Catchup Chronicles #7: Amsterdam
Here is a pancake from The Pancake Bakery (Prinsengracht 191 near the Anne Frank house, 020-625-13-33). They've got a very wide range of ingredients, ranging from sweet to savory (and a huge bucket of syrup at the table for you to douse with). I had a savory one - although so many years have passed since this trip that I really don't remember much about it. I think it was more thin-pizza/crepe-like than a pancake though.
Another interesting meal that we had in Amsterdam was rijsttafel ("rice table"), or little Indonesian dishes kept warm on burners for Dutch colonists (sorry - it looks like I didn't take a photo of that). I was not a huge fan of Indonesian food to begin with, but I do remember some of the little dishes did have a good spicy kick to them. I think that was also my first experience with soto ayam - ironically, getting it in Europe for the first time despite having lived right next door to Indonesia for a year or two by then.
Here's a kebab platter from a random shop in one of the alleyways of the city. I really don't remember if this was any good - it was eaten on pure impulse and haste one afternoon - but it's pertinent given all the various kebabs that I've been hitting up around the world lately.
Unfortunately, I don't really have many other photos (nor memories) of Dutch food. Putting mayo on fries isn't as nasty as it sounds though - I actually rather enjoy it (especially while stumbing around late at night craving food).
And here's just the final meal on the long-haul flight back - seared New Zealand lamb chops - thanks to SQ's Book the Cook service.