Monday, 3 May 2010
Can you guess from the post title where I'm going this week? Indeed, I'm going to Holland, the land of cheese. We're going to Amsterdam until Thursday to check out a couple of gigs (Mayer Hawthorne and LCD Soundsystem, whose new album you can listen to here), ride bikes and chill out. We're staying at a concept hotel called citizenM, which should be interesting; they have mood pads in the rooms that you use to adjust the room's ambience to your mood. It has great reviews on TripAdvisor, so I'm happy.
I've not been before and was wary that the food in Amsterdam might be awful but, after doing a bit of research, I am really excited for my belly! Apparently there are big Asian and Surinamese communities who have created a kind of fusion cuisine. I'm obsessed with peanut sauce at the moment and it's apparently a big speciality over there. You can even get peanut sauce with your frites. And the sweet stuff sounds awesome too: apple pie with whipped cream, dutch pancakes and stroopwafels: thin wafers sandwiched together with hot syrup.
I'll report back! And please let me know if you have any Amsterdam recommendations, I've not had the chance to do much research! I'll check in whilst I'm away but as I'm obviously in a greedy mood (or maybe just hungry), I'm going to write a few advance posts for the week ahead about some of my favourite British foodie blogs. In case I don't get the chance to blog. So do check back. Back Friday. Have a good week! Tot!
[Image by Mogh.]