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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Munster is complete without tasting the traditional Munster food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Munster to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.



  • Aalsuppe: a sweet and sour soup of meat broth, dried fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
  • Biersuppe: toasted white (French) bread, milk, cinnamon, beer, eggs, butter, flour.
  • Goulash Soup: beef, potatoes, onions, tomato paste, butter, salt, pepper and other ingredients.
  • Kase Suppe: milk, fresh breadcrumbs, shredded Muenster Cheese, mustard, nutmeg, paprika.
  • Krut Borscht: potatoes, sausage, green onion, sorrel, parsley, salt and other ingredients.
  • Linsensuppe: lentils, chicken stock, ham, croutons, carrots, onions and other ingredients.
  • Zwiebelsuppe: onion soup.


Main courses

  • Labskaus(Lapskaus): salted meat or corned beef, potatoes, and onion.
  • Pfefferpotthast: beef (ribs or brisket), onions, water, salt, pepper, cloves,a pinch of allspice, bay leaf, capers, bread crumbs.
  • Rouladen: a meat roulade usually consisting of bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef which is then cooked.
  • Sauerbraten: pot roast, usually of beef, marinated before cooking in a mixture of vinegar, water, spices and seasonings.
  • Sauerkraut: shredded cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria.
  • Schupfnudel: a type of dumpling or thick noodle made from rye or wheat flour and egg.


Fast food

  • Brathering: fried, marinated herring.
  • Schwarzwurst: sausage made from blood (often of pigs or geese).
  • Wiener: sausage made from pork or beef that is smoked and fully cooked in a water bath.

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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