Zushi time

So last week, me and Veronica went to this sushi place, Zushi at Amstel 20. This place is what I believe heaven is like. Food circeling around and you can just grab a plate. Of course I had pick the most expensive plates. I had some tuna shashimi, the tempura shrimp maki and avocado salmon california roll. Veronica had some vegitarian sushi. Very Yummi. A bit expensive for poor students but I thought it was worth it, I've missed sushi a lot. Haven't found any nice place until now. I will definitly go back to heaven for seconds.



If you're into burgers or just food in general, we recommend that you give Burgermeester a try. You can find it at three different places in Amsterdam: Albert Cuypstraat 48, Elandsgracht 130 and Plantage Kerklaan 37.

Today for lunch, we went to the one at Plantage Kerklaan. Sitting outside in the sun, the first days of Spring in Amsterdam, it was almost too good to be true. Then the food was servered.
Cecilia ordered the Beefburger with cheddar, while Veronica tried the red lentil and Italian vegetables veggie burger, also with cheddar. All of the burgers come with lettuce, pickles, tomato, red onion, cucumber, squash or peppers (it was hard to tell), ketchup and mayo.

The burgers were pretty damn delicious. Cecelia's was very juicy with the right amount of meat, vegetables, bread and sauce. Veronica's was very flavorful,and everything was also evenly distributed. It should be mentioned that the bread (Cecilia had white and Veronica had brown), was so fresh and had just the right amount of crunch. Cecilia was afraid that she wouldn’t feel full and thought of ordering one of the side orders, potato salad. But after more than half of the burger (not the mini) she was satisfied. Next time maybe a mini burger and a side order.
The only complaint is that the meat burger was a bit rare, preferably medium, but otherwise it definitely worth a visit.


For the first time - KFC

There are not a lot of fast food franchises in Sweden so when I saw a Kentucky Fried Chicken here in Amsterdam I figured that I should make a visit to try it out. Boy, what a disappointment. First of all, I love chicken. Those people who says “everything tastes like chicken”, I would say: “oh, yeah and I’m having seconds”. I had a meal called....something with deep fried chicken?
It consisted of 4 chicken parts, cole slaw, fries, a dipping sauce (bbq, what else?) and a soft drink. A nice well balanced meal. But the chicken was just not...good. The deepfried stuff which I had my hopes up for was a bit soggy and not crispy. The chicken was dry and flavourless. I'm never going back. KFC, you ruined chicken for me. Just kidding. I could never stop eating chicken. Well, maybe if I’ll get salmonella...


the Dutch cuisine

When you’re in Amsterdam or anywhere in the Netherlands you should be aware of the food. So far I’ve tried frieten (fries) with peanut sauce, traditional peasoep (peasoup) and bitterballen.

The Fries are amazing, a very lovely snack or a meal if you really like carbs. However the peanut sauce is a bit questionable. As the conservative food critic as I am, I prefer peanut sauce served with rice and some kind of meat but it wasn’t horrible. The Dutch people also like their fries with mayo, but I will continue eat my fries with ketchup.

The Dutch peasoep is very different from the Swedish one. First of all it is green. Who eats green food? The soep is made with Dutch sausage and pork, so nothing for the vegetarians. I have to say that it was pretty ok, not really my cup of tea, but eatable for sure.

At the ISN (International Student Network) intro, my coach ordered bitterballen which is deep fried balls consisting a mix of some mashed undefined thick paste with beef. Yummy! It’s served with a bowl (not the part of the smoking pipe) of mustard. Bitterballen is ordered for a snack to your beer. I liked it, but it wasn’t a culinary experience that teased my taste buds. Then I tried it again. Still, pretty okay. It's Dutch so I'm happy.

Amsterdam so Far

Since I've been in Amsterdam for almost two months (!) I thought my first post would be small collection of photos. Above is a picture from this awesome bakery (I think Bakken met Passie but I can't remember) my dad took me to. The heart shaped cookies were a soft shortbread filled with a raspberry compote. Think of those Knott's Berry Farm Raspberry cookies, but on crack. I also tried the pink version of the heart shaped cakes. Also amazing. It turned out to be a lemon pound cake, with raspberry jam in the middle, encased in a sweet raspberry marzipan (I think I might have a raspberry problem). There also may have been a chunk of rosemary focaccia and a berry meringue involved as well....
Here's a picture of my stir fry from Tasty Asia, near Rembrandtplein. It's with a green curry sauce and tofu, and it's crazy good.
This is a picture of the "American Dinner" my roommate and I hosted. We made hamburgers, veggie burgers, green beans with lemon and butter, and the worst macaroni and cheese I've ever made. My kitchen doesn't have an oven or microwave, so we tried to make stovetop mac and cheese. Here's a fun fact: even if the recipe says you should cook the noodles in the milk, don't. It can ruin mac and cheese for you!

My favorite I-don't-feel-like-cooking-tonight take out place, Wok to Walk. I usually get the rice noodles with tofu (and sometimes mushrooms) and chili sauce. I think Cecilia had shrimp in this photo.
This was probably the best meal I've had so far. It's from Bazaar, on Albert Cuypstraat. On the menu it's called the Mosàmma, and it's a vegetarian casserole. Filled with tofu, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, hazelnuts and covered in cheese, it's nothing but deliciousness. It also comes with some amazing basmati rice, olives, tzatziki, and a haydari pepper. So good!
Okay, I only put this picture up because I love carrot cake so much. We found a really cute cafe in the Jordaan that had homemade carrot cat and scones. The coffee was alright, but nothing can top carrot cake.


Hello first post! We bought lunch at the Maoz in Muntplein yesterday and we were able to eat in the sun! Double win! If you haven't been to a Maoz before, they are a falafel topping extrodinaires. The one we went to had the following options: 4 differents sauces (ranging from mild to setting your mouth on fire), garlic sauce, tahini, couscous, cole slaw, cucumbers, carrots, pickles, beets, hot peppers, olives, lettuce and tomatoes. And of course there were the freshly made falafel balls and fries. We're definitely going again, and maybe next time we'll try out a differnt location.