Are you frolicking in the sun while reading this? Reveling in the great expectation that is a long, free weekend with tons of sunshine and warm weather? Ohh, me too! Nothing quite like Berlin awakening from six months of depressing grey and remodeling itself into the green oasis we all love and need. After ten days in Shanghai, where I ate excellent food from morning till night (guide still to come), I’m readjusting to the local circumstances by being extra careful where to exchange money for food. So this one’s mostly old faves (plus a new highlight all the way at the end of the post). Starting today, I’ll be on the lookout for new food spots, and will let you know about the success of my discoveries asap, hopefully. Until then, enjoy the weekend!
Tag: Chinese food
Okay, I’m being very responsible here, since the last time this pop-up happened I didn’t let you know early enough and some people ended up being disappointed they missed it… Not this time! Ash Lee aka ChungKing Noodles will serve her ultra delicious yet seriously spicy (I need about 30mins to finish a portion) noodle bowls again on May 11th and 12th at The Store Kitchen in Mitte! And not only that, she already told me there’ll be more than noodles on the menu, which basically means we all have to show up both days to taste all of it.
The time has come, for us all to eat really spicy and hot food everyday. And lucky us, it’ll be an easy task: because finally, finally, finally, there’s a three-week-long pop-up series of ChungKing noodles lunch services. You remember ChungKing, don’t you? The delicious chilli noodle businesses set-up by Shanghai-born Ash Lee, creator of the Chī Fàn supper clubs? Well, if you don’t, you’re in for a treat. And if you do: you can have it every week from now on.
Oh yes, it’s cold outside. And what we Germans call ungemütlich, which is so much more than uncomfortable, more like the opposite of cosy, a complete lack of comfort… What helps, you ask? A big bowl of spicy and numbing Chongqing Noodles! They’re rare in Berlin, I only know one place to get them: at ChungKing Noodles, who’re having a pop up next week in Prenzlauer Berg!
You might already know the name “Shaniu” from a previous recommendation for Chinese food on Pariser Straße – just now they added a new spot: Shaniu opened a café a couple doors down the road from her restaurant, calling it Shaniu Café, where she serves Korean food (she’s Chinese-Korean herself) plus, every now and then, Chinese breakfast dishes!
I only know about it because one morning I received an excited text message from my friend Ash Lee, obviously her excitement easily caught me, and sooner than later we were both on the way out West, decoyed by pictures of plump dumplings and thick churros.