The 5 Best Thai Street Foods In Berlin

Thai Street Food at it's best: find it in Preußenpark, every weekend, at the so called Thai Wiese, where local Thais sell their home-made food in an authentic environment. Here are our top 5 of the foods you definitely have to try while you're there!

by Sara · 16.07.2013 · Food, Places · 9 comments

If you have been to Thai­l­and before and are search­ing for an authen­tic place to freshen up your tastebud’s memor­ies, you def­in­itely have to pay a visit to the so-called “Thaiwiese”. Situated in the heart of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf at Preußen­park, you’ll find a wide range of pan-fried, grilled and cooked South­east Asian spe­cial­ties that are far bet­ter than any Thai res­taur­ant in town. Grab your pic­nic blanket, watch the vendors cook your dish on a simple gas stove on the grass or get your body streched by a real Thai mas­sage – It’s worth a visit on a cas­ual Sunday!

Update: We have revis­ited Thai Park ever since the ori­ginal post­ing from Sylvie Weber was pub­lished in 2013. And as always, we were over­whelmed with choices of what to eat. I mean, most of the time, it’s not quite sure WHAT you are eat­ing any­way. Everything is weird. But once you’ve tried the glib­bery stuff, you’ll love it. Not of all it though. Here are some of our recom­mend­a­tions of what you should def­in­itely eat at the Thaiwiese in Preußenpark:

1. Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

There are many Som Tam vendors in Preußen­park, but only one makes it fresh, and he’s the BEST. You can even tell him to which degree of hot-n-spicy you want it. Trust me, whatever you tell him, it’s going to burn down your throat. That’s the way it goes, and it can’t be any other way. This Som Tam is even more deli­cious than the one’s I had in Thai­l­and. This guy is my Ber­lin hero.


2. Grilled Squid (on a stick)

The grilled squid is amazeballs. I know that most Ger­mans are kind of dis­gus­ted by any­thing that doesn’t look like a Nutel­lab­rot or Schnitzel, but if you have any love for your­self left, and if you aren’t a veget­arian (I keep for­get­ting that I am almost the only one without any mor­als or con­science towards other liv­ing beings), you HAVE TO TRY THE GRILLED SQUID. And don’t think for one second that the Thai woman who pre­pares the squid is over­char­ging you or in a bad mood. It’s just you.


3. STICKY RICE WITH MANGO

THIS HAS TO BE WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST THING I’VE EVER HAD AND NOW IT’S GONE FOREVER EXCEPT THERE’S THIS STICKY RICE WITH MANGO VERSION IN THAIWIESE AND IT’S GREAT BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME IT’S NOT LIKE WAKING UP IN GRITTY BANGKOK HUNGOVER AND DIRTY AND KNOWING THAT THE ONLY THING YOUR STOMACH CAN TAKE IN THIS HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS STICKY RICE WITH FRESH AND JUICY MANGO BECAUSE THE MANGOS THEY SHIP TO BERLIN ARE NOT THE SAME AND ALSO IT’S NOT AS CHEAP BUT FUCK IT YOU HAVE TO EAT IT IT IS THE BEST.

I don’t have a pic­ture of Sticky Rice with Mango because it’s sac­red, and also I ate it too fast.


4. Fried Banana

Sorry I ven­ted up there. I just really dig Sticky Rice with Mango. If you’re look­ing for an altern­at­ive to a sweet thing, try the fried bana­nas. They look like medium sized turds, but they’re deli­cious. They’re also prob­ably full of bad fats, so dig in when nobody is judging you.

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5. Fresh Coconut

Actu­ally, the fresh coconut seems to be a rar­ity on the Thai Wiese. I saw people walk­ing around with some but I couldn’t spot the seller. It’s not as easy to get hold of here than in Thai­l­and, I guess. And it’s most likely not as fresh. But on a hot sum­mer day, it’s the only thing that really relieves me, and the canned stuff — although highly appre­ci­ated — doesn’t even come close.

I also don’t have a pic­ture of a coconut for exactly that reason. But here are some other pictures.


The whole crew includ­ing my gra­cious face of stupidness

Deep fried as fuck

Pay­ing me. Because that’s what people are sup­posed to do. <3

The champ of champs. And don’t worry, Tan­diss is wear­ing a Bikini. It’s sup­posed to show!

That Papaya Salad is unreal. Also, Nik­las’ legs.

Accept­ing death after food-binging.

The umbrel­las are great to keep rain and sun­shine away. These ladies don’t get deterred by nature.

Funny and col­or­ful drinks (Mango Lassi whatup) are wait­ing for you to make an insec­ure decision about buy­ing them.

The stalls they set up are some­times just ridiculous.


Some more gen­eral advice for a Thai Park visit:

  1. Almost everything is deep-fried at Thai Park and not neces­sar­ily healthy, so go on a good stomach.
  2. You can also binge-drink your­self right into the gut­ter, as there seem to be more vendors selling cock­tails than food now.
  3. Everything is stacked onto plastic and paper plates or into plastic bags. If you’re look­ing out for the envir­on­ment, bring your own Tup­per­ware and make sure not to leave any trash.
  4. Most of the serving sizes come at a price of 5 Euro as a stand­ard, but you can go ahead and tell them that you want a serving of “2 Euro”, for example, and they’ll usu­ally do that.
  5. Actu­ally, the Thai Wiese is also “open” on Sat­urdays and even dur­ing the week at lunch hours, albeit in smal­ler dimen­sions. If you pass the park at any hour, just see if someone’s there. Espe­cially in good weather.

And finally, more food and smil­ing faces! If you have any more tips on what to try in Thai Park, leave them in the comments!

Loads of trash. Take your own tupperware!

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I haven’t tried them, but I heard the Phos are also great.

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Thai Wiese in Preußen­park
Branden­bur­gis­che Str.
10707 Berlin
5 comments
  1. How cool! I was last Sunday there as well and I saw you tak­ing pics. Should I had know you belong to “find­ing ber­lin”…
    Great blog, great pics.

  2. Wow, really coo1!

  3. Is it only sunday or sat­urday too? Looks great!

  4. Hey! is it just on Sunday or another days as well??

  5. Every­day ..if the weather con­di­tion is good .….

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