Back and forth between Tel Aviv and Berlin. I am exploring, experiencing, discovering. One place I always like to come back to is ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ in Jaffa. My friend called it a ‘food factory’, which may sound a little odd in terms of what to expect.
In fact the food is always fresh and super delicious. The variety of mezze which are put on your table the moment you sit down is amazing. I love the grilled fish, fresh from the sea, but also the chicken that my friends had was just perfect.
The service is fast and mostly really friendly, which is special in such a busy place.
It is called Yum! Yesterday I was introduced to a place that I had not been to before, Nathan Thai. I am not a particular lover of Thai food, because mostly I find it either too spicy or too dull. This one is different. First of all I loved the interior, especially the toilets. Yes, toilets. You have to go there if you ever visit this place. Clean, stylish, special, worth a visit.
Further, the service is really nice, attentive, knowledgeable, fast.
And of course the food. I had only 2 small dishes, the papaya salad, which I shared with my friend, and a medium size dish made with polenta and veal cheeks. The meat was super tender, and the mixture of spices was just perfect.
At the end we shared a desert which was also really delicious. But the really special little detail was, that they heat up your (golden!) spoons in chai, before you enjoy the desert, which makes it a particular experience.
Another great discovery in Tel Aviv.
This weekend I spend 2 days in a place that I know for more than 30 years. It is a small village in North Germany in an area called Lueneburger Heide.
I always love to eat local specialities, and I love sweet stuff in general. So I was looking for a local speciality called ‘buckwheat tarte’. In my memory this is a cake made of 3 layers biscuit dough made from a mix of buckwheat and wheat flower with a filling of cream mixed with cranberries. Delicious!
Today I found a variation which is very yummie, made of buckwheat flower and ground almonds. So it is not so fluffy, but more substantial. Indeed, very tasty and filling.
Did I mention that I love food?