Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate:
Can’t decide what to have for dinner? Why not try Malaysian, which brings together Indian, Chinese and Indonesian influences. Kiren always has good advice for novices.
Warthestr 5, Phone: (089) 99 31 77 64, www.champor.de
When I crave a little sweet taste from home—whether maple syrup, whiskey liqueur or clamato juice for real Bloody Caesar’s—I always know where to go. They host great Canadian wine tasting events also!
Jahnstrasse 11, Phone: (089) 55 26 20 94, www.melodys-canada.de
ROOF CLIMB AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM
Not up for surfing the Isar? Then why not try this other adventure travel option right here in the city. It’s a two-hour experience you’ll be talking about for months.
Olympiapark, Phone: (089) 30 67 24 14, www.olympiapark-muenchen.de
I say, go where the local people go: My Thai friends pointed the way to this food stand underground at Karlsplatz/Stachus. It’s perfect for taking a break from Saturday shopping or for picking up something to take home for dinner. Just remember, there’s no seating and they’re closed evenings.
Karlsplatz/Stachus, Phone: (089) 69 06 611
What’s a Munich secret list without something Bavarian? This store offers not-so-typical gifts and souvenirs for visitors and residents alike. Don’t miss the “his and hers” Bavarian rubber duckies.
Brunnstrasse 3., Phone: (089) 24 29 47 80, www.servusheimat.com
Morizz has great cocktails, an ever-changing menu and my favourite Tom Ka Gai in the city. Remember to reserve or else risk sitting at the bar—if there’s still room.
Klenzestraße 43, Phone: (089) 201 67 76, www.morizz.com
No one will ever volunteer the information, but if you ask around you’ll be amazed how many Tchibo buys are in your friends’ houses. Their stock changes every week so if you miss out, there’s always next year!
Various locations, www.tchibo.de
This student hangout serves the biggest Schnitzels in town. Friendly staff and good prices mean this place is always busy. Perfect for comfort food or when you are recovering from a hangover.
Steinheilstrasse 16, Phone: (089) 52 74 88