Assimilation Course

Chinese tastes different everywhere. The Netherlands edition is known as a "Chin. Ind. Rest.", ("Chinese-Indonesian restaurant" doesn't fit on the window). Almost every Dutch town has one, but in trendy Amsterdam, I thought they were extinct. Yesterday, however, my girlfriend and me visited a classic one.
Real "kroepoek" (Indonesian pawn crackers)! Beef with pineapple --I thought cooking with pineapple went out with leg warmers and Wham! For me, it was a trip down memory lane, and for my girlfriend, some true slice of Dutch culture. Or as one Dutch comedian put it, "Exotic food? Naah, just pick up some Chinese."

Posted by cronopio at 01:19 PM, April 14, 2006