It’s a wonderful time to eat in Berlin, the city gets better every month and here’s another great new place to enjoy: Koshary Lux is serving unique dishes from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and many more…
Like the eponymous Koshary, an Egyptian dish with rice, noodles, lentils, chickpeas and a lemon garlic sauce (Daa’a) or a spicy chili sauce (Shatta) – what sounds like a heavy mess is actually a belly and heart-warming delicacy, comforting and exciting at the same time. You can any maybe already have tried it at Koshary Lux’s stall at Street Food Thursday. The shop in Charlottenburg showcases their whole potential: dishes from all kinds of regions, always done in their special, local style and certainly not adapted to the German taste.
If you ever wanted to experience the big potential of North African food, without the travel, then this is your place. When I was there, the chef and the owner just returned from traveling to Tunisia and brought back Kafteji, a mix of deep fried vegetables, potato and sweet potato chips and an egg (6,90 Euro). My concerns of this being too heavy for lunch were overcome by the lovely staff who assured me this freshly made dish was everything but tiring.
They were right: the crispy vegetables literally just left the hot oil, and while the house made harissa lifted it up, the fruity intense olive oil balanced the whole thing. At first I thought, why would you serve bread with such an intense meal, but was super happy they did, with what else would I’ve soaked up the juices left on the plate?
Can’t wait to see what else they’re bringing, their facebook feed is already making me drool. This week’s special is Gandufli from Egypt: clams in a cumin sauce served with green salad.