Lon Men’s Noodle House has been a pivotal spot in what some like to call Berlin’s China Town for years. Although I think a better name for the stretch of Kantstraße that is home to some of the best Asian food places in the city (check Aroma, Dao, Saigon Green, Go Asia, Do De Li & Papaya for instance) would be something like “Asia Street”. Lon Men’s is definitely a major player and a save bet whenever you’re craving hot and heart warming noodle soups on a cold, dark and rainy November night. Which is why it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that there was a line outside on a random Tuesday evening!
Having lunch, albeit working in Mitte in between dozens of options, always starts with the question where to have it. Everything has been tried, either approved or dismissed, every favorit has been re-visited countless times and the opening of new spots is always eagerly awaited. And just recently, a reader suggested a new opening named after their main offer: momos.
At a recent Soho House reading, Luisa Weiss (also known as the Wednesday Chef) was lamenting the lack of cheap and plentiful dumplings in Berlin. Squeezed in the last free seat at the back of the crowd, I found myself nodding in vehement agreement…