You may laugh, but I have to say that some of the yummiest Asian food I’ve had in Germany was at none other than the Frankfurt Hauptbanhof (that is, the main train station, for the English-speaking folks). For those of you traveling through the station, I’d highly recommend trackside dining at the Asia Gourmet. It’s clear over on the side, by tracks 22 and 23.
Last Friday afternoon I took the train into Frankfurt for an afternoon of shopping, and my first stop was lunch at this place. It’s my Frankfurt ritual.
The food and noodles are fresh, taste delicious, and the price is right. You can get a “snack box” – noodles tossed with vegetables and topped with sauce (my favorite is the peanut sauce) – to go for around 2 Euros. This place always has a line, and if you’re lucky you can score a seat.
While a train station does not exactly have excellent dining ambience, I’m a bit of a freak in that I think it’s fun to sit and eat and watch the trains and people. I enjoy doing the same at airports – but damn, they won’t let me in unless I have a ticket. Also, I don’t particularly like “chain store” menus and ambience, but this place surprised me with its flavorful, fresh food. Give it a try!