I’m working on making this one a tradition: going out of Berlin on an Ausflug to Brandenburg, hiking through the forests and meadows to return and have a Chinese dinner with friends. All happening preferable on a Sunday late afternoon, so there’s enough time in the day to still do loads of nothing when I come home, which is very important for my weekend routine. Lucky me, many places in Berlin cater to those in need of a spicy feast, and this is one of my favs, especially because they serve a delicious gluten cake with mushrooms and peanuts, and a great plate of fried aubergine.
I’ve been here a couple of times since I first wrote about it in January 2015, I like how small it is and how much the owners care about their visitors, making you feel like you eat at a family place. The dishes are always on point and delicious – besides the gluten cake (yes, really), I suggest you order the crispy fried aubergine that is quite spicy, and the bok choi with mushrooms. I missed out on the Szichuan style boiled tofu this time, it would’ve definitely heated my frozen self after returning from the ice cold Brandenburg landscape.
Take your time and bring loads of friends, at least three, I want to say. Nothing’s sadder than not being able to order everything you want from the menu or even going with people who don’t want to share but insist on eating from their very own plate. Which makes no sense, when you go to a Chinese restaurant, because Chinese food is served to share. That’s why you get those tiny bowls, so that you can pick whatever you want from the plates on the table. So don’t be that person ordering fried noodles with vegetables.