The name translates as “China burner” and indeed, if you’re not careful what you order, you’ll risk setting your tastebuds on fire. This hot restaurant in a converted metal foundry near the Spinnerei art complex is well worth the pilgrimage for its excellent and authentic Chinese food. Strangely, it is helmed not by an immigrant from Sichuan but by Thomas Wrobel, a local wood artist, self-taught chef, and passionate Sinophile. The menu consists of elevated street food favorites like grilled meat skewers, green-tea-smoked duck, and sweet-and-sour meatballs. If you can stand the heat, order the hilariously named “pockmarked old lady’s tofu,” aka ma po tofu. Bring a crowd so you can share several dishes. No credit cards are accepted.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon noon–3pm, Tues–Sat noon–11pm Transportation S-Bahn: 1 to S-Bahnhof Plagwitz, bus: 60 to Antonienstrasse/Giesserstrasse, tram: 14 to Karl-Heine-Strasse/Giesserstrasse Phone 0341/2409102 Prices Main courses 7€–23€ Cuisine Type Chinese Web site Chinabrenner
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