Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Dear Laupheim,

Thank you for the short-yet-wonderful liaison that we shared. You showed me the beauty of nature, the solitude of living near a cornfield, the joy of waking up to the smell of pig's dung, the enjoyment of picking berries from the garden and the charm of being close to mother's nature. But, no matter how wonderful the time that we had was, I'm so sorry to have to hurt you and say: "so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu". It's not you, it's me. Because deep in my heart I'm a city girl through and through and even though you have your own allure, I have to answer my calling. Good bye for now.

Mel Chan

Dear Hamburg,

First of all, hello. Second, please don't disappoint me. I have such a high hope on you. I'm excited and I look forward to our nightly tours on Sternschanze, our Sunday mornings stroll at the fish market, our hunts for the best Nordseekrabbensalat and our visits to Tim Mälzer & Cornelia Polletto's restaurants. But most of all, I'm super excited to explore the various authentic Asian Restaurants you have to offer.

a new Hamburgerin

Dear faithful reader,

it's official! I'm leaving Laupheim and moving to Hamburg. I am starting a job at Beiersdorf, the company who produces Nivea, Eucerin, Hansaplast, etc. I'm excited for this new challenge, the new city and the many many good restaurants out there, waiting to be discovered. Please bear with my absence for a little bit more. I need some time to settle down for my new job and the new environment. But be sure to tune in soon, for I'll be starting to write about Hamburg's Asian Restaurants a.s.a.p.

In the mean time please enjoy this picture of Labskaus or scouse (as they call it in liverpool)

From Craving for Food in Germany

Greetings from windy Hamburg

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Yoli Frozen Yogurt

Fit to this weekend summerly weather. Here is a post about something icy.

Back at home, Frozen yoghurt is such a rave, in every sour sally and red mango there are lines of customers waiting for the frozen yoghurt. As I'm an extremely food curios person, I tried frozen yoghurts from both stores. It was good but overpriced and I can't understand the rave. It just some ice cream similar texture stuff with some fresh fruits.

So the first frozen yogurt shop in Berlin opened up in Mitte, I was wondering whether it will better than the on I tried at home.

The interior of the yoli frozen yogurt, the maschine on bottom left is the tap for the frozen yoghurt.

a small frozen yoghurt with two toppings, fresh strawberries and pistachio sauce.

My verdict? The frozen yoghurt taste like a frozen yoghurt taste cold, sour & creamy, it tastes better with combination of fruity strawberries and sweet & nutty pistachio sauce. But honestly saying, frozen yoghurt never impress me much and it didn't impress me this time either.

Yoli Frozen Yogurt
Invalidenstrasse 112
Berlin Mitte