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ZEYNEP LOKMANOGLU RECOMMENDS: LIU CHUAN CHUAN XIANG UND NUDELHAUS

ZEYNEP LOKMANOGLU RECOMMENDS: LIU CHUAN CHUAN XIANG UND NUDELHAUS

Just as I was losing all hope that my taste buds will ever find that searing sedating sensation of a Sichuan peppercorn anywhere in Berlin, Liu 成都味道 Chuan Chuan Xiang und Nudelhauscame my way. The Chengdu–style noodle shop is run by Liu Linqian and her husband, Bernhard Sroka, and is just off the Stadtmitte stop. It all started when the Chengdu–born expert baker couldn’t find authentic noodles to her tasting in Berlin. She began experimenting in the kitchen and soon became popular in Berlin’s Chinese expat community via WeChat. The shop is a no frills, order at the counter, sit and eat your delicious noodles and then make way for the new guests type setting. Pandas are everywhere as your playful companions, holding the straws, pointing the way to the bathroom, frolicking coyly over the beverage selection. If you’re like me and like to feel your food burn its way through your body, get the hottest spice level (and a side of coconut milk to serve as your safe word). If you’re less keen on being dominated by food, there are mild and non–spicy options. You can’t go wrong with any of their dishes, but my personal favorite is the Sichuan Zhajiang noodle. On weekends, try their delicious hot pot made with twenty-two separate spices imported from southwest China. (Text: Zeynep Lokmanoglu / Photos: Mina Aichhorn)

Zeynep Lokmanoglu moved to Berlin in 2018 after living in New York for most of her 20s. She has been working on a book of short stories, and enjoying the “Kaffee und Kuchen” lifestyle.

Liu 成都味道 Chuan Chuan Xiang und Nudelhaus, Kronenstr.72, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Noodles: daily 11.30–15h
Chuan Chuan Hot Pot: Fri–Sun 16.30–22h
@liuchengduweidao

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MAIA FRAZIER RECOMMENDS: NATURAL DYE WORKSHOPS BY STILL GARMENTS

MAIA FRAZIER RECOMMENDS: NATURAL DYE WORKSHOPS BY STILL GARMENTS

From a little basement studio in Wedding, slow fashion designer and Still Garments founder Elke Fiebig conducts natural dye workshops for plant-curious people. She invites participants to reconnect with the environment by exploring the intricacies of indigo, experimenting with bundle dyes and expanding their knowledge of local flora. As a designer, Elke is committed to zero waste pattern cutting. She also takes great care in the sourcing of her materials including everything from organic threads to homegrown flowers. The philosophies and practices that run through each of her collections are highlighted throughout her website; a myriad of blossoms and delicate textiles come together on her earthy Instagram feed. At her core, Elke seeks to contribute to the world of material culture by bringing it away from materialism and more towards culture. In my eyes, Still Garments is the embodiment of conscious craftsmanship — head to one of her workshops and see for yourself. (Text: Maia Frazier / Photos: Daniel Eceolaza & Elke Fiebig)

Maia Frazier is a Berlin-based writer out to tell the stories of exciting people and places. She heads the Editorial Team at Juniqe and recently started the sustainability-focused online magazine Back to the Roots – Bttr Stories.

Still Garments, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin–Gesundbrunnen; map
Find workshop times online, visit by appointment only
@still_garments

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HANNA KOMORNITZYK RECOMMENDS: DIE BÜCHERHALLE

HANNA KOMORNITZYK RECOMMENDS: DIE BÜCHERHALLE

Since 1986, Walter Grömling, Peter Schwarz and Ute Volz have been running this reliable supplier of used books right by David Bowie’s old Schöneberg flat near Kleistpark station. At the door, a sign urges “Thou shalt read more,” luring you inside where, in dignified surroundings, thousands of books stand: old editions by Goethe and Brecht, bizarre penny novels from the 1960s, Japanese Bauhaus illustrated volumes and Taschen photo books, alongside more recent works. It’s possible to find real treasures, and new books are added daily. If, like me, you like browsing bookshops in peace, Die Bücherhalle is definitely for you. Curiously, The Berlin Oriental Quartet has even recorded songs right in front of the shelves. If that’s not enough, there are also theme windows on rotation every two weeks where books on unusual topics like evil and water are curated. Reading among like-minded people – what could be more beautiful? (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Ute Volz [Bucherhalle])

In 2016 Hanna moved from Cologne to Berlin to study, making her home on the border between Kreuzberg and Schöneberg. She works as a copywriter, translator and editor.

Bücherhalle, Hauptstr.154, 10827 Berlin–Schöneberg; map

Mon–Fri 10.30–19h, Sat 10.30–15h

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RUBINA SCHAFER RECOMMENDS: POLE DANCING AT SOUL FLIGHT STUDIO AND EXOTIC GENERATION

RUBINA SCHAFER RECOMMENDS: POLE DANCING AT SOUL FLIGHT STUDIO AND EXOTIC GENERATION

If you still only associate pole dancing with strip clubs, then you must have slept through the past few years, because this artistic, trendy sport has long been on the rise. At Soul Flight Studio, the pole dancing options are as diverse as the sport itself, from short dance classes to full-body aerial workouts (with trials to sample them all). Whether you pack high heels in your gym bag or not, put yourself in studio owner Lily’s hands and learn to fly! And yes, all genders, bodies, and levels are welcome here. If you aren’t quite ready to dive in yourself, then visit Exotic Generation Germany, a competition of the world’s best pole dancers and a platform to celebrate this athletic, stylish sport. (Text: Rubina Schafer / Photos: Pamina Aichhorn)

Rubina Schafer discovered pole dancing in 2011 and has been living in Berlin since early 2018. She currently works at Cee Cee Creative as a designer.

Kreuzberg Studio – SoulXberg, Lobeckstr.36, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Friedrichshain Studio – SoulXhain, Gubener Str.47, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain; map
Find course times online

Exotic Generation at Anomalie, Storkower Str.123, 10407 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg; map
Sat, 23.02.2019, 14–22h; tickets available online or at the door

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GENAZVALE: GEORGIAN CUISINE RECOMMENDED BY NELE KRÖGER

GENAZVALE: GEORGIAN CUISINE RECOMMENDED BY NELE KRÖGER

Georgia, a beautiful land between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, stands for hospitality, an abundance of wine and, above all, delicious food. In Berlin, the most authentic Georgian cuisine to be found is at Genazvale on Hohenzollerndamm. Once you set foot in this restaurant, the decorated ceilings, high wood-clad walls, Georgian landscape paintings, countless wine bottles and traditional dolls exude a longing ache for a faraway place. It is a splendid display of illuminated kitsch. The walnut is the star ingredient in Georgian cuisine, making the pkhali starter plate – balls of walnut, spinach, beetroot, and eggplant – a must try. Pair them with khinkali – traditional dumplings filled with cheese or minced meat that melt in your mouth. For the main course, a selection of vegetarian and meat dishes awaits: veal garnished with fresh herbs and prunes, chicken in a garlic milk sauce, mushroom shashlik and stewed vegetables in a clay pot. The knowledgeable staff will happily pair and liberally serve wine en masse. You’ll be saying “didi madloba” (many thanks) after this culinary journey! (Text: Nele Kröger / Photos: Pamina Aichhorn)

Nele Kröger has been living in Berlin and working as a writer and editor since 2016, with Friedrichshain as her home-base.

Genazvale, Hohenzollerndamm 33, 10713 Berlin–Wilmersdorf; map

Mon–Fri 15-24h, Sat–Sun 14–24h

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