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,…

I ate: doughnuts at Vegabond

Hello, and welcome to my first post. Yes, these are #vegan doughnuts/donuts and yes, they are incredible. More info below, but as this is post no. 1 here is a mini introduction: I’m a trainee solicitor on a six month work secondment to Amsterdam and, to set myself a challenge and also because I don’t know what…