Fine dining on Asian cuisine – the restaurant Kin Dee has been on my restaurant list for a long time. So far I’ve only heard good things about it. It is said to be one of the best Asian restaurants in the city. Found the suitable occasion for this, I met yesterday with my friends on a Valentine’s Day date in the Kin Dee.
Your table is very late? I recommend you a cocktail before in the Victoria Bar (best also there reserve)
Fine Dining in Berlin Kin Dee
Chef Dalad Kambhu serves tastes that she grew up with in Bangkok to her guests. The restaurant focuses on regional and seasonal products. Many of the ingredients are sourced from local producers in Markthalle IX.
Kin Dee FOOD & DRINKS
On The menu
Duo Pla – Thai Style Ceviche with Fjord Trout, Scallop with Thai Herbs Dressing
Spring (Un) Rolled – Braised Beef, Cucumber, Pepperoni-Chili
Gang Jeud broth – seasonal vegetables
Kin Dee Kaprao Octopus – Octopus-Confit, “Thai hot” Kaprao sauce
Kin Dee green beef curry – Braised beef, zucchini, aubergine, sweet Thai basil
Fish of the day
Cake & Quince – Thai Herbs Granita, Quince
48€ / person
Kin Dee Kaprao OctopusKin Dee green beef curry with braised, lightly smoked fennel and riceSweet Final on Valentine’s Day
Kin Dee RÉSUMÉ
I especially liked the Duo Pla Thai Style Ceviche with Fjordforelle. The dish was fresh and light. Just as fresh and tasty was the Spring (Un) Rolled. I also liked the Kin Dee beef curry, to which the fennel harmonized perfectly. The fennel was lightly steamed and had a light smoke aroma that was fantastic. Is the fennel dish too simple to say that it almost was my favorite dish?
All in all I found the dishes very delicious. I missed the Thai influences on some of the dishes. We had a wonderful evening at Kin Dee and the service was very friendly and courteous.
Happy Valentine’s day! Unplanned is today’s outfit even in the colors of love. I started the day very romantically with returns and breakfast at IKEA. I didn’t know that IKEA also offers breakfast. The restaurant was full to bursting.
I’m already looking forward to my Valentine’s Day date with my girls in my childhood. I wanted to try the Thai restaurant for a very long time, which I have only heard good things about. I will report!
Furla F/W18/19 bag here More & More top here MarcCain leather pants here Hallhuber coat here Peperosa boots old
Marrakesh has developed in recent years into one of the top city trip destinations from Europe. Thanks to the cheap flight connections and flight duration, it is ideal for a long weekend. For me, one thing is already clear – I will keep a weekend free for 2019.
evening bustle on the Jema El Fna
TRAVEL TIME Marrakesh
The temperatures in Marrakesh are pleasantly warm in almost every season of the year. For this reason the destination is very popular in November and February-April.
Temperature-wise I can only recommend you our travel time end of November (24-28.11.18). Besides, there were no holidays or so. The city was incredibly quiet. This was confirmed by the Moroccans themselves.
The second time in Marrakesh – what to do?
Two days are absolutely enough for the medina to stroll through the medina, to revel in the memories of the first trip and to check out all the favourite places. We had another look at the Palais Bahia and the Jardin Majorelle. Both sights are beautiful again and again (but the prices have increased quite a bit and now there are local as well as tourist prices everywhere). On one afternoon we decided to head to the luxurious Royal Mansour. You can have some relaxed (but oh so pricey) drinks by the pool and enjoy the sun.
After you have visited Marrakesh enough – get out of town!
I found the city very crowded and loud the first time. In the Medina there is unbelievable chaos, at every corner someone wants to talk you something up (here, however, it is said that the Moroccans are always very polite and we as women have never felt pressured). For our travel duration of five days, it would have been too exhausting for me within the Medina.
Marrakesh can also be flown to at the lecture without any great additional costs. Accommodation in a classic riad costs around 20-30€. A big advantage is that you can sleep well and wake up with a first Moroccan breakfast.
WHERE TO STAY?
If you want to do a lot of sightseeing, I recommend to spend the night in the south of the medina, from where you can easily reach all the main attractions on foot.
Museum recommendation: The new Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Last year, the new Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum was opened. The museum was designed by Studio Ko and was my personal highlight in Marrakesh. The museum can be wonderfully combined with a visit to the Jardin Majorelle.
… in contrast, the Le Jardin – seemingly cozy restaurant but the food was just all right and absolutely unfriendly, upscale staff
Dinner at El Fna – definitely try some of the dishes at one of the food stalls!Poolside at Royal Mansour a second visit from the Jardin Majorelle. During the first visit we had not found the part with the summer residence at all.
Palms, palm trees, palm trees – pure holiday flair!
Day 2-3: Out of the city – 1 night in the stone desert
I wanted to go to the desert so badly. We hadn’t managed this the last time. But this time it would not have been possible without any time effort. The sandy desert is at least 8 hours away from Marrakesh by car.
A good alternative for us was the stone desert within 30-40 minutes of Marrakesh. For the perfect glamping experience we chose the dreamlike Scarabeo Camp for one night. In my opinion, one night is enough. But if you want to do some real online detox, this is the place for you (don’t cheat and get a Moroccan sim card!).
A family tent for three people costs 270€ including half board. It is best to write directly to the camp and say that I recommended it to you. They will certainly make you a good price.
The transfer cost us 550 DHS per trip, about 105€. This is probably cheaper, but we trusted the booking directly through the camp more.
Day 3-5: 2 nights outside the medina in the Palmeraie
After a magical stay at Scarabeo Camp, I recommend a hotel outside Marrakesh. These are usually referred to as “Dar”. We stayed two nights in the beautiful Dar Ayniwen Garden Hotel & Bird Zoo in the so-called Palmeraie, the palm oasis of Marrakesh. Here you have to come down for the first time, enjoy the birdsong and jump into the pool.
Marrakesh offers a great selection of villas, most of which are located outside the city. As a Marrakesh Insiders you can visit the sculpture park of Jean-Francois Fourtou in Dar El Sadaka. The park contains the artworks “The House Fallen From the Sky” and “The Giant’s House”.
The tour costs for two persons for two hours 3500 DHS (approx. 335€), which I find already extremely much. According to the motto – you don’t treat yourself to anything else!
I love to visit museums on my travels. In addition to the classic sights inside the Medina, I came across the following museums and foundations, which we unfortunately did not manage to visit due to lack of time. Next time then!
I hate offline shopping! While my girlfriends love hours of shopping, I can’t think of anything worse than trying one part on the spot. But – I have become better! Meanwhile I can stay longer than two minutes in a shop. I particularly enjoy visiting Sandro Paris in Berlin Mitte, for example. Every now and then I would be ready to treat myself to a nice top or sweater at the French labels. Pieces that I really wear every day.
Already in late autumn I had fallen in love with Sandro’s new Pepita Bags and was about to buy them for the full price. There are very few parts that fix me immediately. I could wait until the sale. There came 30% off... hmm. there is even more! 50% off… and of course the bag was already gone online before. At the end of the last month I tried my luck again in the shop. Mostly the parts are still available in the shop. Unfortunately no luck in the shop in Mitte, but the nice salesman checked the availability in Berlin and see there – a model was still available in the gallery Lafayette. Of course I cycled there. In the last weeks of the sale I got another 10% on the sale price. Lucky me! Nevertheless I didn’t save anything.
And here you can see this pretty piece in a new look. A comfortable everyday look with a light Ralph Lauren sweater (the cut with round collar is my favourite and I still have it in dark blue and pink – tip: the sweater is very common on clothes tops), flared jeans from More & More from the new spring collection and my Ted Baker boots, which are already a few years old (but still available online). On top of that a comfortable fake fur coat by Chicwish (also available in black).
Sandro Pepita bag F/W18/19 here or here
Chicwish faux fur coat here Ralph Lauren pullover here More & More jeans here Ted Baker Lorca ankle boots here
The Alte Münze is a popular venue for dining events. In the summer I was there already several times on a food market. All the more I was happy about the opening of The Greens Coffee and Plants – a small “Urban Jungle” Café. Apart from the beautiful weather today, the winter in Berlin can quickly get monotonous (the weather prospects for the weekend are once again great … not). A cosy café for lunch or coffee is just the thing. I made an appointment with a friend for lunch during the week. Again and again people went out and in, which got themselves also food to take away for the surrounding offices.
The Greens offers a small selection of vegetarian lunch dishes. There is no “real” coffee here, but you can try a yellow “Golden Milk” (hot milk with turmeric), a green Matcha latte or for more colour a red beet latte. For lunch it could also be something sweet. The cakes looked excellent. If there’s cheesecake, then I can’t get around it. We’re definitely coming back!