Germans love Ketchup
It is surprising, as I would expect that only Americans really love ketchup, but Germans take it to a new level. It is not just for fries and burgers, but rather an all-in-one sauce/condiment/flavor supplement that goes with anything. Witness a snapshot I captured today at lunch (the name of the owner will remain anonymous at their request):
What we have here is a slice of pizza, rice, and some sliced cucumbers. On both the pizza and rice is ketchup. This is not very strange here. In fact, I have actually seen "Spaghetti with Ketchup" on a menu here. It can be pasta sauce, it can be steak sauce. I've seen it on turkey, I've seen it on fish.
Speaking of Ketchup, I found that your standard Heinz ketchup tastes different here. sweeter, maybe. And it feels so wrong, but they sell McDonald's brand ketchup in the stores, and I think it tastes better than the Heinz.