Mae Charoen Thai-Imbiss Berlin

IMG_2830 My friends Harald and Keith (pictured) took me to a small Thai Imbiss around the corner from their apartment yesterday called Mae Charoen.  A small, cheery place run by two women from Chiang Mai (in the north of Thailand) who serve up a limited menu of truly authentic Thai food.  I had a squid salad served with rice, the salad had a generous portion of Thai chili in it and was served with a big scoop of rice.  It was so delicious I wanted to go back that same night and have dinner.IMG_2829 IMG_2828The smiling proprietor waving from the kitchen.IMG_2827IMG_2825Above is the Red curry with tofu (lots of other options for the carnivores!) and the Squid Salad below served on a bed of shredded Cabbage – so damn good.IMG_2824

IMG_2832 This is a local place that hasn’t hit the hipster radar yet, which is, in part, one of it’s appeal – if you didn’t know better you’d think you were on a little Soi in Chiang Mai.  If you come to Berlin and you need some really good food – eat here – but be aware it’s the real deal (read Thai Spicy!)

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3 Responses to Mae Charoen Thai-Imbiss Berlin

  1. Pingback: A Mexican Feast at a Cottage in Berlin | Urbanfoodguy

  2. phil says:

    I really love that restaurant. I am almost once a week there. Its so fresh and cheap. For me its the best food in that area. Unfortunately it gets more and more crowded. So it got difficult go get a table. Especially when the sun is shinning.

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