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PORK BELLY BAO BURGER
Sometimes, nothing seems more important than enjoying a bao burger with pork belly like right now.
Last weekend I was craving one of those little soft and fluffy clouds of deliciousness so hard and I have heard of a great Chinese place in Kollwitzkiez and paid them a visit.
The shop looks bright and full of colourful signs hanging from the ceiling. It almost felt like being in a level of Super Mario World. Quite intruiging and original, actually.
It was around nine o'clock on a friday night and it was almost empty, which brings us to the burger. I wasn't that good. The bun was way to mushy and soggy. The bland and weak pork belly lacked that distinct and awesome umami flavour I was looking for.
For 7,20€ I was sincerely disappointed. The burger was topped with pickled radish, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Fair enough, but it didn't add too much to the overall taste. Maybe I just came on the wrong night.