Sometimes in between lectures, I need to have a quick snack. And when you are in Amsterdam, you have loads of choices for a quick bite. The other day I went to Toko Joyce, a toko (shop) in the centre of Amsterdam. Their frekedel djagung is described on their menu as a “spicy, vegetarian corn fritter”. After ordering it, they put it in the microwave to heat it up. After it is burning hot, you can take it with you to sit outside near a canal or sit in the toko. I cannot recall if the fritter itself was spicy, because I took every bite with the delicious sambal manis (sweet sambal) with it!
Not the best taken picture, I agree. But what you see above is one of the two Indonesian variations on the McFlurry. This one is the one that is the most similar to the McFlurry with M&M’s. The name McFlurry Warna Warni means as much as “colourful Mcflurry”. The name is derived from the colourful chocolate “candies” that they mix with vanilla ice.
One of the things I tend to do, wherever I am on vacation, is pop into a McDonalds and see what kind of things they have on the menu. Per country the menu differs slightly and Indonesia was not an exception. What was the thing that caught my eye? Chicken McD a.k.a. fried chicken! I had to have some and of course I had. It tasted just as you would expect: tasty, crispy and slightly unhealthy. The best part about McDonalds in Indonesia is that they offer unlimited sambal so you could dip your chicken in it endlessly.
Just looking at the picture above makes me hungry again! These friet (fries) are the best in Amsterdam. At least, the best I have tasted so far.
Not long ago R-s and I walked through Amsterdam looking for some fries. We walked to a shop that we wanted to try earlier, but once again it was closed. So we strolled on through the beautiful city of Amsterdam until the smell of freshly fried fries came into our noses. At the Frietsteeg, every day they chop up some fresh potatoes and fry them to perfect crunchiness. With that you have to choice of twenty-two (!) different sauces. The one you see above is samoerai sauce: a combination of mayonnaise and sambal. With or without a huge amount of sauce, these fries are incredibly delicious!
I am not that much of a sweet tooth, but recently I ate this small apple crumble pie and to be honest, it was good! I can’t remember where it was bought, but it was from a bakery.
Although we already have some posts about Turkish pizzas, those pizzas are so tasty we’ll just keep posting (and eating) them. Here’s another one for you. A Turkish pizza with a lot of sauce and extra meat. Healthy? Not so much. Tasty? Definitely.
Pop Mie! You can’t leave Indonesia without seeing at least a dozen Indonesians eating Pop Mie on the streets/buses/trains/wherever. And it is easily understood why. It’s a cup filled with tasty instant noodles in all kinds of different flavours. It is quite handy to eat on the go and therefore a lot of Indonesians do so. Furthermore, you can buy it almost everywhere. Almost all little warungs (small shops) have it and sometimes you see people selling it on the streets and in trains. You just have to open the cup, add all the powdery spices and add some boiling water. Simple as that!