So, I actually wouldn’t consider myself an expert on Chinese food – The options we have in Berlin are rather limited and not necessarily around the corner, so Chinese food just isn’t on my regular food list.
Anyhow, even before I went to London, I knew I wanted to try as many Asian restaurants as possible, knowing that London has a great culture of Asian food. So we started with Silk Road close by Camberwell Green in Peckham. And boy, would I’ve loved to pack the place up and transplant it to Mitte.
Entering the small restaurant with a rather undistinguishable interior I immediately knew it was going to be good. The inside was filled with delicious smells of cooking food and the guests all had this certain satisfied look in their eyes. We went for some smaller hot dishes like spiced eggplant (so good!), homemade cabbage (even better!), dumplings and then ordered a big bowl of broth with meat, potatoes, vegetables and a serving of their homemade noodles everyone recommended us to try.
The broth was divine – actually so delicious, that in the moment I tasted it I felt a certain sadness that this is only to be had in London. It wouldn’t have needed the dish with noodles, tomatoes and eggs that I also ordered, the portions are more than generous.
While we indulged in our food, the room got steamier by the minute. The spicy food and damp air warmed us inside and out. It is certainly the best autumn / winter food one can image.
In case someone has a recommendation for something similar in Berlin – please let me know!
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