Amazing Dutch Food the World is Missing Out On 3


Dutch Snackshop!

Dutch Snackshop!

The last 2 weeks has not been anything close to healthy when it comes to food entering my body. There is so much amazing, amazing junk food here in the Netherlands that I just cannot resist. This is accompanied, of course, by me biking an average of ~35 km a day – so I’m not getting fat haha.

For everyone out here, here’s a small overview of all the snack food that I’ve been eating. Most of the pictures are not mine; most times I was far more interested in eating the food in front of me than photographing it!

 

Here goes!

Kroket – Breadcrumbed roll filled with tasty, gooey mixture of meat, bechamel sauce and an assortment of other spices

Kroket

Bitterballen – Balled versions of the tasty Kroket

Bitterballen

Bitterballen

Hagelslag on bread – Chocolate sprinkles on normal, sliced bread

Hagelslag

Hagelslag

Frikandel – Minced meat, deepfried hotdog

Frikandel

Frikandel

Patatje Met – French fries with mayonnaise (or rather fritessaus, a mayonnaise substitute)

Patatje Met

Patatje Met

Patatje Oorlog – “War Fries” – French fries with mayo, onions and peanut sauce

Patatje Oorlog

Patatje Oorlog

Drop – A type of Black liquorice that actually tastes good

Drop

Drop

Oliebollen – “Oil Balls” – Deepfried batter served every year on New Year’s Eve

Oliebollen

Oliebollen

Appelgebak met Slagroom – Special Dutch Apple pie with whipped cream

Appelgebak

Appelgebak

Cano’s & Gevulde Koek – “Filled cookies” – Almond paste filled cookies or small cakes

Gevulde Koek

Gevulde Koek

Stroopwafels – “Syrup Waffles” – Hard waffles in pairs with syrup inbetween

Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels

Speculaas & Speculoos – Spiced shortcrust biscuit in cookie form or in a paste that can be spread onto sliced bread for lunch

Speculaas cookies

Speculaas cookies

Pannenkoeken – “Pancakes” –  Thin, foot-diameter, crepe-like pancakes with anything from bacon and cheese to strawberries and whipped cream on them – usually eaten for dinner

Pannenkoeken

Pannenkoeken

 

And so many more!

 

Some of those probably don’t sound so appealing, but you would be singing a different tune if you could only sink your teeth into some of them!


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3 thoughts on “Amazing Dutch Food the World is Missing Out On

  • Menno Poutsma

    WOW! Don’t eat too much of this junk food. It’s great but before you know you will be ‘out of shape’ like myself 🙂
    Hope you have a great time in Holland!!!!!

    Kind regards,
    Menno

  • Oncle Rob

    So Alex, you have seen it, there is no better food than the Dutch food.
    Come back soon again so that you can enjoy it again.
    It was a fine time you were here.
    Greetings from aunt Janny and uncle Rob.