eateries

Rendez Vous in Mainhatten

I used to go to Kuchi alot. Then I got to know Nam. And more importantly his food vision and philosophie. So now I always go to DUDU. He did use to work at Kuchi though so there is a certain connection.

While in Frankfurt I had the time to visit the newly opened Moriki (the owners are business partners of Kofler & Kompanie where I work btw) and turns out they have a partnership with Berlin sushi institution Kuchi.

Very tasty food and a mouthwatering menu – very big selection both for lunch and dinner. Went for the best friends roll of course. And did feel like we were BFF indeed. Lasted till the last bite. Though I do prefer my sushi with a bit less sauce. But all friends come with flaws.

Looking forward to test the dinner menu on my next visit to the Main-metropolis.

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Last weekend’s culinary highlights

Though there are many traps Berlin is truly rich when it comes to food exploring. It’s a hard choice between keep going back to the places you love and where you know what to expect and to be adventurous and try new ones.

Made the jump two times in one day this weekend and first had a delicious bouillabaisse with a just a delicious glass of weißburgunder from Fischladen at the Armeniusmarkthalle in Moabit (the less trendy but definately worth a visit alternative to Markthalle IX in Kreuzberg).

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And if you need a food cure for last night’s escapades the fish & chips will do wonders I imagine. Same dishes available at the in Schönhauser Allee!

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Secondly a 4 course raw food menu in a very private setting by b.alive run by famed chef Boris Lauser. I loved the food (menu below) an got inspired to try out new combinations at home though the very intimate living room format didn’t really add value to the experience. Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about new events.

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Food for pro’s

Heard about The California Breakfast Slam from a couple of people before finally going after talking to James from überlin.

I have to be honest and say I think the place is on the limit regarding cleanliness but the food is simply so tasty you close you’re eyes while chewing to get the full experience – problem solved.

Though I don’t eat gluten I have a weakness for french toast and after a french-toast-free year I decided to treat myself. What a treat! I’m sure it’s lethal if you’re not a pro.

Besides the toast the Mexican style breakfast plates are pure foodporn.

Now you know where to go this weekend.

PS: follow me on instagram for instant updates. #anuduakmoment.

Can you eat cats?

Well, I would eat at Katies Blue Cat every day. Discovered it recently when checking out CeeCee’s map, looking for a cafe near by my office and I’m a fan of their baking skills when it comes to gluten free cakes and cookies.

Coffee is good too! – from Bonanza Coffee heroes.

Healthy, TASTY food in Brunnenstrasse

You’ll find plenty of places in Berlin that offer “healthy food” but at nine out of ten places I visit I’m disappointed by the quality and the choice of ingredients.

So what a thrill today when Martin introduced me to a new place in Brunnenstrasse, close to Anklamerstrasse – of course I forgot the name. I might suffer from holiday brain?

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I believe the super friendly owner, who learned his profession at Palace in Westberlin and a high end French restaurant in Knesebeckstrasse, was called Jonas. A young guy who I reckon will go far with the skills he and his team proved today.

Went for a small salad (which was plenty!) plus a bowl of bolognese which was deliciously sweet – I’m guessing from the use of carrots. (I’m a sucker for sweet.). Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, raw – all possible, I believe.

Also make sure to have a fresh apple juice! – the best I’ve ever had! Tasted like biting straight off a perfectly ripe apple. They have some special machine for it..?..holiday brains.

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Update: it’s called Joris!

Back to the (food) roots

I heard about this Copenhagen “duk-op” restaurant from Danish, Birmingham-based, DJane Denise who recently had the pleasure of joining an event.

Rødder : changing locations and changing prices according to the menu (Denise paid less than €25 for 3 courses and a glass of wine) but true to the sentiment to always exploit regional and seasonal produce and pursue the Nose2Tail concept.

Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Excuse me, but there is just more appreciation of aesthetics in Copenhagen compared to Berlin. I do love the unpolished Berlin “we just do it out of passion” touch that you experience here at these kind of “entrepreneurial initiatives”. But sometimes I wish it would be executed 100% instead of a lazy 85%. If you know what I mean?

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Sweeten up your Sunday.

Naschmarkt – or “sweets market” – at Markthalle Neun this Sunday.
Go indulge – forget about being pretty but let your eyes and stomach lead the way. I’m in.

PS. There are treats for vegan and paleo people too.

Photos via the Facebook page.

Go back in time.

Don’t think I ever posted these photos from 1900 Café Bistro. Went there ages ago. Some time last fall. But I’m pretty sure nothing has changed since then.

Worth a visit if you want to escape the Prenzlauerberg/Mitte crowd, enjoy solid food, great coffee, a variety of teas, and get the feeling of an “out of town breakfast”.

One for sunshine. One for rain.

Vanilla. A recently opened cupcake place in Prenzlauerberg that also serves frozen yoghurt. Pretty clever. And looks yummy! How about a snickers cupcake? – brilliant!

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It’s so easy to satisfy

One piece €2,90 or four half pieces €6,90. More cakeries should adobt that concept. Perfect to share! – for two with an appetite. An absolutely mouthwatering selection at Barcomi’s in Sophie-Gips-Höfen.

Unfortunately the bistro style decor doesn’t reach the same level but then there’s take away – or tables outside in Summer.

Not just potato potato

But super delicious and very filling finest baked potatos. Eat in, take away, cater.

Bixel’s in Mulackstraße. Went there on Thursday. Thanks for the tip Constantin!


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Who said private?

Invitations to private dinners used to come via private invitations. Well, welcome to the age of Social Media! These days, even private supper clubs have a Facebook page!

To mention a few …
The Shy Chef
Krauted Haus
Eating secretly