Have I ever told you that I was crazy about Japanese food? It was absolutely frustrating for me that I could not find any authentic Japanese food in Dortmund. Lucky me, duesseldorf is the neighbor city from Dortmund! Every time I am craving for authentic sushi or ramen, duesseldorf is the answer. Aunthentic Japanese food created by japan people. can not asking for more!
So, if you go to duesseldorf , there is this small area that was called Japanese viertel located in Immermann strasse. It was area where you could find anything about japan. From restaurant, cafe, supermarket, bookstore, saloon to MAID CAFÉ and manga Café. And all the menu was available in 2 language, German and Japanese, ton of kanji and hiragana katakana everywhere along the street. The first time I was here, I got this strong atmosphere that I was not in German but in Tokyo! Every little bit of corner was screaming JAPAN out loud.
I had tried several restaurant here and I will write my review:
- TAKUMI (ramen)
Everytime I googled what is the best ramen restaurant in Dusseldorf, the answer is always between takumi and naniwa. So I tried them both.
Takumi has a sapporo style’s ramen. The soup base was available in shoyu, shio and Miso. NO TONKOTSU based T_T too bad
The soup was amazing, the meat was big disappointment. It was too dried.
Gyoza was good, crunchy and delicious.
- NANIWA (ramen)
Also no tonkotsu soup based T_T sigh…
The soup was similar with Takumi but the tasted is stronger
The meat was much more better!
Gyoza was better than takumi, but the appearance was a bit strange.
So in my side, I prefer NANIWA!
- NANIWA (sushi)
Right in front of naniwa ramen is the naniwa sushi. The sushi is absolutely delicious!!!! I could not asking for more. Totally authentic Japan.
They sell many variant of japan food (bentos, sushi, soba and other cooked food).
The onigiri was delicious! And cheap LOL
Sushi was so-so. Still better than the one I had in Dortmund though.The price is very friendly.
the karaage was no-no. it looked amazing but no, it tasted really average.
- Café cerisier
I had tried Japanese cake before in Japan and it was the best cake I ever tried in my life. And I had big disappointment with this one. Does it taste delicious? Yes, absolutely. But does it taste like the one I had in Japan? No.
The store was joined together with the mod’s hair saloon and quite hard to noticed. It is a small store and yet very cozy. Love the atmosphere.
The guanaja schokomousse was much much better than the mont blanc. The schoko cake tasted absolutely delicious with a mixture of bitter chocolate with vanilla cream. The gold leaf makes the appearance really beautiful.
The mont blanc, it tasted so-so. To be fair, I am always a big fan of chocolate and not a big fan of nut. Maybe that is the main reason I don’t liked this one.
For the supermarket, I visited 2 supermarket, Dae yang and Shochiku. Daeyang is a hybrid between japan and korea, so you could find some of the korea authentic stuff here and they provided many variant snack and stuff, more than shochiku. But in other side Shochiku sold fresh fish (sashimi quality) and beef that was typical stuff for Japan market such as sukiyaki beef and unagi (YES UNAGI!!!). I also tried a cheese cake? I don’t quite sure but it tasted so GOOD!
Buy furikake and pasta sauce too. It was soooo delicious! I will buy the mentaiko pasta sauce again!
Totally in love with this city! I totally recommend you readers too visited this small street and enjoy Japan in German.