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veen  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

We Dutch don't really do cuisine - some of the most typically Dutch dishes involve nothing more than mashing together onions, potatoes, and either carrots or kale and calling it a day. The rest we stole from mostly Indonesia, China or Morocco, like the rijsttafel which is something we stole and is now no longer done in Indonesia so it's ours.

Most of the original Dutch things are delicious cookies, cakes, sweets and breads. We do have some deep fried abominations such as the nasischijf / bamischijf, which is a deepfried disk of fried rice/noodles. Our new year's eve snack of choice is the oliebol, a deepfried ball of dough usually dotted with raisins. We eat raw herring (matter of fact I just had some today), mussels and smoked eel.

goobster  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll give the Dutch the honor of mayonnaise on their french fries. They probably weren't first, but I expect the first time most people experienced this surprisingly delicious aberration, they were somewhere in the Netherlands.

veen  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dutch mayonnaise is generally sweeter than American mayo, IIRC. Especially Zaanse Mayonnaise.

Now that I think of it - there’s something worse. I love patatje oorlog, which most definitely is an acquired taste.

kleinbl00  ·  764 days ago  ·  link  ·  


kleinbl00  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude the Dutch think that white bread with butter and chocolate sprinkles is breakfast. Which, I mean, the French believe that white bread with butter and a chocolate bar on it is breakfast but still. Mad props.

veen  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My fav breakfast is Dutch whole grain bread, peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles. HashtagNoShame.

I eat bread for breakfast and for lunch. But then again, even averaged Dutch bread is great.

kleinbl00  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I once took a ferry to buy two boxes of hachelschlach.

kingmudsy  ·  765 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Rijsttafel sounds really nice, actually! Raw herring is like a cursed version of sushi, though