This is our third food journal in Amsterdam, a collaboration with Hotel The Exhange. In the previous blogs, we've talked about the yummiest quick and easy meals to get in Amsterdam, and don't forget the Dutch local food.
This time around, my #instagramhusband Leon (of @leonventures) will be taking you to restaurant and cafes we love.
It’s a great idea to start off the day at Hotel The Exchange’s Café STOCK. Grab a nice cup of tea or coffee and enjoy some sun in the outdoor seating area.
I love Café STOCK, as it’s located on the world renown street in Amsterdam - Damrak street, which is bustling all day long.
This time around, we would recommend the Café STOCK pancakes. The pancakes come in ham and cheese. For the sweettooth, there's the maple syrup one. We love the yoghurt with extra toppings you can get - berries, banana and honey.
Café STOCK Damrak 50
Bakkerij van der Linde is well known in Amsterdam for their delicious, creamy Slagroomijs (ice cream in Dutch). The creamiest ice cream I've ever had in my life. There's always a long queue at Bakkerij van der Linde, snaking past the next store.
It is worth the wait. You will see some locals getting two ice cream cones for themselves. It is very rich in flavour. Milky and not too sweet.
Bakkerij van der Linde, Nieuwendijk 183
De Bakkerswinkel is only 5 minutes walk from Hotel The Exchange. We were craving for quiche and salad, and this is the perfect spot. Popular with the locals, with cute canteen style interior with mismatched Persian rugs, De Bakkerswinkel is a quirky cafe with pretty pastel pink walls.
We tried the meatloaf on toast, quiche and salad, which makes a lovely lunch spread.
De Bakkerswinke, Warmoesstraat 133
Our third stop was where Amsterdam meets Asia. 8 minutes walk around town from Hotel The Exchange, we found a stylish trendy bar and restaurant called Adam & Siam. There are two entrances into the typical Dutch townhouses and we are loving it!
For mains, we started off with Gieuwhaan Koong Sai Thoua, green curry shrimp with Thai eggplant and coconut milk. Pad Nam Prik Pouw and Stir Fried Chicken and beef with roasted chilli paste and coconut milk were divine. We were caught by surprise, the Adam & Siam dishes were actually spicy and delicious. Rich in aroma and flavours, I have to say it was an amazing dine in experience.
For those who love to try a little bit of everything, I'd recommend the Siam Threesome - Chicken Cake, Chicken Satay and Shrimp Spring Roll. The dipping sauce that came with the dish was sweet and refreshing.
Adam & Siam, Rokin 93
That's all for now. Thank you for popping by. See you all in 2018!