asia love their meat! In Japan, tsukune (grilled chicken meatballs) can be found in pubs everywhere. In the Philippines, they often drink and eat adobo chicken wings. In Korea, tteokbokki (rice cakes) with cheese or meat are irresistible. They all sound delicious!

Europe

Europe is home to some of the best pub food in the world. Fish and chips from the UK, soft pretzels from Germany, and fresh pierogi from Poland spring to mind. They’re all foods meant to be served hot and leave you feeling stuffed. We’re hungry just thinking about them!

What do you eat at the bar? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.