Moriki – Japanese in Frankfurt – our Restaurant Review

I tried out Frankfurt’s posh Japanese (on the ground floor of the Deutsche Bank towers) today. They have a lunch deal for €19 which includes miso soup, beef skewer, and a side salad with rice. I arrived at Moriki just before noon, so was among the first few guests on the vast premises. The space is pleasantly lit, warm wooden colours mixed with a few glass and steel designer elements and some art. Service was friendly and quick. I was seated next to the sushi bar, where I could watch the staff prepare sashimi.    It happens only rarely that a miso soup makes you go wow, especially with some of the chains like Pret having consistently worked for years to bring the standard down. However, this was a fine specimen of a miso soup, thick and full of flavour, with little bits floating around in it. I also enjoyed […]

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Black Bulls, Frankfurt, our Restaurant Review

The Barbarians are usually no great fans of steak houses. We’ve been to too many of them that take the label too literal and completely lack any imagination or cooking skill beyond the preparation of cows’ meat. However, the further North you get in Germany, the more steak houses there are, and Frankfurt is already sufficiently North for there to be plenty. Besides, we had heard very good things about Black Bulls and we immediately liked the fact that they don’t blindly focus on steak, but are also known for their finesse in preparing seafood.   For starters I opted for 12 Black Bulls Style Escargots with herb garlic butter gratin (€12.90), a mistake. The bread and butter served before the starter arrived, looked so unattractive I couldn’t be bothered to try it. The extremely tiny “Achat snails” were completely overpowered by the rich, creamy butter, which did not taste […]

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V’uisine – Frankfurt’s Best Vietnamese Restaurant

For the past few months, while on a consultancy assignment in the beautiful city of Frankfurt, far away from London, I was kind of forced to use a laundromat once a week for a while, until my landlord got around to having the washing machine in my serviced apartment fixed. As it happened, this turned out to be a very lucky coincidence, because my laundromat turned out to be on the opposite side of the street to Frankfurt’s best Vietnamese street food tapas place: V’uisine. It ranks #38 of 2,068 Restaurants in Frankfurt. I enjoyed dinner there once a week every week. This time around, I had Khoai Dau Cari (sweet potato tofu cream curry), Bo Luc Lac (diced beef cubes with roasted pepper and onions), Heo Quay (roast pork belly marinaded in honey and soy sauce), and Saigon Ga Quien (battered marinaded chicken), each for €6.20, plus two portions […]

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