We are really into food, but were ashamed to admit that other than Gouda (which we'd never tried) we couldn't think of any typically Dutch foods.. so we looked up Food you must try when you go to the Netherlands. We then spent nine hours in The Netherlands trying some of them out (among other things).
Poffertjes means pancakes, and these pancakes were some of the yummiest that I've ever had, they were really small, and I think they deep fry them. They were served with sugar (the white stuff in the photo) butter (the yellow blob) and syrup. We really enjoyed them and will definitely have them next time.
Patat is chips. The chips themselves just seemed like normal chips, but to make them more Dutch we tried them with oorlog sauce. Oorlog means war, but here it means peanut sauce, mayo and chopped onions. It was pretty good. We didn't think peanut sauce would work but it did. Yum.
This is liquorice which apparently Dutch people consume more than any other people in the world. I'm not sure how true that is, and as we've had lots of it before we weren't planning on having any. But this great cheese shop that we went into (and bought cheese) had samples of lots of different types of drop including chili and chocolate, which we tried.
We offered it to Tanbay's family in Germany and luckily no one liked the asparagus bit so we got to eat it all :)
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