Eugene Nyunt.'s review of Satyam from Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 30813"/>

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by Eugene Nyunt.

Review: The closest stations are on the U2 line (Ernst-Reuter-Platz, and Zoologischer Garten). From the Zoo, walking along Goethestrasse the awning of this cafe-style restaurant is just past the junction with Knesebeckstrasse. The menu has both vegetarian and vegan options, and it clearly explains that many - although not all - of the dishes can be transformed into vegan ones, substituting tofu in place of paneer and soya milk/cream in lieu of dairy. So far I've visited this establishment only once - thankfully not with any loud, thoughtless uber-heterosexual men - and I only shelled out twelve euro for myself. I tried the vegetable biryani, the gorgeous and light lentil soup (both mild and incredibly delicious), and a firm kind of almond sweet; all were washed down with some cola, although I was also presented with a pudding of some kind - possibly dairy. In that sense if you're a long-standing/die-hard vegan it would do to be straightforward in clarifying your dietary habits. I'm sure that the friendly and jovial staff - as is the way with religious food - will try to stick to any prompts, but in their absence they might just presume an ordinary vegetarianism. The servings are very filling, and twelve euro for three items plus a tumbler of coke is a definite bargain in my eyes - not least considering the food's quality, and the appreciative German patrons of this homely restaurant.


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