Every time I biked up to Prenzlauer Berg from Mitte or Schöneberg, I panted heavily when passing by Yumcha Heroes. With its bright neon lights showing off their logo and a look of happy and eating customers inside, I alway wondered about the delights that were hiding behind the doors of this restaurant. That this spot is about Asian and fusion, has always been apparent by the colouring and look of the place. Last week, it was finally time – and I made it to Yumcha.
Berlin sports a great many of Asian eateries. Good lunch locations for a warm and spicy meal, atmospheric elaborate restaurants for romantic dinners and easy quick fixes for a brief bite. Amidst traditional places such as Goodmorning Vietnam and funky Transit, Berlin does know how to keep the Asian cuisine fresh and lively. We used to frequent the Berlin Mitte restaurant Ho Vang that does a great lunch meal. Not dissimilar, we recently checked out the Indonesian and Thai restaurant Goodtime on the Hausvogteiplatz in Berlin Mitte.
A few steps away from the U-Bahn station Hermannplatz, right in the middle of one of Neukölln’s most lively and popular corners, you come across a great many of cheap-looking standard Vietnamese eateries. One of these is the not very promising yellow banner of Hamy. “Specialities from the Vietnamese cuisine,” it says next to its name. Next door another Asian eatery is trying to lure its customers inside with a quite similar promise. Normally, Hamy would not be a place I would enter for enjoying an evening meal.
Since I have started working in Mitte, I have been drawn to passionately exploring the local eateries during lunch. And one of my favourite Mittag haunts has been this Vietnamese restaurant, on the Rosa Luxemburg Straße and almost bordering on the large city hub Alexanderplatz. Ho Vang is a fabulously flavoursome and brilliantly budget proof Vietnamese restaurant where you can eagerly enjoy your most beloved Asian food dishes. A great getaway for anyone yearning for a luscious lunch.
Ever since I moved to Prenzlauer Berg, I have been cycling by a restaurant on the Schönhauser Allee that I have wanted to visit since I first laid eyes on it. For almost a year, I have been dying to visit Mamay, a small and minimalistic looking Asian restaurant on the Schönhauser Allee…
A couple of weeks ago, me and a collegue sat down at a small Vietnamese restaurant for a luscious strawberry caipi cocktail. The staff were so nice and friendly and the whole look of the place – especially inside – was so inviting that I decided to save this specific restaurant in my mental list of To-Do restaurants. And when I had a visitor, a couple of weeks later – I knew just the right restaurant for the evening and I dragged my companion to Onkel Ho…
If you are ever in Prenzlauer Berg and like Asian food and sushi, Sasaya is the place that you need to have experienced at least once. With a sleek and posh look, authentic seating arrangements and an exciting sushi and fresh fish menu, Sasaya knows how to lure customers inside.
One of the most well-known and hyped Asian restaurants in Berlin, Monsieur Vuong had to be tried and tested as a good food location. It is always packed with eating customers and when one finally manages to get inside, one is in for a suprising food twist.
About a week ago, I found myself in the fascinating situation of having dinner with my boss. But where does one takes ones boss without scaring him, but with still leaving a good impression? A small, shiny and sexy Vietnamese location in Berlin Mitte came to the rescue.
In a small side street, just around the corner from the Eberswalder Straße in Prenzlauer Berg, you can find another of Berlin’s many Vietnamese sushi restaurants. However, if you are looking for great food for absolutely budget prices in a great atmosphere, Sushi Number One is the place to be!