German beer & soccer

Zum Schneider, New York

During my stay in New York the quarter and semi finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil where held. That is why I was looking for a bar showing the games of the German soccer team (“Die Mannschaft“, as it is called in the States). Easily I found the “Zum Schneider“, a Bavarian beergarden and restaurant in the East Village of New York.

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Japanese fastfood

Waraku, Düsseldorf

If you’ve ever been to Japan, you will know the deep desire of having something from there back at home. Even if it is only food. And that doesn’t necessarily mean sushi, which is kind of street food in Asia. Luckily we’ve got Düsseldorf – a home base for many Japanese in Germany. Next to some very good restaurants there is one shop that always provides me delicious travel supplies: Waraku in  Düsseldorfs Immermannstraße, not far away from the main railway station.

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Ishin Japanese Deli

Ishin Japanese Deli, Berlin

When Germans think of sushi & co., they always think about high class food and restaurants. But in fact – sushi is some kind of street food in Japan. Ishin reflects this as a plain restaurant, decorated at a minimum level, long tables where might get to know someone new; and of course: absolutely great sushi and bento boxes. Try calpico, a strange looking but tasty soft drink.

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Awesome sushi

The Japanese restaurant Benkay is located within the Hotel Nikko in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is in an area with lots of Japanese restaurants and shops, the Japan Center; and it is close to the main railway station of Düsseldorf. Beware: you can spend a lot of money there but you receive high quality sushi and other Japanese food in return. And best of all: you immediately have the feeling of being in Asia.

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Il Convento

Ristorante Il Convento, Kassel

Definitely my favorite restaurant in Kassel, Germany. The “Il Convento” is located close to the Königsplatz and is situated within the old Garnisonskirche (garrison church), which creates a unique atmosphere. The staff cooks traditional Italian food, they behave like Italians, curse in italiano and it might also happen that you have a waiter that doesn’t understand German.

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