Ah, poached eggs for a weekend breakfast. It’s not on many menues in Berlin, and if, it’s not necessarily well made. Which means perfectly poached, with a runny yolk that’s hardened around the edges and a tasty Hollandaise with the perfect tartness of lemon. And I think I found a personal favorit this past Easter weekend, when I went to Chipps, the deli–restaurant owned by the makers of club Cookies and its restaurant Cookies & Cream
In a city that still seems to think sushi the be- and end-all of Japanese cuisine, it’s a rare treat to come across Nazuna, a quietly popular lunchroom on a rather unsightly stretch of Danziger Strasse
This small café is truly Japanese – they serve a big selection of Japanese teas, from Sencha to Hojicha and Genmaicha, and a small choice of food. The perfect lunch option are their bento boxes, that come with a very delicious and gentle Miso soup, a portion of rice, vegetarian gyoza, pickled vegetables and a salad. Its very quiet and certainly rather demure in style, the interior is not fancy, but who needs that when the food is that good. They don’t do sushi at all, and are very wise to do.
The myth of Berlin’s multiculturalism, its mix of many different cultures and nationalities prevails as one of its current perks. While it’s actually a very German, very white society shaping this city, and more of a coexistence of several ethnic groups rather than a real mixture. This Berlin (or German) characteristic gets all the more clear to me when travelling and seeing cities with an actual diverse community.
However the various residents of Berlin mostly mix in one certain place – an arabic food vendor.
It’s cold in Berlin, with loads of snow and ice. And all I want to eat are heart warming soups with spicy broths or sizzling bowls with hot ingredients. Easy way to get that in Mitte is going to YamYam, this neat and cosy Korean deli at Rosa Luxemburg Platz.