BrunchChinatownDinerGermanRating: 3.5/5Snacks

Bestie – Delicious Sausages.

I don’t think I’ve ever talked about this before on my blog, but I love sausages. If I had to choose between bacon, ham, or sausage, I go for sausage 99.9% of the time. I know…I know… its bad for you. But somehow ground up meat (and other stuff) stuffed inside a nasty casing just tastes so darn delicious and juicy!
A new (hipster) sausage parlor called Bestie opened up in Chinatown a few weeks ago and they serve traditional German street food like warm salted pretzels, currywurst, and sauerkraut. 

Apparently, they now open till 2:30am serving late night sausages through their little window. I’m sure clubbers will find that convenient.

They serve four types of wurst, the most popular being Pork Thuringer, followed by BBQ Turkey (+$1), Smokey Bison (+$1), and Veggie Wurst. The staff and co-owners Clinton and Dane were extremely welcoming, always refilling our water, and following up with us to make sure we liked our sausages. 😀

I wanted something a bit more substantial than the currywurst so I opted for the Pork Thuringer Sausage + Sauerkraut ($9.50) as well as the Stinky Cheese Sauce (+$2.50 I think) on the side.

The sausage was plump, juicy, and just enough for one person to finish without feeling like they’re in a food coma. The slightly acidic sauerkraut was a great accompaniment to the sausage and hot mustard. And when I say hot mustard, watch out, because it is HOT.

I actually didn’t find the stinky cheese sauce that stinky but I think thats because I’m Asian. Nothing is stinky to me. Not stinky tofu, not durian, and certainly not cheeses. Nevertheless, this sauce made for a good coating for my sausages and fries.

One thing I noticed was that in addition to a shaker for pepper and salt, they also one for cumin! Cumin is a spice that adds much flavour and depth to meat so I added some onto my sausage…and fries… and sauerkraut.. and… ok let’s be honest here, I sprinkled that thing on everything!

Along on this foodie adventure were Amy (foodqueen) and Curtis (foodobyte) and they both ordered the Pretzel & Mustard ($3.50). The pretzel is made daily with a traditional salted skin and served warm.

I only had a bite but the pretzel tasted like the ones I get from Cirque Du Soleil concession stands, not the soft pretzels from Little Monk Pretzels at Metrotown. Not necessarily a bad thing, I just have a higher preference for soft pretzels.

They also both got the Currywurst ($8) with Pork Thuringer which comes with a sausage, cut up, fries, and curried ketchup. They both enjoyed the curried ketchup a lot and thought it went nicely with the pork.

As far as sausage goes, these bratwursts are one of the better ones I’ve had. The price is a little hefty for what you get, especially if you are a big eater, but I wouldn’t let it discourage you from trying this place out at least once.

Service Rating: 4.5/5
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Price: $$

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Happy Eating!

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