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Berlin Food Stories

by Per Meurling
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A chat about the very best eating experiences in Berlin by Per Meurling, the founder of the website Berlin Food Stories and the world's most foremost authority on food in Germany's capital.

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Jason Goldberg 6 hours ago
GUEST QUESTION
Long March Canteen, Berlin, Germany
Hey Per! Any thoughts on Long March Canteen? I went tonight with low expectations but thought it was pretty decent.
Photo uploaded at Long March Canteen, Berlin, Germany by Jason Goldberg on May 25 2017 03.58 PM UTC
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Per Meurling
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Haven't been for a while actually - but I had some very average experiences about two years ago.
It's the same crew that runs Yumcha Heroes and I have a fundamental problem with how they interpret Chinese food. Especially their dumplings, with their thick dough and huge fillings, it's like they try to put a Bratwurst into a dumpling. Having said that, I used to really like these places a couple of years ago before I travelled to Asian and the food is not per se bad. It's just not great.
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Jason Goldberg 6 hours ago
We stayed away from the buns and dumplings and just went mostly for the cold starters and the hot dishes -- Shared about 15 amongst 4 of us. Some clear hits, only q couple of complete misses -- and overall exceeded expectations! (Had minimal to none!)
Jason Goldberg 6 hours ago
The cold chili chicken and the softshell crab were particularly good!
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Per Meurling 2 days ago
Mrs Robinson's, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at Mrs Robinson's, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 24 2017 07.48 AM UTC
Another one from Mrs. Robinson's: Shrimp noodles (100% shrimp!), saffron and miso butter, roe.
Killer dish! A pure umami bomb and the noodles are very special.
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Per Meurling 2 days ago
The Store Kitchen, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at The Store Kitchen, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 23 2017 01.09 PM UTC
Throwback to this beautiful black bean Bagna Cauda, sheep joghurt and salad from NYC's Amanda Cohen and Berlin's own Lode van Zuylen at our Terroir Berlin dinner last week. You ate the entire thing with your hands (no cutlery) and the whole thing was so wonderfully simple it kinda knocked your socks off....
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Per Meurling 3 days ago
Mrs Robinson's, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at Mrs Robinson's, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 23 2017 06.34 AM UTC
Szechuan cucumber salad, shrimp noodles, grilled octopus lavash...all washed down with killer cocktails and wines. Mrs. Robinson's is now open on Mondays and finally offers the possibility for a great contemporary meal on the first day of the week.
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Per Meurling 1 week ago
The Flying Monkey, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at The Flying Monkey, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 22 2017 08.07 AM UTC
The verdict on the new dim sum place on the corner of Kastanienallee and Oderberger StraรŸe: Mediocre Food quality with a couple of tasty highlights, overwhelmed and hence terrible service, slightly overpriced. I would give it a couple of months before I return. Pictured: Tuna and Salmon tartar in taco shells (ridiculous dish).
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Jason Goldberg 1 week ago
Will try ourselves and let you know our thoughts!
Per Meurling 1 week ago
Jason Goldberg do it. But bring enough time..
Photo uploaded at Standard - Serious Pizza, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 19 2017 02.33 PM UTC
News alert at Standard Pizza: The new pear and gorgonzola Bianca is INSANE. Get it while it's hot.
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Per Meurling 1 week ago
The Store Kitchen, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at The Store Kitchen, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 19 2017 10.05 AM UTC
Course number 1 on the spectacular Terroir Berlin Chef's Dinner at The Store Kitchen was these hand-dived, 150 year old Mahogany Clams brought to Berlin by the infamous Roderick Sloan and served with hot charcoal, scallop roe emulsion, kohlrabi and buttermilk. A once in a lifetime kind of eat....
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Per Meurling 1 week ago
Ernst, Germany
Photo uploaded at Ernst, Germany by Per Meurling on May 18 2017 03.03 PM UTC
Just one of the many INSANE dishes served up as part of the Terroir Berlin collaborative dinner this week. This course was raw, unshaved white asparagus
(picked fresh that morning) served with asparagus vinegar, sorrel, cream and water mint. A collaboration between ernst's Dylan Watson and Amass' Matt Orlando. Mind. Blown.
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Per Meurling 1 month ago
Dรณttir, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at Dรณttir, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 9 2017 09.41 AM UTC
Tortellini del Plin with veal, rabbit and pork. Peas. Parmigiano. Walnuts.
From May 9th to 20th, before @dottir_restaurant closes its doors, Andrea Iannicella from the Dรณttir kitchen team will run a Piedmontese pop up in the Dรณttir venue.
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Jason Goldberg 2 weeks ago
Such a shame they are closing!
Per Meurling 1 week ago
Jason Goldberg agreed! But they will most likely open again in a new location.
Photo uploaded at Restaurant Horvรกth, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 8 2017 10.34 PM UTC
Peculiar highlight of the dinner at Horvath: white chocolate and pigs blood pralines with hazelnut butter. Insanely delicious.
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Photo uploaded at Restaurant Horvรกth, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 8 2017 10.32 PM UTC
Had a lovely dinner at Horvath on Friday. Pretty old school and a bit stuffy, but service was impeccable, most of the food delicious and I really appreciate their wine menu with lots of rare bottles from Eastern Europe. And in the summer their terrace by the canal is killer! Pictured: lightly seared sturgeon With a duck emulsion and rum cured plums
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
Glad to hear you liked it! We've been 3 times and loved it the first 2 times and then found it quite disappointing on our 3rd visit, in August 2015, and have not been back since.
Photo uploaded at Lebensmittel in Mitte, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 6 2017 06.54 AM UTC
If you're in Berlin right now, you should not miss out on indulging the seasonal white asparagus. Germans literally go NUTS over it and every decent German restaurant will be serving them right now. This simple version with potatoes, cured ham and a boatload of clarified butter is from Lebensmittel, my favorite Southern German lunch in Berlin.
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Bojan Dragicevic 1 month ago
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Lena Schk 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
I am looking for a good Mexican restaurant - I tried a few in Berlin but most of them are more some sort of imbiss/takeaway rather than a sit-down restaurant. Do you know a tasty Mexican restaurant in which you can spend more than just an hour before you feel guilty for occupying one of the very few tables?
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Per Meurling
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Hey Lena! They are unfortunately not really any great Mexicans in Berlin right now, when it comes to what you're describing I would recommend trying the new hip Mexican La Lucha in Xberg. I didn't live the food on my first visit, but it's quite ambitious and the venue is fun. Otherwise my go to Mexican food are the Taco Alambres at Maria Bonita and the new taco place Lucha Libre in the Moabit Markthalle.
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Photo uploaded at Pacifico Buns & Burgers, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on May 4 2017 02.06 PM UTC
Trending in Berlin right now: The chicken katsu bao at Pacifico, check it out when you have a chance! Almost as tasty as their pork belly bao ๐Ÿ˜‹
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MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany
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Video uploaded at MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on Apr 30 2017 11.51 AM UTC
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MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany
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Video uploaded at MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on Apr 30 2017 11.49 AM UTC
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Video uploaded in Berlin Food Stories by Per Meurling on Apr 30 2017 11.29 AM UTC
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MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany
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Video uploaded at MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on Apr 30 2017 11.26 AM UTC
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MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany
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Video uploaded at MS Hoppetosse, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on Apr 30 2017 11.25 AM UTC
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Sascha Guenther - Pepo
Sascha Guenther 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
Best place to have Business Lunch in Mitte ?
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Per Meurling
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Define business lunch. :) as in a better lunch where you can meet with a client? Or just a cheap lunch? And where in Mitte?
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
I wasnt wowed over by sra bua for dinner but have found if great for client / business lunch (in Adlon)
Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
Ahhh that's a tough food area, Nordbahnhof!

Alpenstueck bakery does a decent lunch. No wifi though.
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Per Meurling 1 month ago
Chicha, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at Chicha, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on Apr 23 2017 07.23 PM UTC
Pan fried corvina and pulpo with a seafood bisque, kind of like the Bouillabaisse of Peru. DELICIOUS!!
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Per Meurling 1 month ago
Chicha, Berlin, Germany
Photo uploaded at Chicha, Berlin, Germany by Per Meurling on Apr 23 2017 07.18 PM UTC
Revisited Peruvian eatery Chicha in Neukรถlln tonight and ended up having a superb meal with killer drinks. This place is a lot of fun and most of the food is pretty great, like this Saltado Lomo, check it out!
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Per Meurling 1 month ago
Christian Schoenherr perfect location for a big group!
Per Meurling 1 month ago
Christian Schoenherr they just updated the whole menu, that's why I came by. It's even better now, highly recommended!