Saturday, December 14, 2013

Pancake Bakery, Manneken Pis & Beems Brasserie @ Amsterdam


Roaming through Amsterdam for snacks, starting with The Pancake Bakery, minutes away from the Anne Frank House.


There are enough pancake varieties here for customers to eat a different one everyday for a month. It was a difficult decision, but we settled on one topped with bacon, cheese & onions _ & loved it.


Poffertjes with cherries, whipped cream & kirsch. Smaller pancakes, made with buckwheat flour, with a fluffier, spongier texture.


Red port & Cherry Jenever. Pancakes with booze _ a brilliant plan.


The Pancake Bakery occupies two levels: downstairs feels warmly intimate, while upstairs features a pleasant view of the canal.


Next up, Manneken Pis: A signboard claiming this take-away outlet serves Holland's best fries lured us here (though we had no idea who the voters were).


Chunky, piping-hot potatoes, crisp on the outside, soft inside. Drenched in utterly unhealthy mayo-based sauces & ketchup.


Note the mountain of freshly prepared fries in the background to cope with the crowds swarming this stand, doors away from the Sex Museum.


Finally, Beems Brasserie, located off a key shopping street beside the Amsterdam Dungeon.


Bitterballen, a Dutch bread-crumbed beef ball snack, served with mustard. Crisp on the outside, mushy and piping-hot inside. Comfort food for a cold day.


Coffee and port wine.


The Pancake Bakery, Manneken Pis & Beems Brasserie,
Amsterdam.

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20 comments:

  1. Ooo enjoy your trip to Amsterdam!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: am back already, but thanks! :D

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  2. During our 8 hours transit in Amsterdam, we went to town center and visited Pancake Bakery as well! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: ooo hope u enjoyed your pancakes too! :D

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    1. Suituapui: hurray for pancake positivity! :D

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  4. I love the sunny atmosphere and colour scheme here, Sean. The pancakes do look quite good.

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    1. Linda: true, the setting helps us enjoy the food better! =)

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  5. oh, i pass by that place but no buy dao the manneken pis~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: heh, I guess it's worthwhile for fans of fries =)

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  6. Sigh why can't we have the same here? Can pancakes be the next craze? ;)
    I miss Amsterdam now !

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    1. Rebecca: heh, i admit that i'm actually not a major fan of pancakes (though i enjoy them occasionally), but i guess i am a fan of amsterdam! heheh :D

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  7. This looks so good! Pancakes in Malaysia is not good enough!

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: here's crossing our fingers that we'll get satisfying pancakes in the future! :D

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  8. I love pancakes too, the nicest I've tasted so far was in Pancake house of Paddington, not sure if they still maintain the quality as previous time. Yet the pancake in Malaysia still does not taste as good as in western country, hope we can have something like them too!!

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    1. 比比: yeah, paddington is probably the place i'd think of if i'm ever struck by pancake cravings ... they have some interesting recipes there, ya :D

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  9. Manneken Pis... thought u went to visit the peeing boy in Brussels.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, maybe/hopefully during the next round of travel :D

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  10. Its always nice to revisit travel spots via a blog post...

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i look back fondly at these travels and meals =)

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