We didn’t know it until now, but the venerable Kürtőskalács, or “chimney cake”, may be the up and coming cake trend.
Markthalle Neun is one of the most famous places in Berlin’s food scene, but in some ways its success is a mixed blessing.
When we came Berlin in the early 2010s, this was the quintessential “hipster” place for us: We’d go and listen to the guy at the next table, boasting how he wasted €200 on drinks last night.
We’ve first been to Zen when we had an Airbnb in the area and didn’t want to hunt around for a lunch place. We’ve always had a soft spot for udon noodles: Compared to the better known, all-popular ramen they are thicker, more substantial and more “native Japanese”. They come in as many variations as ramen, though.
We tried this shop when we were coming home after a long day out, and were hungry. We found one of our favourite places.
Patisserie Tomo is another “french-japanese” pastry shop, specializing in freshly made dorayaki – these are japanese pancake-like sweets, traditionally filled with adzuki red bean paste. They are also, apparently, Doraemon’s favorite treat.