Flammlachs is now a Popular Snack Food at German Christmas Markets:
Flammlachs is our favourite snack food at the Munich Christkindlmarkt. We came across the flammlachs stall when we were wandering around Rindermarkt. In a meat-oriented Munich Christmas market, there are plenty of sausages, beef and pork available. You can imagine our delight at finding fresh woodfire roast salmon!
We first came across this delicious roast salmon snack at the Freiberg Christmas Market a couple of years ago. Thankfully, for pescatarians like us, they are now available in Munich.
Flammlachs was originally invented in Finland. Fresh salmon on wood slabs are roasted in a woodfire. The cooked fish is tender, juicy and has a pleasant smokey flavor. Served on a small excellent bread roll, it is simply delicious!
On our first night at the Munich Christmas market, we were so lucky to buy the last portion of flammlachs that was left. The next evening we returned to Hamburg’s FischHutt’n. The lady recognized us and thanked us for coming back.
Tony noted the name of the stall and mentioned that we are going to Hamburg. The owner chuckled and explained that they are Munich born and bred, but their surname is Hamburg, hence the name of the stall.
Hamburg’s FischHutt’n does a roaring trade and all the slabs of salmon are gone at the end of the evening. One evening we even came away empty-handed as they had sold out before closing time.
A Popular Christmas Market Snack
Flammlachs have become quite popular at German Christmas markets and we’ll definitely be on the look-out for more at our next German Christmas market stops.