Asian Food of The Hague

Asian Food of The Hague

Backpacking through Europe, Eat, Travel
Indonesian Food: Istana Indonesia was once the largest Dutch colony, and therefore, has significant cultural influence on the Netherlands. This influence extends to food.Drawing similarities to the UK again, Indonesian cuisine to the Netherlands is like Indian food to the UK. There were many Indonesian restaurants in The Hague, probably more than European restaurants. So we were spoilt for choices. We visited the Indonesian restaurant Istana, located in the city centre. The food was very nice, and perfect for the cold weather at the time. I do recommend this restaurant. However, do explore in your own time too. There are simply Indonesian restaurants in every corner. It was the first time I have ever tasted Indonesian food, now I am rather inspired to visit Indonesia.   Japanese Food All-You-Can-Eat: Shibuya To…
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Food of The Hague, Have it Slowly…

Food of The Hague, Have it Slowly…

Eat, Travel
National Food Soused herring On many aspects, Dutch food shares similarities to the British cuisine. It, too, has fish and chips, but instead of having the fish covered in batter and deep fried, they love their soused herring, which is raw fish preserved in brine and seasoning. Caramelised waffle Friets: Frietwinkle The chips, known as 'friets' are another national dish. At Frietwinkle, chips are cut using a press, then blanched, followed by frying. Step 1: Cut Step 2: Blanch Step 3: deep fry, then toss with salt  Step 4: Enjoy, yum yum There are different sauces to go with the fries, we had the satay sauce. Can you guess what the hole on the arm of the chair for? I am sure you already guessed it. It acts as a holder…
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Backpacking through Europe Part 5: The Hague

Backpacking through Europe Part 5: The Hague

Art, Backpacking through Europe, Travel
When I told my friends that The Hague was one of the destinations, they all tried to persuade me to go to Amsterdam instead. I was told that there is not much in The Hague, and it is quite boring. Well, I am so glad we stuck with our decisions, and visited The Hague. The place did not feel very touristy, and there were plenty of beautiful architectures and art works to see, exactly my cup of tea. The Hague, or Den Hagg as the Dutch calls them, locates at the West coast of Netherlands. It is the 3rd largest city, just after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It is the home of the Dutch government and the Supreme court, although not being the capital city itself. The reason would have to…
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