When it comes to food, Amsterdam is a city that has much to offer. There are about 2,000 restaurants, ready to offer you mouthwatering dishes from Asian to European menu selections.
If you want to go to place where locals eat, then Humphrey’s is the answer. This Netherlands chain restaurant offers a three-course menu at a fixed price. On the menu are eight appetizers from Beef Carpaccio to Light Creamy Lobster Soup, eight entrees from mixed grill of beef steak to salmon fillet and eight desserts from bread pudding to homemade ice cream. Its also serves many
different beers. The restaurant area is fairly large but divided into three rooms so it still provides an air of intimacy.
Located in Chinatown, New King is a Mandarin cuisine venue that is quite busy and very popular with locals and tourist alike. Many Oriental people enjoy dinner here. As with most restaurants in Chinatown, the place is small and during dinner hours when it gets very busy you might have to share your table with strangers. Try the Sui Kiau (shrimp wonton) noodle soup and the combination of roasted crunchy pork and honey-roasted sweet pork, duck fried rice and Mihoen a la Singapore.
Your visit to Amsterdam cannot be complete without trying “Hollandse Nieuwe”, also known as “Zoute Haring” or “Salty Herring”. This is found not at restaurants but seafood stalls. It is sold as raw, salted, slimy herring fish either eaten on its own or with some onions and bread. This is one of the famous snacks in Amsterdam.Try the herring plain with no onions: The onions are only needed for less tasty herring to disguise the lack of taste, according to the owner of this stall.