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Transit (Mitte), Rosenthaler Strasse, Berlin

Different plates

Restaurant Transit is a newer pan-asian uncomplicated restaurant which was recommended to me by a friend. You sit down, mark all the dishes you want on a piece of pre-printed paper and send off the order with the waitress. The concept is pretty fun and rather cheap considering the amount of dishes I had (didn’t finish them all). But I wasn’t happy with the food, they do a lof of different stuff, but none of the dishes really captured my attention. I’ve read great things about Transit but was slighty miffed after dining here, since the food wasn’t up to par. A good example is the duck in pyjamas dish. It’s duck wrapped in a pancake which is obviously a play of peking duck, but it never managed to capture the magical feeling you get when eating a great duck. Prices:

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Restaurant Dapur, Schaffhauserstrasse, Zurich

Martabak telur

Sate Ayam Madura (Java), gebratener Reis

My favourite football team was playing, I had an american sinus infection (used to be called a simple cold) and therefore needed special medical attention. This gave me some time to test out a restaurant before joining as a spectator. Ronnie B gave me a tip, he told me to checkout
Dapur an indonesian place in Oerlikon. Funny enough, all the guests were very swiss, even though I went for an early dinner at 18:45, I was one of the last ones sitting down to eat. Martabak telur was a kind of egg, beef and spring onion dish stuffed into a light pastry dough and fried. It was a new taste for me, good ingredients and made fresh on premise, a pretty nice start to the meal. My main course was Chicken Satay with fried rice. I really liked the chicken it was accompanied by a much heartier versions of the peanut sauce then normally Thai restaurants offer and the added saltiness made it a more interesting dish for me. I enjoyed the Acar (vinegar with onions, pickles and carrots) which paired nicely with the other ingredients. The fried rice (for an impressive 12.50) wasn’t the best one I’d ever eaten, but it was an honest and original recipe and much better than what you’d normally get. This was a good recommendation and I liked the food. I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I’ve eaten Indonesian food in Singapore (IMHO the world’s food capital) and it tasted the same. If you’re looking for a good ethinc dining experience, Dapur in Oerlikon has it. Prices:

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China Vietnam Supermarket, Militaerstrasse, Zurich

Papayasalat mit Crevetten

Ente mit Massamancurry

So a fried tells me there’s a new great place on Militärstrasse and after a few beers I let myself be convinced and head over there. Now I still don’t know what the place is called, it’s seems to be simply named China Vietnam Supermarket. It’s a Mom and Pop shop and the owners make a very hard attempt at pleasing diners. I ordered a Papaya salad with shrimp. Now I’m okay with hot, but this one almost killed me. I needed two additional beers to quench the burn. I didn’t taste much of the duck massaman curry which followed, but the it was a tad dry and I wasn’t too happy. Prices were cheap, but I’m not sure I’ll be back:

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