Monday, August 29, 2011

Cha Cha

Let me begin with an apology: I'm sorry for the recent lack of posting.  Between the bar exam and some recent travels, I've been busy and could not find the time to blog.  That being said, I'm back with a vengeance and have about 8-10 blog posts lined up for the coming weeks, so get excited for those!

Let me kick off this series where my recent travels began: Berlin.  I spent the first 10 days of August exploring Berlin and the areas around Berlin.  It was a wonderful trip... except for the food.  The picture below is my favorite shot of Potsdam, where the German's version of Versailles is located.  Stunning!

The food!  It was so difficult to resist imbibing in German beer, pretzels, and all of the other amazing food.  Luckily, my friend Ezra and I were able to find a restaurant with an extensive gluten free menu.  Ezra is the first guy I've met who is also gluten free, and we egged each other on to find as much gluten free food as possible in Berlin.  I'll have more posts, but for now, it's all about Cha Cha.

We went to the location in Berlin on Friedrichstrasse.  The street is normally spelled with the letter that looks like a capital "B," but according to some fellow Americans I met that "B" is shorthand for a double  ss.  If this is wrong, feel free to correct me (and tell me how to insert the "B" into this post)!  Anyway, we headed over to Cha Cha to check out the restaurant's gluten free menu.  This was about seven days into my 10-day Berlin stint, and by this time I was definitely hankering for some great gluten free food which was guaranteed to be gluten free.  I was in luck, as Cha Cha marks its menu with a handy "G" to denote all of the gluten free options.

To begin Ezra and I decided to split a chicken satay.  For my main course I ordered one of the noodle dishes.  Unfortunately I can't seem to find a menu in English right now (although they had them at the restaurant) and it has been a long time, so I can't tell you which dish I ordered.  You can check out the full menu here.  

What I can tell you, however, is that I really enjoyed the food!  You may know of my love of asian noodle places based on previous post about Wagamama... well Cha Cha is no different.  I absolutely loved this place and if I ever find myself in a city where the chain has locations, I will definitely visit.  The dish I ordered wasn't swimming in curry and was instead focused on the noodles and was perfectly spiced.  The chicken satay we had was also delicious.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Friedrichstr. 63
10117 Berlin (Map)


Joe Lewis said...

The ß character is called an eszett, sometimes replaced with the double s in modern texts. Unicode U+00DF, and html entity &szlig';

Don't ask me how I know all this...

Nicki said...

Wow! You've been really busy!