At last! There’s a critical mass of eating establishments in Berlin that I can call favorites. Why not turn it into a series? Today I’ll post about my absolute favorite. I eat here more often than any other restaurant in Berlin. And I always get the same thing.
Cocolo Ramen was one of the first restaurants that Kai took me to after I’d only been in Berlin for a few months. It was the first restaurant meal in this city that I actually thought was good, and I remember feeling so relieved.
Since then, the restaurant hasn’t lost its game. They’ve even expanded and opened a second location in Kreuzberg (as most successful Berlin restaurants tend to do). I still think the location in Mitte is better though.
If you do go there, remember to keep it simple: order a Tonkotsu ramen and an ice cold Asahi, maybe some edamame if you’re feeling especially hungry. Do not, however, make the mistake of ordering any ramen other than the Tonkotsu, for you will be invariably disappointed. (I’ve seen this regrettable fate befall many a dining companion, and now I always give them warning if I see them straying from ol’ faithful.)
Soy-braised pork belly, soft boiled egg, rich cloudy broth, and some pickled ginger to balance it out. What could be better than that? I drag poor Ryan here after work at least once a month.
Can I get this poster for above my bed please? Kthxbai.