Ixthys

 
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Korean widows in the kitchen
A tiny restaurant run by two Korean women devoted to Jesus and good authentic cooking. The menu concentrates on just a few dishes — noodles, beefy things, soups (no. 3 with tofu, Kalu-Guk-Su, is particularly flavourful) and cold cabbage dish kimchi — and sometimes it feels as if the food is prepared in real time, but the walls are smothered in linen sheets with handwritten Biblical text, possibly to keep you occupied during the long wait; however, few if any are even seen taking an interest, especially with a Schöneberg hangover. And this food feels very right the day after a night out. Ixthys is conspicuously inexpensive and somewhat of a best-kept secret even though it's located immediately south of the Winterfeldtplatz, three minutes from Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn and the Motzstraße. Apparently the business started in 1998 and moved to this location in 2001. One hitch: in the summer of 2020 owner (and fundamental Christian) Park Young-Ai came under attack for condemning homosexuality on biblical grounds. “I’m very religious and want everyone to find God,” she said. “I don’t judge homosexuals but if they don’t follow God’s will then they won’t experience eternal life, just eternal hell.” Located just near recommended chocolate shop Winterfeldtt Schokoladen [see entry].

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