Berlin: Big burgers at The Bird

Berlin: Big burgers at The Bird

Don’t come here for a romantic date, unless you’re dating someone awesome. This New York style bar and steakhouse feels more like a crowded pub than a traditional restaurant.

The prices on food and drinks are perfect (compared to Stockholm, where I come from, this is a bargain). You definitley get more than you pay for. Since I love Mexican flavors, I chose the “Fat Stingy Gonzales” burger with guacamole and salsa verde. Fresh, yet a real piece of meat (all burgers are made from 250+ grams of premium German beef).

You definitely need to book a table in advance, because this place gets full in the evening. Cash only.

Where: Am Falkplatz 5, Berlin, Germany
Find online: www.thebirdinberlin.com
Visited: December 2014

Berlin: Why I love to eat at Transit

Berlin: Why I love to eat at Transit

Transit is a Thai and Indonesian restaurant, and probably the most priceworthy of its kind that I’ve visited.

Fresh, homemade and exciting dishes tapas style (you get a small bowl for 3 euro, three or four bowls per person is enough).

How about duck in pyjamas (duck with plum sauce rolled in pancakes), almost nude (summer roll with shrimp, pork, fresh herbs and salad wrapped in a thin rice paper), gado gado (steamed vegetables with fried tofu, egg and peanut sauce) or bali baby (grilled and minced pork wrapped in fresh la-lot-leaves and herbs in lime sauce)? Just by the names you can tell this will be a great trip through the Thai and Indonesian kitchen.

Simple dishes with complex flavors. The wines are good, the drinks are good, the atmosphere is good.

I am considering going back to Berlin, just to eat here again.

Where: Rosenthaler Straße 68, Berlin, Germany
Find online: www.transit-restaurants.com
Visited: December 2014