For our fourth official Picky Meeting we left the safe walls of our kitchens and headed straight to … Japan! Well, at least that’s what it feels like entering RamenXRamen in Berlin Friedrichshain, when you see the typical, straight-forward interior, smell all those delicious spices in the air and the super energetic staff greet you with a synchronized “Irasshaimse!”
As you would’ve guessed, at RamenXRamen, they offer Ramen. In fact, that’s the only thing they offer, aside from appetizers like Japanese potato salad, filled dumplings, or the all-time-classic, Edamame. As huge Edamame-lovers, we shared some of those while having our very own little rice tea ceremony.
But Ramen here is not boring noodle soup, it’s a whole, exciting meal that leaves you satisfied and happy. And there’s so many different kinds to explore: from soy sauce based Shoyu Ramen with Chasu Pork, leek, egg and nori to vegetable broth based Yasai Ramen with pak choi, leek, carrot and cabbage. They have a whole vegan menu with vegan appetizers and three different vegan Ramen.
We tried those three: Tan Tan Vegan Ramen with spicy tofu, sesame and veggies; Seitan Ramen with seitan, yuzu peel and veggies and Yasai Vegan with pak choi, corn, leek, carrot and cabbage. All Ramen are made by a Japanese cook specializing in that dish – and it shows! All three were a perfect mix out of spiciness, soupy-ness and crunchy veggies. True healthy comfort food. We loved it!
ON THE MENU: Surprise: Ramen! They also offer Japanese appetizers, a selection of tea and sake.
PRICES: Appetizers 2.50 – 4.00€. Ramen 8.50 – 10.50€.
VIBES: Welcoming, clean, authentic Japanese.
DOWNER: There’s none!
PICKY NOTES: Vegetarian options and a whole vegan menu are available.
RamenXRamen, Gabriel-Max-Straße 2, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain. Website.
Tabea has been a picky eater since she was 4 years old, when she decided she didn’t like meat (except her grandma’s meat balls). The following years she continued to challenge her family and friends with many other weird food preferences. Founding Picky Eaters is her answer to the question: “What do you even eat?!” @tabeaim