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Curry 66

The sign for Curry 66 - a Currywurst Imbiss in Friedrichshain, BerlinIt has been a while since I blogged about eating Currywurst but rest assured I haven’t fallen out of love with this Berlin snack.  I’ve just been less adventurous for a while and stuck to some familiar haunts and then when I did try somewhere new I got caught up with some other posts.  I first went to Curry 66 when I saw the Matt Adnate piece in my All those in favour say ‘Eye’ post but I’ve been back twice since.

I have to thank Oh-Berlin for the introduction to this little gem, which I first heard about because it was one of their ‘where to go in Berlin’ suggestions for their guest blogger, Sherry, from Ott’s World.

On my first visit I was a little underwhelmed.  You might now be wondering why I described the place as a little gem so let me explain.

The thing in Oh-Berlin’s description of Curry 66 that most made me want to visit was the assertion that it served the spiciest Currywurst in Berlin.

My experience so far of food in Berlin is that it tends to be a lot less spicy than I was used to in the UK so I wanted to see what ‘die schärfste Currywurst in Berlin’ tastes like.

On my first visit I thought that the sauce was tasty but without the kick I was expecting.  It may have been a little spicier than I’d had so far in Berlin but not worthy of advertising it as such.

But I must have missed something.  Either I wasn’t asked how spicy I would like the sauce on that first visit or I misunderstood the question.  On my second visit I was asked and said I would like scharf (spicy/hot in German).

It was only after I sat down that I noticed a table of Currywurst sauces on the side of the Coffee counter, with the spiciness of the sauces available given in Scoville units.

The options are:

The Currywurst sauces available at Curry 66 in Friedrichshain, Berlin - from Angenehm to Black Death

Thankfully ‘Scharf’ was only ‘3’ – it could have been a lot worse.

When I got home I googled Curry 66 and watched some videos on YouTube of people trying the hottest sauces and judging by their reactions (and the sauces being dispensed from pipette’s by people wearing gloves and wrapping the bottles in tissues) they are beyond hot!

Currywurst and Chips at Curry 66, an Imbiss in Friedrichshain, Berlin

This time when I tasted my Currywurst it was definitely spicier than any other I have had in Berlin so far and a real contender for ‘The Best of the Wurst’, as I’ve come to think of my quest for the tastiest Currywurst in Berlin – it comes with plenty of sauce and by the end of my meal the plate was wiped clean.

I would like to warn anyone who goes to Curry 66 that the chips are extremely hot so have a little patience (something I sadly lack when food is placed in front of me).  The Currywurst here is so good, it’ll be worth the wait.

And if you are thinking of trying the hottest sauces please watch this video (which seems to be the Dirty Devil) first – now don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Curry 66 is at Grünberger Strasse 66 in Friedrichshain.  Currywurst with Chips costs €3.40 and a small beer (the best drink to accompany Currywurst) is €1.60.

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15 Responses to Curry 66

  1. James 2 May, 2012 at 10:31 #

    Black Death here I come!

    • andBerlin 2 May, 2012 at 10:35 #

      I knew this would take your fancy. If you’re serious about going for it let me know so I can come and watch. I’ll bring the milk for you! Check out the YouTube videos – the people eating the Dirty Devil are in serious trouble.

  2. Oh-Berlin 2 May, 2012 at 10:55 #

    Love the quest. What level spiciness did you try at Curry 66? Our guest blogger Sherry Ott said the level 4 was beyond fiery.

    • andBerlin 2 May, 2012 at 20:35 #

      I had the ‘3’. I think I may try the 4 next time just to see what it’s like but I can’t even fathom how hot the Black Death must be!

  3. fotoeins 2 May, 2012 at 20:44 #

    I think one of my projects is to try as many Currywurst Imbiss in Berlin as possible. Failing that, how about I go for a modest ten, maybe dozen, or how about twenty …

    Then again, on a wet cold March day a couple of years ago, I tried out Curry 61 about which I wrote on my blog. It was delicious. 🙂

    • andBerlin 2 May, 2012 at 21:18 #

      I’ve just read your Curry 61 post. I haven’t been there yet so that has to go on my list of Imbisse to visit.

      • fotoeins 3 May, 2012 at 07:12 #

        If you haven’t already eaten your way throughout Berlin, there may well be some joint currywurst eating sessions and blog-posts in the making! The more, the merrier – and we’re hungry for more! 😉

    • Joe 8 May, 2012 at 17:08 #

      Hurry, before they disappear for good.

      • andBerlin 8 May, 2012 at 17:35 #

        You don’t mean that Curry 66 will close I hope?

      • fotoeins 8 May, 2012 at 21:24 #

        Hmmm … is this because of the Mehrwertsteuer being applied more “strongly” to Imbiss/snack-joints? I remembered reading about this in Der Spiegel a few months ago …

  4. brulionman 2 May, 2012 at 22:40 #

    I’ll start from Angenehm, just for fun, but real target is black death. Can’t wait till I’ll be there! 🙂

    • andBerlin 2 May, 2012 at 22:48 #

      Please come back here and let me know how you get on.

  5. Ed Pérez 24 September, 2013 at 21:26 #

    Ha Ha that’s no challenge for a Mexican guy, Black Death is going down!


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