What food should be enjoyed in the Netherlands
• What food should be enjoyed in the Netherlands
During the trip, the first thing tourists eager to try all the traditional dishes of the country in which they are located, as the national cuisine allows you to learn more about the culture and the people. For example, the Netherlands is world famous for its cheeses, although their range is not so great, and herring. The Dutch do not represent their existence without this fish and consider it their pride. Every year in early June, organize a festival in honor of herring, in which are held festivals, auctions and herring balls.
Due to its geographical position, the inhabitants of the Netherlands have the opportunity to earn plenty of seafood. Oysters, mussels, fish of different varieties - all this in abundance. Their favorite vegetable is the potato. Almost every city in the country is sold on every corner potato fries. It is fed to a paper envelope with added sauces. It should be noted that the so-called hot meals are eaten for dinner only - breakfast and dinner consists mainly of snacks.
Below are the traditional Dutch dishes.
Gouda - hard cheese, pale yellow color, with the presence of small holes. Shared by young, middle and mature Gouda, depending on the exposure. With age, the pudding becomes pungent taste. The product comes from the city of Gouda.
Edam - semi-hard cheese, pale yellow in color. It has no distinct taste and smell. The ball-shaped cheeses covered in yellow or red paraffin is more luxury - black wax. Shared by young and aged Edam.
Leiden cheese - semi-hard cheese, dark yellow color. The product is made from skimmed cow's milk with the addition of a variety of spices as cumin, cloves.
"Green" salted herring. Her eating entirely, keeping the tail.
Pofferches - pancakes based on buckwheat flour. The dish is considered the street as sold on every street corner.
In order to prepare dishes using a special pan with small identical grooves.
The bitter balls, or Bitterballen - balls of beef or fish, deep-fried. Usually an appetizer served with mustard.
French fries with sauce, or Patatje met.
Shtamppot - potato and vegetable puree. Serve with stew or frikandelami.
stroopwafel - two thin waffles, baked with caramel syrup in the middle. Delicacy originally from the city of Gouda.
Pie for breakfast, or Ontbijtkoek
"Bad coffee", or just coffee with milk.