Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): Three Types of Food in Amsterdam You’ve Never Tried

Three Types of Food in Amsterdam You’ve Never Tried
Ok, so you might have tried them. But have you tried them in Amsterdam?

On a conference call with a guy in London the other day (we’re working on a website that involves an Amsterdam travel guide), he asked: “So what type of restaurants are there in Amsterdam? Dutch? French? Indian?” It was a fair enough question, but one that presumes we don’t enjoy the diversity here that London does. And yet I’d argue that we do – just in microcosm. Since I’ve lived here, the different types of cuisine you can eat in Amsterdam restaurants have multiplied. Ten-fold. We’ve got everything from Indonesian food (hell, Amsterdam is pretty much the European capital of Indonesian food) to Mexican food and lots in between.

“A bite of Sichuan,” reads one dish, “so Sichuan that your very existence in Amsterdam becomes an illusion.” Christ, it’s almost poetry!

Even for us Amsterdammers, however, there are still a few world cuisines that you’d never expected to find here. The city may be well known for its Surinamese population, but the number of comments and views my Beginner’s Guide to Surinamese Food in Amsterdam gets suggests that many people have still never tried it. Meanwhile, we’ve all had “Chinese” food (whatever that means when you’re talking about a country that’s as big as the whole of Europe put together) – but who’s tasted Sichuanese food unless they’ve travelled in the region? And Hawaiian food – who knew what that even included ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Three Types of Food in Amsterdam You’ve Never Tried
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: China Sichuan Restaurant   Riaz   Poké Perfect  
Author: Vicky Hampton
Read it on author's website: http://www.amsterdamfoodie.nl/2016/food-amsterdam-surinamese-hawaiian-sichuan/

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