Dutch Foods To Try

Hi guys! This video is all about Dutch food. Really delicious Dutch food. So if you’re already hungry watching this video
I apologize for what I’m about to show. First up are poffertjes. These are teeny tiny little pancakes
that are fluffy and spongy. Another name for them could be heaven because,
honestly, that’s how good these things are. They’re usually made with a mixture
of buckwheat and other flours with yeast, which makes them really fluffy,
and because of their small, unique little shape they’re made in a pan called –
what else? – a poffertjespan. It has teeny tiny little indentations
that makes the world’s cutest pancakes. They’re usually made fresh-to-order
and watching them being flipped over super, super fast I personally found kind of hypnotic. I couldn’t look away. And you can get them with all sorts of toppings. We went in for chocolate sauce with powdered sugar
because I figured you can’t go wrong with that. Generally you buy these a dozen at a time
but I feel like the sky’s the limit on these things. They go down so easily that you could
put away a dozen and barely even notice. Even talking about these things, you guys,
I am really starting to salivate. They’re insanely good and you have to
try them if you’re in The Netherlands. Now we’ve arrived at the part of the video
where I talk about a bunch of things that are deep fried. Dutch people love snacks that are deep fried,
especially frikandels. This is one of the most popular snacks
you’ll find in The Netherlands and it’s basically a skinless sausage that’s deep fried. What that means is that
it’s basically a minced meat hot dog and it’s popular to eat it with a mix of mayonnaise,
curry ketchup, and chopped onion. For me personally, the sauces were the best part
because I’m a sauce person and sometimes food is just a vehicle for sauce. Who else is a sauce person? Leave a comment down below
if you know what I’m talking about. Next up in the deep fried parade
is a snack called a kaassouffle. This is melted cheese inside a doughy thin wrap
that’s breaded and then deep fried. Cheese is very important in The Netherlands
and this snack is a good example. It’s usually made with Gouda cheese. You can eat it with sauces or on its own and,
other than the poffertjes, I have to say this was my favourite Dutch snack food. I mean what we’re basically talking about here
is deep fried cheese so this thing sells itself and does what it says on the box: warm, cheesy carbs. Ten out of ten. Next up is the kroket. This is typically a cylindrical shape with a meat filling. It’s also sometimes filled with potatoes,
cheese, fish, or vegetables and, as you may have guessed, it is also deep fried. Krokets have long been an economical way
of using leftover meat stew and roasts, which are then mixed with gravy,
rolled into logs, breaded, and fried. But the snack really took off during World War II
when they became mass produced as a cheap food. It’s crispy and crunchy on the outside
and super soft and smooth on the inside. The joke with krokets is that part of the fun
is in trying to decide what they’re filled with – and I’m gonna say on this one:
you might not want to overthink it. One of the foods that you’ll notice
all over The Netherlands is stroopwaffel and literally translated this means syrup waffle
and that’s exactly what it is. It consists of two thin layers of dough
with a caramel-like syrup in the middle. They’re made by putting balls of dough
into a heated waffle iron and pressing them to get that uniform,
round, lovely shape and then after that waffle’s been baked,
and while it’s still warm, it’s split into thin layered halves. Then they add the warm filling which is made
from syrup, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon and it’s spread between the two waffles halves
which glues them together. Stroopwaffel originated in the city of Gouda,
which of course we also have to thank for the cheese. Next up is not so much a specific food
as a type of food: Surinamese and Javanese. Suriname and Indonesia were colonized by the Dutch and it’s widely offered throughout The Netherlands and I was really excited to try it
because I’ve never had this food before. I wanted to try a bunch of different things
so my dish had a sample of chicken, potato, hard boiled egg, noodles with peanut sauce,
rice, vegetables, and a folded crêpe or naan-like piece of bread. For dessert, we ordered a deep fried banana
that came with peanut butter sauce. I also tried a Surinamese soda called Cherry Bouquet
and it said on the can it was a sparkling lemonade. It was extremely sweet
and that means a lot coming from me because I honestly have a huge sweet tooth. But, to me, the soda tasted more like melted
bubblegum ice cream that I used to love as a kid. I don’t feel like I can make a video
about Dutch foods without mentioning fries even though they are not Dutch, they are Belgian. I actually did a whole video about Belgian foods
which I will link up here if you haven’t seen it yet. They’re from Belgium but they’re also very,
very popular in The Netherlands so I feel like I have to mention them here. And also somehow fries just taste better
when they’re served in a cone. I don’t know what it is but they just do. And my new favourite way to eat fries
is with truffle mayonnaise. I cannot get enough of that stuff. I hope that you guys enjoyed
seeing all of these delicious Dutch foods. Let’s do a little poll: leave a comment
down below and tell me what, if you could only eat one of the things in this video,
what would it be? I am very hungry after talking about all this food
so I need to go and get something to eat. But I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, give it a thumbs up and
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and I’ll see you in my next one. Bye!

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