tian fu / w’dorf

finally, my quest to find an adequate substitute for my favorite sichuan haunt in PA has come to a glorious end!

perhaps my previous virginity regarding sichuan food has kept me from discovering this chili-haven located on uhlandstrasse – after all, it’s been around for over a decade, and it took me this long to find it.

i’ve been back three times now (more than any other berlin resto this summer), and i’ll most definitely be back – for their cucumber salad with chili oil, the stir-fried water spinach

water spinach with fresh chili peppers

water spinach with fresh chili peppers

the ma po tofu, or any of the braised dishes

braised ocean perch & vegetables in hot chili oil

braised ocean perch & vegetables in hot chili oil

brimming with my latest serious addiction:  the sichuan peppercorn.  its unique floral aroma and slightly numbing qualities, making it possible to ingest large numbers of very spicy chili peppers predominant in many sichuan dishes, has become a flavor i not only crave, but can conjure in my mouth days later.  i love it, i love it, I LOVE IT!

i urge anyone looking for excellent sichuan food in berlin – a city where cantonese restaurants still make up the vast majority – to check this place out!  granted, you’ll have to insist they don’t hold back on the desired spiciness, which remains the dilemma of any non-asian… that is, until you become a regular.  i’d like to consider myself one by now.  hell yeah.

tian fu  /  uhlandstr. 142  /  030 861 3015  /  www.tianfu.de

(reservations highly recommended, even on weekdays).

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4 Responses to “tian fu / w’dorf”

  1. hyke Says:

    I am addicted to the Rindfleisch im Pfeffer-Öl Sößchen, wie auch immer das heißt. Letzte Woche beim Shoppen bekam ich so nen Heißhunger darauf, dass ich nen kleinen Abstecher über die Uhlandstra0sse machte. War wieder mal herrlich zum Schneuzen, Heulen und röcheln…Müssen wir unbedingt wieder hin :-)

  2. bunnyberlin Says:

    good stuff! wir sind am 4. agosto wieder da (spätestens). magst mitkommen?

  3. hyke Says:

    Gerne !

  4. kaputik.com Says:

    looks good

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