Hi again! I haven’t been updating my blog for a while as I’m just done with my exams! which also means my semester in Uni Mannheim has ended :( anyway, i’m not gonna talk about that for now yet.
So, after my last paper, I treated myself for a day trip to Hamburg (yea it’s crazy! and i’m not gonna do it again! haha) we took the night bus there, reached early in the morning, and came back with the same bus again that very evening…(and the same bus driver! although he couldnt recognize us haha)
Anyway, there has been this competition between Hamburg and Berlin…about which city did curry wurst first originate from! That’s why i told myself that I have to try Hamburg’s Curry wurst, just for the sake of it. (or maybe compare it to the one in Berlin soon)
We then walked past this interesting Currywurst shop in Reeperbahn (the infamous red light district in Hamburg! as you can see in the picture, the shop next to it. lols)
This is what we had. i would say it tasted, erm, normal. hahaha nothing special, really.
BUT, what makes this shop special is not the currywurst itself, but the sauce spiciness levels! They have 12 levels of spiciness from which you can choose from.
Below is the “translation” of the spiciness of each level! (if it makes any sense to you at all! coz i honestly couldnt understand it haha) apparently they have a unit for spiciness! we chose number 4, and it turned out to be the “asian thai” chili that you can get in any asian supermarket. It’s just nice :)
We then chatted a little bit with the seller about these whole spiciness things. She told us that for level 11 and 12, she can’t give it out just like that without the presence of ambulance around! -.-
She said they buy the “chili” from the internet! and they are no longer natural chili, but a mix of chemicals…and they have to mix the “sauce” in Apotheke!!! it’s just ridiculous! We asked her if we could try the sauce level 7. the bottle label says “RAW HEAT”! hahaha so convincing! and it actually already burnt my tongue. I cant imagine tasting level 12 -.-
They have eating challenges every now and then. They will make the participants to sign a contract beforehand, that the shop will not be held responsible should anything happen to them during the competition. Some people actually needed to be brought to the hospital because their nose started bleeding etc… -.- i think it’s just stupid if you die because you won in the currywurst eating competition…. one of the most stupidessttt way to die, i’d say.
The most interesting thing is when we asked her which one she prefers, she answered nonchalantly: “nah, i don’t eat them” :D