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© Camille Blake

Right across from the charming square which hosts Schoeneberg’s excellent Winterfeldtplatz Market, is the excellent Korean eatery Ixthys. Named after the Greek word for fish, a traditional Christian symbol, the two Korean ladies who own the place do more than wear their faith on their sleeve: reams of handwritten scripture adorn the wall and they even include bizarre flow diagrams in the menu explaining man’s relationship with original sin. If this sounds a little too ‘hellfire and brimstone’, the service is warm and the kimchi suitably fiery. They do a brisk service of bulgogi marinated meats with rice, or spicy broths but the star of the show is undoubtedly their bibimbap, a classic dish of rice, layered with sautéed vegetables, chilli paste, sliced beef, crowned with a glistening fried egg and served in a scalding stone bowl so as to continue cooking on the table.

Venue name: Ixthys
Address: Pallasstrasse 21
Opening hours: noon-10pm Mon-Sat
Transport: U1, U2, U3, U4 Nollendorfplatz
Price: Main courses €7.50-€9
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