10 Jun '15, 6pm

I really hate writing nasty reviews. #Berlin #food

Walking away from Zaika, cabby/techno musician Dirk Waldeck’s favorite Indian restaurant in Berlin, I couldn’t help but remember the words of a Bulgarian taxi driver named Netko as he was telling us about his favorite place to eat in Sofia: “There are a lot of places with worse food.” Though I’ve tried to come up with a more romantic way to sum up the meal at Zaika, or to attach it to some larger theme — such as the inherent perils of transplanting one of the world’s greatest cuisines to a place with a radically different palate — I keep going back to Netko’s assessment. I can’t think of a more accurate way to describe the food at Zaika. As at many Indian restaurants in Berlin, there’s an awful lot of cream on the menu. Actually, there’s an awful lot on the menu, period: it goes on for 19 pages and includes “not only mild north Indian dishes but also spicy dishes from sout...

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