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Soups for a snowy city

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The rice noodle soups, which Do De Li sees as their speciality, have that performative element one often enjoys. The contents of the little bowls are tipped into hot broth: the albumen in the quail's egg whitens, the shrimps turn rosy. Nevertheless, I might well prefer the hand-kneaded wheat noodle soups, such as the beef one with its flare of Sichuan pepper described on Mel's wonderful blog

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Also in the chewy vein is the strange and rather wonderful sweet noodle dish dotted with cinnamon blossoms. (Forgive the pictures, it's a dim interior!) Those more adventurous than I might like to know Do De Li also serve such specialities as chicken foot or jellyfish salad. I get the feeling there's a lot of dross on the menu (and note that most of the menu is not displayed online), but those who tread carefully and ask lots of questions are rewarded. 

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The waitstaff have always been lovely, and in contrast to some of the restaurants on Kantstra├če, this place has a homey feel, with an electric piano beside the bookshelves tucked in the back. 

Do De Li, Kantstr. 120, Berlin-Charlottenburg (map)

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Mmmmmm.....Good!

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