CRAZY KIMS: TRADITIONAL KOREAN CUISINE MEETS CUTTING-EDGE SEOUL FOOD CULTURE — RECOMMENDED BY HIEN LE
Amidst the hype of Korean Barbecue, bi bim bab and kimchi, Hae-Jung Kim, one of my favorite Kreuzberg locals, opened the doors of Crazy Kims in summer 2019, steps away from Lausitzer Platz and Markthalle Neun. It had been a longtime dream of Hae-Jung’s to open her own Korean restaurant infused with creativity, a love of good food and a real passion for showing Berliners how much the cuisine has to offer. She and her kitchen team combine traditional specialties from her childhood with the latest culinary trends straight from Seoul. One of my favorite dishes is Hae-Jung’s Mandus (Korean dumplings), which are covered in a thin, crispy rice flour crust. Biting into one is like breaking through the crust of a perfect crème brûlée. And while every stew is rich and delicious, the Galbitang (beef broth) is a truly special, yet simple delight. A wide range of tasty meat-free options mean the vegans and vegetarians don’t miss out either. Tip: reserve your table at the weekend – Kim’s fills up quick! (Text: Hien Le / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)
Hien Le is a true Berliner and a fashion designer based in Kreuzberg @studiohienle.
Crazy Kims, Muskauer Str.12, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Tue–Sat 17–0h, Sun 16–23h