Netherlands, land of the windmills, not really famous when it comes to foods but there are some street foods that you should at least try when you visit Netherlands and most of it are available in different regions like Amsterdam, Hague, Groningen and any other regions in the Netherlands. Here is the list of the foods you should definitely try
Poffertjes (pronounced Poh-fur-chus) is one of the popular street foods, it is mini pancakes that are delicious when served hot or warm topped with butter, powdered sugar and if you want it to be sweeter, you could add honey or maple syrup. Perfect snack especially during winter when it is cold then have Poffertjes to keep yourself warm!
Another popular street food would be the Stroopwafel, it is simply a waffle filled with caramel syrup. It is freshly made when ordered and best to be eaten with a hot drink like coffee or tea. Most of the stalls also sell it in a nice tin so you could take it back to your home country to give your family and friends souvenirs or just keep it for yourself!
This might be unusual for some people but if you do eat Sashimi, it might not be too weird for you. Hollandse Niewe or Dutch New is a raw fish called Herring. It is like a traditional food in the Netherlands. Usually served with raw onion and sometimes pickle.
If you do not like raw herring, you could try the fried ones called Kibbeling, often eaten with bread or dip it in tartar sauce or a simple mayonnaise like fish and chips.
Patatje is simply just fries with sauce. There is a variety of sauce you can choose ranging from simple barbeque sauce to peanut sauce called satésaus which taste exactly like the sauce Malaysians use to have with Chicken or Beef Satay, they also have special sauce that is mayonnaise with ketchup and onion. You might be thinking, what? Mayonnaise with ketchup and onion? But you might never know if you like it or not if you have not tried them!
Kapsalon is actually like a doner kebab, but instead of wrapping it with a thin flatbread, it is placed in a tin foil box consists of French fries, Shawarma meat, mix vegetable and topped with cheese and also some dressing if you love extra flavors. The Dutch claims that it is one of the best foods to be eaten during winter in Netherlands as it warms up your body the minute you bite into it. A little history, this dish was created by a hairdresser who comes to a kebab place, ordered his favorite food and combined everything into one so he could eat it quickly before his lunch break ends. After awhile, the owner of the kebab place decides to put it up on the menu so it is easy for the hairdresser to reorder the next time he comes and also named it after his profession.
Definitely should try all of these street foods when you visit Netherlands and it is muslim friendly. So, give them a try and tell us what you think!
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