Chinese’s Monthly Food Diary

Today Chinese will present to you some of her favorite eats in Amsterdam, Utrecht and even San Francisco. Read on for some seriously good eats!

Probably my all time favourite restaurant in Amsterdam (or maybe even the world) is a sort of sketchy, tourist trap-looking Chinese restaurant called Golden Chopsticks (Oude Doelenstraat 1). Don’t be fooled however, because here you will find the best thick rice noodles (ho fun) you will ever eat. The sui kau (pork and shrimp dumplings), roast duck and barbecued pork (char siu) are also out of this world delicious. They also have great sea food, of which the mussels in black bean sauce have become a recent favorite. If you’re looking for some good quality Chinese food without breaking the bank, this is the place to be! Upstairs (the place called Oriental City) they also have the best dim sum in Amsterdam on the weekends, but I’ll save that for another post.

Here’s a little throwback to when I was in the US (Bay area) a few months ago, but I couldn’t resist posting these pictures from a great Japanese meal we had at Sugata (Albany, Solano avenue 1105). Pictured above are a super fresh sashimi platter, Hawaiian ahi tuna poke and crispy fried soft shell crab. YUM!


Back to Amsterdam: a while back I dined at a Vietnamese restaurant called Ô mai (Utrechtsestraat 12) and had quite a good bowl of noodles with prawns, a quail egg, char siu (barbecued pork) and ground pork. It was a good amount for not too expensive! 12248760_10206666016345586_2008932653_n

After all the hype I had to try the ‘high end’ snackbar/fry shop Frites uit Zuyd  (Ceintuurbaan 113). Although my mind wasn’t blown, they were definitely more crispy than your average fry. I approve!


After a long day of studying I decided to reward myself with some sushi. I ordered from Sushi & Asian Profood (Heemstedestraat 13) and I was pleasantly surprised by their selection of sushi. They offer all kinds of cool combinations which many other places don’t have, like tempura rolls and a delicious roll with salmon, unagi and seaweed salad (both pictured).


Cheese and I were having a lazy day and decided to get Indonesian takeout at Kokkita (Amstelveenseweg 166). We thoroughly enjoyed our meal of lontong, sambal goreng beans, ayam kecap chicken, daging rendang and chicken saté. We also had klepon for dessert (LOVE) and the next day I had a cute little lemper for lunch. We’d definitely recommend this place, especially since it’s so cheap!


And now.. I present to you one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had in one of the most unexpected places. In the central station of Utrecht, a new asian ‘fast food’ place opened called Enoki. I believe this is a chain, but damn the pulled pork sandwich is sooo delicious. Although we are kind of over the pulled pork trend, this Vietnamese style baguette is so good since it also features pickled red onions, cabbage, crunchy romaine slaw and a lovely spicy mayo. Delish! And so much better than anything you will find at a train station.

Hope you enjoyed a peak into my month of eats!




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