Believe the hype! Khwan Thai Barbecue is one of the most exciting things to happen to the Berlin food scene this year. Yes, you probably know by now that we love Thai flavors. And we have followed Khwan’s jorney from street food stand to pop-ups to its current state: a “permanent pop-up” or as they call it “a short residency”! That’s right…Khwan has not left the pop-up realm yet, but they did find an amazing spot in Friedrichshain and will hopefully stay there until they find a permanent home. Fingers crossed!!
Khwan took over the Craft & Smoke space at RAW-Gelände, one of our favorite entertainment complexes in Friedrichshain. This whole area is home to some exciting clubs, bars and art spaces (like our beloved Urban Spree). Not to mention the amazing street art spread all over the area.
To get to Khwan Thai Wood Fire Barbecue take public transportation to the Warschauer Strasse Station and walk for about 5 minutes through the complex (see map below). First timers may find it a bit tricky to find the place so refer to the map for the exact location.
Beautifully executed Regional Thai flavors. Wood fire barbecue. Amazing casual and fun location. We got a winner! In fact, we like this place so much we might consider moving to the area just to be closer to it. ; ) The menu showcases some exciting starters, like the wonderful bite-size “Miang Kham” (coconut, peanut, lime, chilli, Thai shallot, and more …all wrapped on bethel leaves), roast oysters with “nam jim” sauce and the charred corn and coconut. The stars of the menu, however, are the main dishes.
An amazing selection of beautiful brained/marinated/fermented/smoked/roasted/grilled (Yes!) protein bathed in very exciting herbs and spices. We are salivating just thinking about the insane fermented pork ribs, the Chiang Mai sausage with soy cured egg and the hand-smoked chicken “Gai yang”. There are other amazing options as well, but these were our favorites. Order “The Feast” to get a chance to sample most dishes and bring friends along to help you devour it all!
Khwan is also hosting brunch on weekends. We cannot wait to try it!
And…since you are in the area, make sure to explore the different entertainment options around RAW. Come for dinner and go out bar hopping and/or clubbing afterwards. Perfect night out!
ATTENTION: As this is a “residency operation/pop-up”, they have a peculiar opening hours schedule:Thursday to Saturday 6pm till late and SUNDAY brunch barbecue 11am till afternoon.
Address: Revaler Str. 99 Berlin, Germany 10245
Phone: 01522 5120139