Nothing photography related today, just a small piece on a place where we had a really memorable little meal in Berlin.
What do you eat in Berlin?
Kasseler mit Sauerkraut? Königsberger Klopse? Kohlrouladen?
Apart that all those things start with a ‘K’ it does not sound too mouth-watering, does it?
No, when you are in Berlin, by all means….. eat Vietnamese!
And when you eat Vietnamese, go to District Môt in the Rosenberger Strasse!
The place is named after a district of Saigon, and when you enter, you feel like having travelled several thousand kilometres in one step.
I’m a great lover of any ‘exotic’ food, I love indian cuisine, genuine chinese, and certainly mauritian dishes, and this was no exception.
Of course the decoration is…. how to call it…. vietnamese! Small rickety tables, plastic stools, a plastic basket on each table, holding chopsticks and the inevitable Sriracha sauce. Paper napkins… sorry, make that repurposed toilet paper rolls in plastic pots.
Yes, genuine, taking it to the top in all the ways. Well, let’s say, even in neglecting the cleanliness a tiny bit… But as an old hand in outlandish street food this does not bother me too much. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger!
We were eating outside at one of the very low tables, sitting in metal and plastic, very coloured beach chairs. We were having a helluva time! Inside it’s cosy, in a very coloured vietnamese style. Call it kitsch or class, whatever, we felt good in this place.
And the food? It’s genuine too, delicious and rather cheap. In fact it was so good I forgot to take a photograph with the plate still intact… so here’s the carnage:
We had amazing beef and tofu burgers in a steamed bun, grilled chicken feet (yes, chicken feet!) and delicious rolls. When we were finished… we ordered another round of rolls and a delicious dessert of sticky rice with bean paste.
The local beer – not Berliner, local Vietnamese – was delicious on that hot summer evening. Tiger brand, remember!
Homemade lampshades and plastic flowers…. that’s what I call decoration!
The staff is genuine, friendly and helpful in explaining the dishes. Service is fast, food is good. What more do you want?
Welcome to District Môt, Saigon!
Meet them here: https://www.facebook.com/DistrictMot/
By the way, I’m (unfortunately) not paid by District Môt for this… it’s just that I had a very good time there.