Berlin: Spiced Tofu, Tandoori Pearl Barley and King Oyster Mushroom Mille-Feuille with Watercress Mousse and Parsnips
Chef: Mike Prenzlow
Seasonal vegetable: King oyster mushroom
There are a few delicious vegetables in this recipe, but the star player has to be the king oyster mushroom. This particular type of mushroom goes by several different names, including the king trumpet mushroom, the French horn mushroom and the trumpet royale. They’re actually in season all year round, and have an excellent shelf life. Once cooked, they have a meaty texture and buttery flavour, making them a great accompaniment to a range of dishes.
Traditional German food in Berlin
Traditional German food is hearty, stodgy (in a good way) and generally, meaty. There are actually over 1500 different types of Wurst (sausage) to try in Germany, and these are widely available in street markets, as well as cafés and restaurants. A must-try is Berlin’s regional specialty, Currywurst, which is simply sausage in a delicious curry sauce. Another popular German dish is Schweinenbraten, which is typically roast pork served with sauerkraut (braised cabbage) and Knoedel (dumplings). Save room for some famous German desserts – either Apfelstrudel (apple strudel), or an indulgent slice of Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (black forest gateau).
You’ll discover a variety of places to try classic fare when you visit the German capital. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin is based in a prime location (close to Alexanderplatz), so you can sample them all.
Note: Allow time to start this recipe the night before dining.