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Strammermax / Strammer Max refers to Germany's type of ham and egg sandwich. It is made of buttered brown bread topped with ham (Scheiben Schinkenspeck) and sunny side up fried eggs (Spiegeleier).

Strammermax is called as Katerfrühstück, a German word which means "a morning after breakfast", the morning after all activities in the evening, like partying, disco dancing, etc.

Strammermax are usually available in pubs/bars (Kneipe in German), restaurants and street stalls as snacks and are mostly eaten with beer. It an also be ordered sometimes anytime of the day in some small restaurants.

Picture below of Strammermax in one of the many Motorway restaurants in Northern Germany on our way to Sylt. Sehr Lecker !!!!

Sauerkirsche a German word for a variety of Cherry. They are sour even when fully ripe but best when made into jams or marmalades

Pictures below of Sour Cherries we harvested in our own tree in our backyard.

Soya Beans and Kozhi (Chicken) Varutharacha Vechathu refers to one of the foods in Kerala, India made of Chicken meat (Kozhi) and Soya beans simmered in coconut milk and lots of spices. like Turmeric, Chili, Black mustard seeds, Cumin, and Curry leaves.

It is a soya beans and chicken Curry.

Varutharacha means the dish is made with roasted and ground coconut paste.

My "adopted Mom" made this dish when she was able to purchased fresh Soya Beans from the vegetable market

Sharjah Shake or Sharjah Milkshake refers to a popular cool beverage made with bananas and a malted (Horlicks) drink. It is very much loved in Kerala. Sharjah shake is a kind of milkshake made from small bananas (Njalipoovan variety) and Horlicks and is commonly sold in Kerala juice shops and bakeries. This one is with added chocolare syrup and ice cream and sometimes with grinded cashew nuts as toppings.

Below is a close up photo of fancy Sharja which I enjoyed very much when I was in Allepey, Kerala, India. I found it a bit different from other milkshakes I already tasted probably because the version from Kerala is made using Horlicks.

Sharja/Sharjah with ice cream and chocolate syrup toppings
Sharja/Sharjah with ice cream and chocolate syrup toppings

Please see other photos below of the different Sharjah sold in various foodshops, Chaya Kada and bakeries in Allepey, Kerala, India

Below is the picture of one of the most important ingredients in making Sharjah, the Horlicks (please see article about Horlicks)

Horlicks is a famous brand of malted oat drink sold in Kerala

Sukhiyan/Sukiyan/Sughiyan is a typical traditional Kerala sweet, state of South India made from cooked mung beans, spices, usually cardamom mixed with jaggery . They are formed into pingpong size balls , dip into a batter the deep fried in coconut oil.

Moreover, it is also spelled as Suhiyan or Sugiyan (Moong beans fritters ) deep fried moong dhal/green gram or Cherupayaru

These sweet snack shaped like pingpong-sized balls are made from the mixture of cooked (roasted) whole green gram or cherupayar, jaggery, grated coconut, cardamom powder, ghee and flour.

Green Gram or Moong (Mung) Bean is known as Cheru Payaru or Cherupayaru in in Malayalam, the language of Kerala.

Below are pictures of the Sukhiyan while it is being made and after they are deep-fried

Picture below is the closer view of the Sukhiyan and a scene in Chaya Kada (teashops) in Allepey, Kerala, India

Stollen is a German traditional oblong-shaped baked bread (Gebäck) for Christmas. It is made from heavy or rich yeast/leavened dough with butter, sugar, eggs and a bit of salt. It is spiced with cinammon (zimt), nutmeg (muskat), with grated almonds and raisins (Rosinen) and candied dried fruits (Trockenfructen) and drizzeled with powdered sugar. Some versions are filled with Marzipan or Poppy seeds (Mohn) at the center.

Stollen is also called Christstollen or Weinachtsstollen.

Please see below, pictures of slices of Stollen filled with Marzipan.

A more closer of Stollen with Marzipan filling below:

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