Tafelspitz with seasonal veggies


  • 1 kg Tafelspitz (beef from ox) or roast beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 clove Celeriac
  • 1 Leek
  • 8-10 Parsley stalks
  • fresh Thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 8-10 White peppercorns
  • Salt

Cover the meat with water in a saucepan. Bring it to boil for a few minutes. Take the meat out and rinse it with water. Put the meat back in the saucepan with new water, make it boil again.

In the meantime prepare the vegetables and spices. Cut the onion, the leek, the celeriac and the carrot in smaller pieces. Add it all into the water and simmer together with the meat for 1,5 – 2 hours.

After 2 hours take out the meat and let it cool, strain the stock and save it for another time. Put the meat back in the saucepan and put a weight on it, for example a mortar. Leave it for a couple of hours.


  • 2 hardboiled Eggs
  • 1 Red onion
  • 2 tbsp Capers
  • 1 dl Parsley
  • 1 small Pickled gherkin
  • 2 tbsp Horse radish

We served our Tafelspitz with potatoes, carrots, leek and radishes that we boiled in the stock.

Music: Salem al Fakir’s singel – Keep on Walking

Vietnamese spring rolls

How to roll the spring rolls nicely, instruction video.

Unfortunately we failed a bit with ours, we have to give it another go now when we know how to do it. Note that we buy all our Asian ingredients in a local Asian store here in Berlin.

Anyhow we filled ours with;

  • sliced cucumber
  • sliced carrots
  • sliced spring onions
  • rice nudles
  • shrimps
  • sliced radish

I really recommend this dip sauce, it is very taste and you can decide for yourself how strong you prefer it.

  • 1-3 tbs water
  • juice from one lime
  • 2-3 tbs fisch sauce
  • 1-2 teaspons of sugar (honey works fine as well)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (we prefer grated instead of squeezed)
  • fresh chopped red chilifruit or Sambal Olek

Stir everything together or use a shaker. Done!

That was our dinner yesterday.