Kumpir is a baked potato in the turkish way. In its most basic form, a Kumpir is made with potatoes that are wrapped with foil and baked in special ovens. The potatoes are cut straight down the middle and the insides are mixed with unsalted butter and puréed with kaşar cheese. However, all kinds of foods can be added to the potato and this is what you are going to eat at Vadi Frühstückshaus in Neukölln.
We found Vadi Frühstückshaus while walking on the sidewalks next to the Karl Marx Strasse subway station and we don’t remember why it took us so long to get back there. But, since rediscovering the Kumpir there, we had all our sunday brunches there. The place is a typical turkish bakery with golden walls and lots of decorated mirrors. If you walked around Neukölln before, you know what we are talking about.
The Kumpir at Vadi Frühstückshaus
Like we said before, Kumpir is a baked potato filled with all kinds of toppings. If you are tired of eating döners and want to try something else from Turkey, this might be what you are looking for. Take a look at the pictures below and don’t think twice. Take the subway and find Vadi Frühstückshaus on Karl Marx Strasse.
Once you get inside, you are going to focus on the big poster with a Kumpir and the €3,90 price tag. This is what you need to order here. Don’t think twice, just order it. But be careful when you order it because this baked potato is big and can be a perfect dish for two people. The last time we were there, we made the mistake of ordering one each and it is not something we pretend to do later on. And be careful with the red topping because that is hot. Really.
If you still have space inside your body and feels like a desert would be the perfect way of finishing this brunch, your should try the tiramisu too. It is one of those sweets that once you got it right, you got it right. And at Vadi Frühstückshaus, they are doing it right. The tiramisu here is not too sweet, it is not too soft and it has the precise texture to make it melt in your mouth. You have to try it.
After eating the Kumpir and the tiramisu, order a double espresso and go for a walk on Richardplatz to help out with the digestion.
All the photos here are from Marcela Faé.