I ate: Caribbean & Japanese at TerraZen Centre

I’ve always been a fan of udon noodles, but the problem with ordering them in most Japanese restaurants is that they only offer beef or fish stock soup, and don’t provide a separate vegan soup version. So even if it’s “udon with vegetables” (and no meat toppings), it doesn’t mean the soup itself is vegan….

I ate: gluten free pizza at Mastino V

The marinara pizza is my usual go-to when friends decide to eat out at pizza restaurants. But plenty of places now offer vegan pizza with non-dairy cheese, including the newly opened Mastino V. Pictured above is their “Full Moon” with the most delicious cherry tomatoes I’ve had in a while, lots of pine nuts, and…

I ate: Tofu Roll & Rainbow Wrap at Vegabond

Vegan pastries aren’t always the easiest to find. Cupcake shops will sometimes offer a vegan version, and there’s usually sorbet at icecream stores, but I’ve struggled to find vegan pastries as easily. Thankfully, the wonderful vegan store Vegabond (which I already blogged about previously) offer a variety of different pastry selections, including the tofu roll…

I ate: Döner at Donnies

THIS. My favourite thing in Amsterdam so far, food-wise. I’ve Deliveroo-ed Donnies’ döners to my house probably five times already, but only  got to try it at the restaurant last night. Pictured above is the “Curry” döner with their plant-based veggie (not-) “chicken”, which the restaurant confirmed to me (in person and on Facebook) is…

I ate: SUMO Burger at Vegan Junk Food Bar

This is when you realise (if you haven’t already) that I’m not vegan just for health reasons. MMM just looking at this photo makes me hungry. Again. This is the SUMO Burger by the newly opened Vegan Junk Food Bar. I was too hungry and excited to take a picture of the menu so can’t remember…

I ate: Avo Rose at The Avocado Show

I knew of this restaurant a few weeks before actually moving to Amsterdam, but only had a chance to try it out this weekend. With its very pop-culture relevant theme, and instagrammable dishes, the queue on weekends are usually an hour or so. I was there bright and early at 9 AM though (woohoo), so…

I ate: Palace Aubergine at Sichuan Restaurant

I was craving something spicy and flavoursome, so I ordered this “Palace Aubergine” dish at China Town’s Sichuan Restaurant (http://sichuanrestaurant.nl/) – I had this before when I previously came to the restaurant with my parents, and we all loved it. The waitress confirmed that this was vegan, and also recommended a number of other dishes…

I ate: ramen at FouFow

There are a couple of ramen bars in Amsterdam, but FouFow Ramen comes highly recommended by many. For vegans, the menu reminds you to tell your waiter to make your vegetarian ramen vegan, so they can swap out uses of butter to oil instead. I had the “basic” vegetarian without additional toppings, but a lady…

I ate: American pancakes at Bar James

MMmmmMMm. Can’t think of anything smart or lyrical to say right now so will just plainly say YAY. I just had these amazingly delicious (I’m running out of synonyms for delicious so will just stick with this word) vegan American-style stack pancakes, with maple syrup, blueberries and bananas, at Bar James. Super fluffy, sweet but…

I ate: nachos at Fento

Tortilla chips are usually my go-to at Mexican restaurants, especially if nothing else on the menu is vegan. The difficulty is always with the toppings and sauces, namely the lack of anything “creamy” which doesn’t involve dairy products. But look! Fento’s Vegan Nachos come with a variety of toppings, and creamy vegan sauce to perfect…

I ate: Fries at Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis @ Damrak 41 There’s always a queue outside of Manneken Pis (http://www.mannekenpis.nl/), which proudly displays a “Best Fries in the Netherlands” sign. I haven’t tried enough of the others to confirm or deny this, but Manneken Pis is at the top of my fries shops list because of the splendid fact that they…

I ate: baguette at Rammenas

I’m not trying to be intentionally vague by just saying “baguette”, but I actually can’t remember the full name of this vegan dish by Rammenas Kitchen (http://www.rammenaskitchen.nl/). I can say, though, that it had (as pictured) the crispiest crispy shallots with a vegan-pork filling that was both juicy and fresh. Rammenas @ Europalaan 2c, Utrecht From what I’ve gathered,…