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DUTCH FOOD

that worth a try at least once in your lifetime

Dutch foods may not be as well-known as Chinese or French cuisines, but there are many interesting and tasty Dutch cuisines you worth a try at least once in your lifetime

GOUDA CHEESE

Goudse Kaas or Gouda cheese, is one of the most popular cheeses worldwide. A Dutch yellow cheese made from cow's milk and named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. Gouda (pronounced like "houw-dah") cheese or Goudse kaas ("houwd-suh kahs") is classified by how long they are aged. Jonge kaas is the youngest with about a month of aging, while older Oude kaas or Overjarige kaas is aged for a year or more.

HAGELSLAG

This magical world is in the Netherlands, where sprinkles, called hagelslag (translation: "hailstorm"), come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. It might sound funny but many Dutch people eat these chocolate sprinkles on bread for breakfast in the morning. No, not just the kids, adults too! And maybe even for lunch (or dinner if you want πŸ˜‹). How to eat: Take a slice of bread (white or brown), spread with unsalted butter, take hagelslag and then sprinkle it well.

PANNEN- KOEKEN

Pancakes are common around the globe, but the Dutch give pancakes their own twist as pannenkoeken. The Dutch version is a lot larger and flatter than the American pancake, but slightly thicker than a French crΓͺpe. Dutch pancakes are made of flour, eggs and milk. Traditionally they are eaten for dinner and are served often with sugar syrup (stroop), powdered sugar, jam, bacon or cheese.

POFFERTJES

The baby pancake puffs are small and fluffy, made with yeast and buckwheat flour. Poffertjes are typically served topped with powdered sugar and butter, sometimes eaten with other sweet toppings, such as stroop (syrup), slagroom (whipped cream) or aardbeien (strawberries).

APPELTAART

Just like an American's apple pie but it's actually about as Dutch as it gets. Appeltaart is a deep pie with a pastry top and bottom, filled with a mixture of slices or pieces of apple, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Enjoy it served with whipped cream (met slagroom) and a cup of coffee (koffie). In Amsterdam, we can found the tastiest appeltaart at Winkel 43 or Papeneiland, in the Jordaan area.

STROOP- WAFELS

This sweet snack is a waffle cookie made from two thin layers of baked dough with a sticky caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. Stroopwafels are particularly good with a cup of coffee or tea.

BITTER-BALLEN

Bitterballen are deep-fried and crispy breaded rounds with a tender, savory filling. Typically containing a mixture of beef or veal, or even with mushrooms, for those that prefer a vegetarian option. Usually served with mustard for dipping.

OLIEBOLLEN

Oliebollen (literally: oil spheres) are dumplings made from enriched yeast dough and cooked in a deep fat fryer. Traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve and at festivals and markets during the winter season. In December, they are also sold in the street at mobile stalls.

PATAT

Patat is the Dutch word for frites, chips or french fries, also known as the Vlaamse Frites, the traditional Dutch fries consist of long, thick potato fingers. They are usually served in a paper cone, topped with mayonnaise. Different types of toppings are usually available including knooflok (garlic) sauce, tomato ketchup, fritessaus (a less fattier version of mayo) or the satΓ©saus (peanut sauce).

KAPSALON

Kapsalon is a quite new addition to Dutch fast food, translated barbershop. It was named after the barbershop in Rotterdam that ordered this food as a lunch. It is consisting of either shwarma or dΓΆner, patat fries, grilled with a layer of Gouda cheese until melted and then subsequently covered with a layer of dressed salad greens. The dish is often served with garlic sauce, mayo or sambal.

DROP LICORICE

Drop is the Dutch word for licorice, with dark coloured candy snack. It has a very unique taste and comes in a variety of different flavours and genres. There are some primary types of drop: soft & sweet, soft & salty, hard & sweet and hard & salty. WARNING: Never trust a Dutch person offering you a Dutch "candy". It could be a trap, you may live to regret it! 😜

KIBBELING, LEKKERBEK

Kibbeling and Lekkerbek is a fish Dutch snack. Both consisting of battered chunks of deep fried white fish, the difference is that kibbeling is cut into chunks before serving, while lekkerbek is not. Kibbeling commonly served with dipping sauces, usually a mayonnaise-based remoulade (like tartar sauce) or a garlic sauce.

HOLLANDSE NIEUWE HARING

Raw herring fish served with chopped onions, kinda like a Dutch version of sushi-sashimi. It's a very traditional Dutch food, should only be called Hollandse nieuwe if caught between May and July when the fish are the fattest getting ready to lay eggs. Traditionally eaten by holding the fish by the tail and dunking it into your mouth with your head thrown back.

Now, I just wanna be that fish. 😜

There are many others you might try, like rookworst, krentenbollen, snert, stamppot, gerookte paling, jodenkoeken, limburgse vlaai, speculaas, kruidnoten, etc. but let it stop here and how about go book a flight to Schiphol and try them yourself? πŸ˜‰ β–«β–«β–« Curated with β™₯ by @oglab #steller #stellerfood #stellertravel

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