I love the world. Sure it has it’s issues but it’s also where you can find the best meal of your life in an unexpected place. I have never had Indonesian food and I certainly did not expect to find a great Indonesian restaurant in the Netherlands…though historically and geographically it should have been obvious. Sure the whole colonization thing was maybe not the best for everyone involved, but the lasting results worked out really well for me this evening.
My brother took my to Restaurant Blauw, which he said was the best Indonesian place in a country that has lots of them; a result of that colonization thing. I thought, “Yeah, whatever, I’ll give it a shot.” I didn’t know what the food would be like, maybe a mix of Filipino, Indian and Thai or something; not even close. I cannot even begin to describe the culinary experience I had, though I now have a new appreciation for what Anthony Bourdain and Guy Feiri do (hope I didn’t butcher their names too badly there.) I’ll just say that each bite I took required me to wait for all the subtleties locked in the food to emerge and entertain my taste buds. We ordered, for lack of a better term, a sampler that arrived looking like this
And wound up looking like this
Not only did I have a fantastic meal today I also went here
Saw some cool architecture (pay attention to the grassy slope on the left)
Yes, that grassy slope is the roof of a supermarket.
Now, why I do love the world n’ all, this concerns me:
It is quite the sampler,looks delicious.I never had Indonesian food,I bet the dishes you had were scrumptious!
I just went from Utrecht to Amsterdam last weekend… I think we took a picture of the same houseboat, haha. I wish I had tried indonesian food now!