Monday, December 23, 2013

I know it has been a while

I know I haven't updated this blog in forever, but life got in the way. I plan on updating again in the new year, though maybe not as often as I find I do not have as much time as I once did. We are traveling to London soon so watch for some posts about the hopefully amazing food we eat while we are there!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tien Hiang, Paris France

Location: 14 Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France

One of my favorite restaurants in Paris is Tien Hiang. Everything we have had here has been amazing and what I still have to find in Berlin. Their mock meats are my favorites and it is just really good. So when we went back to Paris for a few days the first place we visited was Tien Hiang. Really we had wanted to go back at least once more on that trip, but we unable to fit it in. We started this visit with the fried dumplings. I love dumplings and these were tasty. The sauce that came with them was odd. Sweet and kind of like a barbecue sauce which was interesting and not expected.

We also tried the radish cake. This was also good, but greasy. It had a light flavor, but I enjoyed it.

Our first main was the caramelized chicken clay pot which was so unbelievably good! I could have eaten a heaping plate full of this stuff. It was mock chicken, shallots, coconut milk, ginger and tofu. There were large pieces of ginger and the mock chicken was my favorite kind, though I don't know what it is exactly. It was so good. I wish I had some now...

We also tried the Vermicelli with lemongrass beef - lemongrass, onion, tofu, soya pieces, peanuts, cucumber and mint. This was also very tasty. Fresh and light, but hard to top the caramelized chicken. Still very good.

Overall - I love Tien Hiang. Definitely try and stop by if you are in Paris.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yumcha Heroes, Berlin Germany

Location: Weinbergsweg 8, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Our second visit to Yumcha Heroes started off the same as the first - with Pak Choi. It is so tasty and light and just a great dish. The baked ginger goes nicely with the pak choi.

Then we also both got some dumplings, though I got the dumpling soup since we were sitting outside and it was getting a bit chilly. That and I love soup and this one is delicious. It comes with the same dumplings that you get steamed, just with broth added. So tasty.

Then we decided to try something new, the silk tofu cube - silk tofu baked with vegetables and a soy ginger sauce. This was just alright. I am not sure I would get it again as it is more expensive, but not that much food and not amazing. I mean it was good, just not great. I would just stick with my small dishes and be done with it.

Overall - Yumcha Heroes is great for light delicious foods.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Makoto, Berlin Germany

While my in-laws were in town we needed to find some places for meat and veggie eaters (we usually eat at veggie places). After reading a good review we decided to check out Makoto for dinner one night. We started off with the miso tofu - tofu with miso sauce. This was really good, light miso flavor and was just a nice light starter.

We also tried the vegetable croquettes - mashed potatoes, peas, corn and onions fried (comes with mayo so you have to ask to leave that off. They didn't understand me the first time and they came out covered in it so they fixed it for us). These were alright. Just mashed potato cakes. Good but not amazing.

We then tried the Yasai Don - fried vegetables and tofu with ginger sauce served over rice. This was quite tasty, very nice light ginger flavor. Not too overpowering like ginger can sometimes be. Very good.

Overall - We will definitely be back to Makoto. The food was tasty and fresh.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tanne B, Berlin Germany

Location: Eisenbahnstra├če 48, 10997 Berlin, Germany

Tanne B is one of our favorite ice cream places. We stopped by a little while ago and it was chilly outside and they had a red lentil coconut soup listed as vegan so we thought we would try that (as well as our usual waffle and ice cream). The soup was delicious. It had pieces of carrots and sprouts, lentils and was creamy but light. So tasty with a light heat to it. Perfect for a chilly day lunch.

Overall - We love Tanne B, and now we will be back to try more of their soups!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hot Dog Soup, Berlin Germany

We were walking by Hot Dog Soup one day and their sign outside stating they had vegan options so we stopped in to check it out. We started with the Hawaiian - veggie dog with pineapple, fried onion, ketchup and sweet chili sauce. This was really delicious. It was sweet and really tasty.

The other hot dog we tried was the Kraut - veggie dog with fried onions, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard. This was good, but I am not a huge mustard fan and there was a bit much on this for me. It kind of overpowered everything for me and since I don't like mustard it kind of made it just okay. If you like mustard though it is really good.

Overall - If we are in the area and need something to eat we would stop in again. The hot dogs were tasty and service was super quick.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cake Prinzessin, Berlin Germany

We were wandering through the Mauer Park Flea Market one Sunday and saw a sign for Cake Prinzessin with vegan cupcakes so we of course had to stop and try one. They had a few flavors but the choco-chai called to me. The icing was actually really tasty, and usually I am not a huge icing fan (usually it is too sweet). The cake however was really dry and just not very good. Disappointing.

Overall - The cupcake was not very good. The cake was dry and just not tasty, though the frosting was delicious.