Each city has these places that are hard to find unless you are a local. Wschód Bar in Krakow is one of them. Although it is located in one of the most touristic streets of Kazimierz, you need to enter the tenement house passage, pass past key cutting booth, vinyl shop and vintage furniture store Miejsce.
Wschód Bar is the final element completing perfectly the passage in Miodowa. It doesn’t attempt to be a tourist mecca. It addresses the needs of the locals, who also have right to eat something better than dry bagels and open-faced grilled cheese and mushroom sandwich from Nowy Square.
Wschód is another project after Ramen People of Dominika Grabowska. It serves Asian streetfood based on fresh ingredients – traditional dishes made simple. The menu is short – it includes traditional Chinese pork and vegetable wonton dumplings with mild ginger sauce and, for those who love crunchy batter, fried chicken morcels served with fresh lemon and home-made soy sauce. If you are more hungry, you should have the no title soup. It is a deep, aromatic, home-made, poultry broth with classic Asian herbs and spices, served with noodles. The food is served on small plates, just right to share with friends.
Last but not least, the atmosphere of this place is great. Informal interior, the staff that do not keep the distance, unlike in many orher places. We value their ability to chat and be straightforward which goes so well with the spirit if this place. It would be hard to imagine a similar bar in Bangkok or Saigon where waiters wouldn’t smile, talk with us and recommend the menu’s specialties.
text: Michał Baran
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