Fräulein Kimchi was established in 2009 when opera singer, Lauren Lee donned a dirndl and started feeding kimchi to the good people of Mauerpark. What started off as a whim captured the hearts and bellies of Berliners and she was quickly in demand selling kimchi, as well as teaching Korean cooking classes in Berlin, and catering small events. In 2013 she established herself as the first Korean-American street food stand at Street Food Thursday at the Martkhalle 9. With long queues lining up for her Korean tacos, kimchi-spätzle and kimchi quesadillas, the rest as they say, is history. A pioneer of the Korean food scene in Berlin, Fräulein Kimchi continues to innovate with their original recipes such as Rotkhol Kimchi, Kimchi-Käsespätzle, the legendary Kimchi-Ramenburger, Korean Blackjack Burger, Kimchi-queso nachos and Kimchi poutine and they are constantly developing new and tasty recipes. Their gift at creating buzz worthy dishes has resulted in consultation work with other gastro businesses and you can see their creations on many menus throughout Berlin.
Since their humble beginnings, Fräulein Kimchi has grown into a successful catering company and Food Stand/Truck specializing in both traditional Korean cuisine and modern Korean comfort food. They have traveled throughout Germany and Switzerland selling popular dishes such as Korean burgers & tacos, Kimchi-spätzle, Kimcheese Nachos and Bibimbop bowls. Winners of numerous Street Food awards, they have also been prominently featured in many magazines such as Effilee, Deli and are on the top best Restaurant lists for Eater, Geo, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast, among others. You can find Lauren’s recipes in many different cookbooks (Die Stadt Kocht, Aus Liebe zum Kochen, So frühstückt die Welt, Fermentieren ganz einfach selbst gemacht!, etc) and no stranger to television, Fräulein Kimchi has also guested on various shows such as “Deutsche Welle”, “The Vorkoster”, “Kitchen Guerillas”, “Galileo” “Girl eat world” & “Restaurant Startup” which they won in 2015 as best new Asian food concept.
The restaurant is currently on hiatus while focusing on their catering demands, but some new works are in the plans so stay tuned for some exciting updates. In the meantime, keep calm and kimchi on.
We are making Berlin delicious one meal at a time.