Four days in Berlin meant four days of looking forward to a whole lotta meat and a whole lotta beers. We were amazed with the diversity of food we've come across in this city. And no, it's not just the currywurst... but let's begin with that, shall we?
Address: Oranienburger Str. 6, 10178 Berlin, Germany
After reading many good things about Curry 61, we made the effort to find this place. And boy we found it, twice. Currywurst is a German staple of grilled pork sausage topped with curry ketchup and curry powder, with chips as a side. I may be exaggerating when I say it's one of the best things I've had in my life, but I really think it is. Like I said, we came back for a second time! You have the option to go with skin or skinless - go ahead and order both!
What we ordered: currywurst - one with skin, the other without
Address: Bernburger Str. 35, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Our first German pub during our trip, Stadtklause did not disappoint. Schnitzels, meatballs, fried eggs, beer... what could go wrong? Highly recommended!
What we ordered: two rissoles (pork and beef) with fried potatoes and two fried eggs, pork cutlet with fried potatoes and two fried eggs
Address: Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin, Germany
An indoor market that sells everything you need: fresh produce, baked goods, sandwiches, burgers, meat pies, the list goes on. The best time to come and visit is during Street Food Thursday which we unfortunately missed!
Address: U1 Schlesisches Tor, Oberbaumstraße 8, 10997 Berlin, Germany
I suppose when you find about a burger joint located in an old public toilet, you can't help but be curious about it. Just a 10-minute walk from Markthalle Neun, Burgermeister opens at 11 during weekdays and at 12 during weekends. It's best to come early if you want to grab a table, otherwise do as the locals would - chow down on your burger while standing. After a round of flavourful burgers, sinful fries, and a few bottles of beer, it was goodness overload.
What we ordered: Meisterburgers double, chili cheese fries, bacon with onion fries
Address: Pflugstraße 11, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Two words: seriously good. Given that we were not close to looking like locals, the waiter approached us and cheerfully explained the specials in English. We said we love meat and beer and he served us just that! The beef roast tasted like nothing we've had before, the meat just melts in your mouth. The sides and gravy were a perfect complement to the flavourful meat; and the beer just heavenly.
What we ordered: Rinderbraten (beef roast) with gravy, potatoes, red cabbage, Berliner Eisbein (pig knuckle) with sauerkraut and potatoes
Address: Köthener Str. 28, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Our first meal in Berlin was a craving for something filling... which meant rice. Just a walking distance from our hotel, Mabuhay was packed when we got there. Everyone from nearby office buildings seemed to be grabbing their fill during lunch break. With its cheap price, reasonable portions, yet authentic Indonesian taste, it's no wonder it's ranked in Berlin's top 10 on TripAdvisor!
What we ordered: Sate Ayam (marinated chicken skewers with rice and peanut sauce), Nasi Goreng Bebek (fried rice with vegetables and duck)
Address: Rosenthaler Str. 62, 10119 Berlin, Germany
You'll feel like you've stepped inside a completely different continent once you arrive at District Mot. Its interior is like an eatery you'll happen to pass by along the streets of Vietnam - floral patterned pillows, plastic seats, old stereos and fans, and even a bicycle food cart. I particularly loved the mango salad!
What we ordered: Sour mango salad with dried shrimps, Dac biet pho with everything, 1-800-hot bao bling, District Mot green tea sour (cocktail), Xoai (cocktail)
Address: Hackescher Markt, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Lined and surrounded with cafes, restaurants, street food, vintage shops, book stores, and art galleries, Hackescher Market is an all-around culture hub for locals and tourists.
Vox Restaurant and Bar
Address: Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Fine dining, gastronomical experience at the heart of Berlin. Read our full review and romantic dining experience here.
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