Sundays are my favorite days. Sure, it’s the weekend and like most people I don’t have to work. But Sundays are more than just a free days. For me and mostly my boyfriend Frank, Sundays mean eating new stuff. We try to discover Berlin and all of its variety of food. So, let’s get to the delicious part: Last Sunday we visited a tiny vegan Vietnamese restaurant called Cat Tuong in Prenzlauer Berg.
Frank and I went there at 5pm, a little bit too early for the daily evening business. We ordered two appetizers, Goi Cuan sommer rolls with a mouth-watering peanut sauce and a small Pho-Soup with onions, cabbage slices, oyster mushrooms, string beans and, of course, noodles. Both dishes looked amazing on the plates. The ingredients were absolutely fresh and tasted delicious.
As drinks we ordered the typically Vietnamese Tiger Beer. I have to say that the waiter did a fabulous job. He was very attentive and also gave us the time we needed to place the orders.
Frank chose Pho Xao as his main course. It is a spicy noodle dish with tofu, broccoli, cabbage roses and peanut splitters. The pre-heated plates were a definite plus. This way your meal stays hot until you have finished the last bite.
I ordered the Buddha Bowl. Best decision so far! It contains a lot of great ingredients like sweet potatoes, carrots, soya slices, green algae salad, chili, rice and a perfectly harmonised brown sauce. What attracted us most was the vegetables. They were cooked on point, super crispy, and tasted almost like heaven. True story.
ON THE MENU: They have only vegan dishes starting with typical appetizers, such as noodle soups or spring rolls. You can choose from roughly 4 to 8 main courses with different main ingredients like rice or noodles.
PRICES: Starters around 5 € and main dishes about 9 €. A beer costs 3 €.
VIBES: Very nicely decorated small restaurant, especially the framed green grass on the walls. They played relaxing launch music and created a pleasant atmosphere. Only one toilet. But hey, that’s very modern: gender neutral 😉
DOWNER: Nothing here!
PICKY NOTES: Everything is vegan. Only seasonal and regional produce.
Cat Tuong, Kastanienallee 89, 10435 Berlin. Website.
Evie worked in the hotel business for a few years before moving to Berlin. She studies Digital Media Culture at the Filmuniversity in Babelsberg and is interested in film, fashion, and food. Two years ago, she decided to swap Schnitzel for Tofu – and is still more than happy with it! You can follow her on Instagram @evie.efeu.