As I was making my way to office this morning, I wanted to buy a sandwich on my way. However, there was a line at almost every place I entered and I wanted to make haste. Luckily I knew a place near the office and since I had never been there before, I found this a great opportunity to try some of their food.
The place is called Assaggio and it is located right in the centre of Amsterdam. Having had a quick look at their elaborate panini menu, I decided to go with their panini diavolo: a fresh ciabatta topped with spicy salami sausage (I don’t know what kind), parmesan cheese and rucola. The bread tasted really fresh as it was still crispy and not tough to chew. The spicy salami sausage was excellent, it was way more spicy than what is often called “spicy” in the Netherlands, and the parmesan was evenly great. The only downside was that they did not have rucola anymore (which was strange since I ordered my bun in the morning), so I got lettuce instead. And well, rucola just tastes better on a bun like this. But… since this tasted really good overall, I will definitely give them a second chance.
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!
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!