Thought I’d take a quick moment to review a few restaurants we’ve tried in Berlin.
First up is Mr Hai & Friends, one of 3 restaurants owned by Mr Hai. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant that is just around the corner from our hotel. We ventured there our first night as we both were in desperate need of some vegetables.
Ordering in a foreign country can be quite overwhelming, especially when you go somewhere that isn’t aimed at tourists. There was no English translation for the menu, and although we’ve picked up a fair few German words, it was still a bit off a mystery. Fortunately, we’re reasonably adventurous eaters, so we just took our chances. And that my friends is how I first ate frogs legs. Turns out “frosch” is German for frog, and they are considered seafood for Mr Hai’s purposes. For the record, they were delicious, and quite reasonably priced at €15 for the dish.
There’s plenty more (non-froggy) items on the menu, and the food is delicious and quite reasonable. We liked it so much we went back for lunch the next day.
The second place I’m reviewing is Hasir, which is a Turkish restaurant near Hackescher Markt. This came recommended by Rick Steve’s, and is a pretty posh place. Fortunately, the prices are very reasonable. We made up for our vegetarian the other night with meat meat and more meat! It was delicious, reasonably priced and had a great atmosphere – that’s the trifecta in my book!