What the hell, none of your health-conscious friends back home will ever know that you are going on a vein-clotting binge. It’s OK, when in Rome...
We’ve listed a few of Amsterdam's “delicacies”, prices start around €1 “per stuk” (per piece). You’re best off going to the counter to order “fresh” frozen pieces to be fried instead of getting them from the vending machines (which are a little cheaper) where they’ve been sitting and hardening, much like your arteries after your meal.
- “Patat” (pawtawt) or “Frites” (freets), or french fries are well known around the world; only difference here is the massive “glob” of mayonnaise that blankets the salty, oily little critters.
- Try “Patat Oorlog” (pawtawt or-lowg) Oorlog means "war". This is a unique mix of peanut sauce, mayo, and onions. Or maybe opt for curry sauce with the mayo for a real “flava battle”.
- A “Bami Schijfje” (ba-mee skyf-ya) is a little breaded slice of fried asian noodles with a wee spicy-hot flavor. These must be eaten hot or they begin to go brick-like.
- “Kaas Soufﬂe” (kaws soo-ﬂay) is a deep fried pocket of breaded cheese that really tastes good for the first five minutes; after that you may start to gag a bit as your munchies subside and the cheese cools off and begins to resemble some sort of man-made toxic plastic!