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Multiethnic Dining in Frankfurt

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A July 2002 trip to Frankfurt by kpvincent

Mr Lin Thai Imbiss Photo, Frankfurt, Germany More Photos
Quote: Frankfurt is quite the international city. In a few short days, I sampled a variety of the many different types of cuisines the city offers, even though I was on a bit of a budget, and I enjoyed every bite.

Multiethnic Dining in Frankfurt

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Frankfurt is very international, so you can imagine the range of good restaurants. My first night there, I ate at a place carefully labeled, ‘Indian Restaurant Curry House – North and South Indian Food’. This restaurant does double-duty as a popular take-away, with a few tables inside with meals at reasonable prices. The city also has countless Thai and Chinese ‘imbiss’ (snack bars) all over the place. These are usually pretty good, but see my review of the Mr Lin Thai Imbiss in particular. The imbis...Read More

Indian Restaurant Curry House

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I found this place when I went wandering after dropping my stuff at the hostel. I was starving because it was after 8 and I’d been traveling all day. I had also read that this restaurant was highly recommended, but at first wondered if I had found the right one, because superficially it was not especially impressive. The sign was a bit over-explicit: ‘Indian Restaurant Curry House – North and South Indian Food’. Okay, okay, I get the point. When I first walked in, I could see the front takeaway counter, and some cheap-looking tables and chairs to the left. An Indian family was sitting at one, apparently enjoying their meal. There appeared to be further tables in the back, but I just sat down up front....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2002

Indian Restaurant Curry House
Weserstrasse 17
Frankfurt, Germany

A’Mir Sandwich

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A’Mir Sandwich Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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This is one of the many take-away shops along Paradiesgasse, or what I termed ‘Imbiss Row’ because the entire short street is one after the other along the covered sidewalk, offering foods of all nationalities. Most of the restaurants along here have a window facing the street where you place your order, and tall tables to stand at while you quickly eat your food. Some even have tables and chairs inside. One of the reasons I selected this restaurant was simply because there appeared to be a free table. The other reasons were because the prices seemed reasonable and the menu had a fair amount of English translations on it, so I could be sure of what I was getting. I read through the m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2002

A’Mir Sandwich
Paradiesgasse 46
Frankfurt, Germany
069 62 33 33

Ginger Brasserie

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My last day in Frankfurt was a crappy rainy day. I spent the entire morning and early afternoon hiding in the hostel (the free internet was a small motivator), before finally venturing out, starving. The rain had let up enough that I didn’t get drenched on the way to this restaurant, but it surely didn’t provide a nice view from inside. Given the weather, it is not surprising that I was the only customer there at 1:15. This restaurant focuses on Asian food in the most general sense. The menu was several (large) pages long, offering everything from Indian to Thai to Chinese to Japanese. Happily, everything was translated into (sometimes amusing but still useful) English. I was apparently in a Tha...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 8, 2002

Ginger Brasserie
Windmülenstrasse 14
Frankfurt, Germany

Apfelweinwirtschaft Wagner

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Restaurant | "Adolf Wagner"

Apfelweinwirtschaft Wagner Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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This is one of Frankfurt’s many Ebbelwoi taverns. I wrote a short special entry on these taverns if you want general information on them. When we first walked in, we passed some older men holding their beverages in the entryway. The place was jam-packed. The small bar was to our immediate left, and elsewhere were tightly-packed benches overflowing with happy people. I didn’t see any place to sit, and had no idea what we were supposed to do next. Suddenly a man motioned at me with the universal sign for ‘Get the $!*& out of the way!’, which prompted me to try asking the other guy behind the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2002

Apfelweinwirtschaft Wagner
Schweizer Straße 71
Frankfurt, Germany 60594
+49 69 612565

Mr Lin Thai Imbiss

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Mr Lin Thai Imbiss Photo, Frankfurt, Germany
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I found this place after wandering around the area by the youth hostel, looking for the spitting Frau (see the picture below). It is across the street from another restaurant I quite enjoyed, A’Mir Sandwich. When I first sat down, a woman approached me right away with a menu. I began looking through it, and noticed they had several lunch specials for about 5 euro. Many of these included the soup of the day, but I didn’t see anywhere what that day’s was, so I tried to ask the woman when she returned. She spoke a little English, but could not understand my question, though she certainly tried. Sh...Read More

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Mr Lin Thai Imbiss
Kleine Rittergasse 43
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt’s Specialties

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Frankfurt is known for its special alcoholic apple cider concoction, called ‘Ebbelwoi’ in the local dialect, or ‘Apfelwein’ in "proper German". ‘Handkäse mit Musik’, literally ‘cheese with music’, is an interesting mix: a small round white cheese, marinated in oil and vinegar, doused in onions, and served with bread and butter. The, eh, ‘music’, comes later. A third specialty, ‘Frankfurter Grüne Sosse’, is a green sauce made from several green ingredients (chives, parsley, dill, and more) with a yogurt, mayonnaise or sour cream base. It is served on a variety of foods, from potatoes to meats. These can all be found in the Ebbelwoi taverns that are in various places in the city, but most highly ...Read More