On Sundays in Preussen park the Thai community of Berlin hang out, along with a couple of hundred friends and foodies who know if they want good Thai food this is the place to get it.The feel is of one great big picnic where instead of bringing your own food you get to wander from umbrella to umbrella and pick from any number of amazing dishes being prepared by mostly Thai women (I saw one man).
First off it’s just fun, people are hanging out drinking beer (can you imagine Berliner’s drinking beer? ;-)) chatting with friends and grazing on the best Thai food in Berlin.
4 Euros got me a huge made-to-order plate of shrimp Pad Thai. Some venders were selling Thai Ice tea and coffee, others exotic cocktails, lots of people were selling versions of meat on a stick. It was like being on a busy street in Bangkok only with out the noise, traffic and pollution and in German.
There was only one vendor selling produce. It looked wonderful.While I was putting together this post I got an email from Munchies (a Vice production) where I noticed this episode about street food in Berlin (along with a few restaurants) given by Kavita Goodstar one of the founders of my favorite foods night in Berlin, Thursdays at Markthalle Neun.
It seemed like the perfect send off for this, my last post about Berlin, until I return again. Though in truth, next year if I go to Europe I hope my Berlin friends will meet me in Lisbon! I’ll let you know how that works out.
For now auf Wiedersehen Berlin!