Berlin - Food Scene (Part II)

Berlin - Food Scene (Part II)
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This post is part of a series of posts about food scene in Berlin.

In the last post, I briefly covered cuisines mainly from a few countries. Since Berlin's culinary scene is quite diverse, in this post we will take a tour of Asia without going to the Airport. 🧑‍✈️

Let's start our journey from the Far-East with Japan being our first stop

Japanese

Kimiko Sushi Bar

© Christel Dönitz

This cozy spot is just a short stroll from the lively Kurfürstendamm avenue. It's a family-run joint, and let me tell you, their sushi is something else. If you're into top-notch Nigiri or Sashimi, this is the spot to hit up. They don't rush—each piece is prepared fresh, so it might take a bit, but trust me, the wait is totally worth it.

Buya Ramen Factory

© Alessandro Castelli

Hidden in the labyrinth of buildings in Kreuzberg, you'll stumble upon this gem. It's a pretty recent spot and it's causing quite a buzz among the locals. True to its name, they're all about Ramen, and let me tell you, it's one of the best I've ever had.

As an FYI, they serve vegan ramens too!

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This place is usually crowded during lunch times and in evenings. There are chances you won't find a table here just walking in so it's better to call ahead and book a table.

Our next stop will be South Korea where to try some amazing BBQ. 🤤

Korean

Gong Gan

© Sang-Kyun Park

While casually wandering around the city, my buddy and I stumbled upon this spot in Friedrichshain and thought, "Why not give it a shot?" Turns out, that was a darn good call. It was my first time experiencing the whole cooking-at-the-table thing, and we went for the Bulgogi BBQ—it lived up to the hype. The vibes inside are super laid-back. Good times all around.

Kimchi Princess

© Said

Kimchi Princess is of the most popular Korean places in Berlin and there's right a reason for it. The common choice amongst visitors is to grill their own food and take the full experience.

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It's recommended to book a table in advance here. They open only in evenings and it is usually booked out.

Mmaah

© Thomas Liehr

Mmaah is completely different from the other two above in terms of the experience but it shares a common trait with the others: Taste. This establishment is a Korean BBQ Express. They are serving one of the tastiest Bulgogi's and Hotgogi's in Berlin.

Hotgogi Potato

They're a chain based in Berlin so you can find them all across the city.


Now, we head straight over to Vietnam for some fulfilling Pho Bo. 🏃

Vietnamese

Song Lam 37

© Song Lam 37

I found this place via a Delivery App and have never regretted it since my first order here. They have an amazing Pho Bo. The broth is rich and flavourful. It's a perfect soup for anytime of the year.

It's a must visit place for Vietnamese cuisine.

Huong Que

© Emre Yildiz

This spot was my go-to for lunch. Their Mittagsmenu (Lunch Time Menu) is the real deal—fairly priced and enough to put you in a food coma. 😄 The grub is tasty, and you can tell the ingredients are fresh.


We have so many more countries to visit so let's now fly to China and see what surprises they hold for us. ✈️

Chinese

Yumcha Heroes

© Aleksandra Snigurka

If you love dumplings, then you're in for a treat here. They have an extensive dumplings menu and are usually served in small platters so that you can savour all different types of them.


We're now heading to the sub-continent to try out spicy, diverse and colourful cuisines of Pakistan and India.

Chelany

© Chelany

It all began with a craving for some home-cooked goodness, and that's how I ended up at this spot. 🤷 The food packs a punch of flavor, with lots of ingredients straight from Pakistan. Don't miss out on the Mango Lassi and the Butter Chicken—they're a must-try.

Punjabi Zaiqa

This brand-new joint that kicked off in 2022 is gaining quite a rep among the Sub-Continent crew in Berlin. They're dishing out seriously authentic Pakistani food with those real spice levels. Plus, every Sunday morning, they whip up a Special Breakfast.

Chickpeas Curry with Flatbread and Sweet Lassi

Amrit

© Amrit

Amrit has been around for many years and they have been mighty successful, thanks to their ambiance and the food. The portions are generous and the food tastes great. One of my personal favourites is the Daal Makhani with Rice.

Chicken Tikka Curry and Butter Chicken with Garlic Naan

So, today's adventure took us on a food tour from Far East to the Sub-Continent, making pit stops in various countries. Each cuisine has its own flair and is totally worth a taste. Whether you're into raw fish or fully spiced-up meat, Berlin's got the whole culinary spectrum.

Let's see where we head off for the next phase of our journey. Until then, Ciao!

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