We had our Spring Break holiday this past week! 😃And now that I finally had a bit of free time to explore my surroundings, I decided to spend an afternoon in Amsterdam with my friend Emmie. 👯
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, famous - and infamous, lol - for all sorts of different reasons. 😄It's also the cultural capital, and was once home to a few prominent figures in Dutch history such as: Anne Frank, Van Gogh & Rembrandt Van Rijn.
Personally, I find it a bit too busy and hectic for my liking (Amsterdam being the city with the highest population here), and prefer living in a less-populous city. But it had been a while since I was last there, and I figured it was about time that I went back.
Emmie's desire to go to Amsterdam was fuelled by her love for tacos. 🌮😋She wanted us to try out the Korean food at a place called Café Struik. Café Struik is more popularly known for its drinks, but on this particular week they were serving a variety of Korean meals by "Best Coast", and the menu included - you guessed it - tacos!
We started our afternoon in Amsterdam with a short tour of the city. 👣As is usually the case in this country, the architecture in whichever city you visit is worth admiring.🏘
Afterwards, we made our way to Café Struik. We arrived there a bit early, and Emmie had a drink while we waited at the terras for the kitchen to open. Neither of us had eaten here before, so we didn't know what to expect, but were both hoping for the best...
Finally, at around 6pm we went inside and placed our orders. As was to be expected, Emmie ordered Gochujang Korean Tacos (gochujang glazed chicken with marinated cabbage, sriracha mayo, crushed peanut and green onion served on a wheat tortilla); and I ordered the Soy Garlic Chicken plate (sweet soy garlic glaze with sesame seeds & green onion served with fries & sesame seeds).
We'd hardly taken our coats off when our food arrived! 🍽
We couldn't get over how good everything looked!😍We immediately dug in. I usually find Asian food a bit too spicy, but this specific meal was surprisingly manageable. The sesame seeds were different from what I'm used to - as was the chicken with a Korean twist - but I'm glad that I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try them anyway. They were definitely worth it in the end.😊
As we were going to an event afterwards, a meal was all we had time for at Café Struik, but I dare say that we'll be back there for another one soon. 😉
Any other food joints in Amsterdam you think I should try? Let me know! 😊
As I always say, "Food is my love language!"😄 And I believe a memorable eating-out experience is worth sharing, and a good recipe is worth passing on.
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