First we liked their excellent cars. Then we liked their excellent washing machines. And now, let’s face it, we’re rather envious of their excellent economy. When it comes to cooking though, the Germans have never been the envy of the rest of Europe. But perhaps that’s set to change with the arrival of Daheim, a one-off German pop-up on Sunday July 8. A team of home cooks are taking over the G Kelly pie and eel shop in Bethnal Green for the day, and will be serving up a handful of traditional German brunch and lunch dishes. A far cry from stodgy beer cellar fare, dishes will include reiberdatschi (thin röstis) with own-made cured trout; savoury pastry logs stuffed with beef mince and sauerkraut; and flammkuchen (pizza bases topped with streaky bacon, creme fraiche and chopped chives). All to a backdrop of old German records from the 60s, 70s and 80s: not an oompah in sight. If it’s popular, there will be more pop-ups from this crew.
For info and opening times, see daheimblogger.wordpress.com and remember, it’s cash only!