33. Papaya salad
Thai Park (address and info)
Somehow, som tum tastes better when you watch it coming straight from the mortar and pestle, at the hands of the Thai ladies (and ladyboys) at Preußenpark. You’ll get all the unadulterated flavor here, including as much spice as you want, which is never a guarantee at most local Thai joints, which are toned down to German taste.
Sasaya (address and info)
Ordering from Sasaya’s menu can be a real schlep, because everything -- sushi, udon, and the works -- is really good. So make it easy on yourself and order the chirashi plate, a big bowl of rice with mixed fish, and vegetables for a wholesome bite of everything.
35. Three-course menu
Cookies Cream (address and info)
At Cookies Cream, trendy status is no replacement for taste with an inventive all-vegetarian menu of Parmesan dumplings, quail eggs, and so on. Seriously, even the most devout carnivores end up leaving here bewildered.