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Wurstkuche – what am I missing?


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Wurstkuche – what am I missing?

Jase | | Nov 22, 2010 11:27 AM

Yesterday’s visit to Fab’s dogs (see other review) reminded me of a recent trip to Wurstkuche. Although I didn’t dislike the place I failed to see why it is such a huge attraction. We popped in on a midday weekend afternoon, I had timed it to specifically avoid the long lines. There were a half dozen people in in line inside and a few more milling around waiting for their orders. Right there I was somewhat annoyed at how unorganized it seemed. There was no menu, no signs or obvious indications of what exactly you were supposed to do. I finally figured out there was a stack of the disposable paper menus up by the counter and had to excuse myself to cutting through some people and grab a menu. To the staff’s credit, while I was waiting in line, I explained to one of them it was my first time here and could they explain the set up to me, they were very friendly in explaining.

We ordered the Filipino Maharlika and Louisiana Hotlink. Side of Belgian fries and a dipping sauce of the Thai Peanut butter. A couple of Fentiman’s soda’s and we were good to go. Grabbed our seats and not too soon after the food was delivered. We were pretty disappointed overall. Both our sausages were overcooked and dry. The flavors weren’t particularly distinctive for either sausage. Our Belgian fries were a mixed of overcooked and under cooked fries. We had several burnt darkish brown pieces and light pieces. Ordinary taste and texture was mealy on the undercooked ones. The dipping sauce was kind of boring. Kind of watered down peanut butter without any other spice notes in it. On our New York visits, we love Pomme Frite and was hoping to find an approximation of it locally both fries and dipping sauces.

We left disappointed especially at those prices. I’m going to give this place another shot sometime since we do like the variety of offering but definitely not in a hurry. Hoping that we jsut had a really bad visit. Can anyone shed some light on what exactly did I miss here?

800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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