"Is er een traditioneel Nederlands restaurant in de buurt?"
Translation:Is there a traditional Dutch restaurant nearby?
Haha, to be honest, I don't think our cuisine is that great. It can be quite bland.
The most known recipes are:
- Stamppot boerenkool met rookworst (or any 'stamppot'); Everything is mashed together... Potatoes, vegetables...
- Hutspot; Again, everything is mashed together. This one consists of a lot of potatoes, carrots, unions and minced meat.
- Erwtensoep; Pea soup. Looks awful, tastes wonderful (in my opinion)
There are all more recipes for the winter, though. :)
We have some weird meat that we eat next to our patat or friet; but I wouldn't call that "cuisine"...
Typical Dutch is 'haring happen':
I love this discussion! I imagine a fine restaurant where you can order only french fries and small beers. Haha. And every first sundays of a month they offer bitterballen in the afternoon. :D
Well, I like it when potatoes and vegetables are mashed together.. xD
The herring is not rotten. "'Haring happen' involves eating a raw Herring fish, sometimes covered in raw chopped onions, by picking the fish up by its tail, tilting your head backwards, opening your mouth and taking a bite." (found on http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Dutch_Cuisine) That's actually a great site for Dutch cuisine! xD
Yum - that is one of the Dutch foods that I love. Also the wonderful vla which is like a smooth flavoured custard always served cold, vlaai which is a tart or open top pie, my favourite is rijstvlaai (set rice pudding with a pastry base, usually topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings) and not forgetting the beers which are only brewed at certain times of the year (lente of herfst bok). Mmm..
Ja, zij serveren frikandel en frikandel speciaal.
Actually would you use zij or het to refer to a business? Zij serveren of het serveert?