It is pretty rare to wish you had a hangover. Still this is what came to mind when I discovered the curry wurst at Herman ze German as it is perfect hangover food. So perfect that it was almost wasted on me in my bright eyed, sober state. I developed a serious curry wurst addiction in Berlin during my trips there last year so was delighted to discover it could now be satisfied in London.
Herman ze German is a tiny shopfront right next to Embankment tube. Although it is small it is ordered with German precision with a bench to perch at, an orderly queue of people waiting for food and even a sink so you can wash your hands before grabbing a takeaway wurst in a roll. My curry wurst comprises fat, white juicy sausage sliced and slathered in a hot curry sauce. The sausage is finished on a flame grill to give it a nice char and tastes just as good as the curry wurst I remember from Berlin. The curry-wurst comes teamed with fries for (£4.50) although the fries themselves are a little limp possibly because they are baked rather than fried which may be healthier but is not as tasty.
Curry wurst with fries
If you are not a fan of curry wurst, Herman ze German sells sausages in almost every possible combination offering bratwurst, chill beef, bockwurst and leberkase all served in rolls (£3.95). There are also sandwiches for £3.75 and a selection of bakery goods including traditional German bretzels (£0.95).
Having a place like Herman ze German around almost makes me look forward to my next hangover.
Details: Herman ze German, 19 Villiers Street, Westminster, WC2N 6NE, Tube – Embankment.
Damage: Such a bargain even my mother would approve.