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. The smiling proprietor waving from the kitchen.Above 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.
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!)