You’re either really excited by this, or you don’t know what you’re missing. It all started when I saw a Facebook photo of a bottle of Thatcher’s Katy cider and the caption: “Well well well, what have we got here… A huge selection of British ciders and beers”. My life over the past few years … Read more Finally! British Products Find a Home in Berlin
Think you know Berlin’s best Döner kebab? Meet the person reviewing them all. There’s a breathtaking, ever-growing number of Dönerläden in Berlin. Feeling overwhelmed by it all, it’s easy to give up the hunt to find ‘Berlin’s best’ and settle for ‘Berlin’s nearest’. Attempting to test, catalogue and rate them all? Madness. This daunting and … Read more Finding Berlin’s Best Döner Kebab With Dönerstag
Restaurateurs tell us how Berlin’s gastro scene is really coping. As the world began locking down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and my beloved Berliner bars and restaurants began shutting their doors, one of my first questions was ‘how on earth are they going to survive this?’ Rent, wages, health insurance, kitchens stuffed with … Read more Will Berlin Restaurants Survive COVID-19?
How to cook like a Sternekoch using only your local Spätkauf. As supermarkets become hotbeds of paranoia and empty toilet roll shelves, and people all over Berlin are realising that pesto and pasta is boring as fuck, Berlin Loves You comes to the rescue. With a little imagination, Spätkaufs sell all you need to create … Read more 5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine
Tupac offers “South American cuisine with a Peruvian twist”. My knowledge of South American cuisine consists of Argentine steaks with chimichurri, ceviche, pisco sour and caipirinha. Beyond that, I’ve no idea what people eat over there. So, when I heard that Kreuzberg restaurant Tupac was offering a modern take on Latino food as a whole, … Read more Tupac: A Journey Into South American Unknown
Berlin’s original Asian noodle soup is making a comeback Ah, pho. Hard to pronounce yet easy to find – on street corners all over Berlin. For a long time, it was the go-to Asian noodle soup for Berliners. In recent years, however, Japanese ramen places have been gaining popularity and excitement – as well as … Read more An Ode to Pho: Ramen’s Less Hip Cousin
Newly opened, we got a preview of new Dunckerstrasse eaterie, Schneiderei. Two weeks ago, I received a curious email inviting me to preview a restaurant. When I got there, the restaurant was a completely empty space save for a handful of small, candle-lit tables. I didn’t quite know what I was doing there until I … Read more Liron Schneider’s New Restaurant ‘Schneiderei’
What happens when a star restauranteur turns his hand to fishmongery? Well, it’s Fish Klub. It’s funny to see Daniel Lambert, the man behind what I coined ‘F’hain’s most exciting restaurant’, Khwan, and the person who has served me the best meal I’ve ever had in Berlin, working behind the fish counter at new Markthalle … Read more Fish Klub Is The Seafood Bar Berlin Needs
In a city of eco-activists and bio-bandwagons, should Berliners embrace eating insect protein? In 2016, I interviewed Fernando from Mexican canteen and mezcaleria, Tentacion. He told me that, although he serves meat at his restaurant, he’s actually vegetarian. The only non-vegetarian thing he truly misses eating is: insects. I thought he was completely mad. Now, … Read more Should Berliners Embrace Eating Insects?
Once again, Moksa proves that the search for food perfection is at once both noble and sublimely irrational. If you don’t know Moksa, it’s Zed. And Zed’s search for Indian food perfection. His deconstruction of authentic Indian flavours takes him to extraordinary lengths to create his dishes. If you think there’s a little of Zed … Read more Moksa 2.0: Berlin Indian Food Redefined. Again.