The Netherlands, which is a country on the European continent, is indeed synonymous with windmills and its national flower, the tulip. In Indonesia, the Netherlands is a familiar country because it once colonized Indonesia.
There is also some Indonesian culinary heritage which is Dutch heritage, you know. No wonder Dutch food is very popular. Like some of the snacks below that are also a must-try, let’s take a look!
Having the name sausage rolls, this delicious snack doesn’t use sausage, you know. The filling is made of ground beef mixed with nutmeg and black pepper. Formed small like a sausage and then wrapped with pastry.
Saucijzenbroodjes is easy to find at various street stands, bakeries, and even train stations, you know. Apart from being a snack, this food is also often consumed as an appetizer.
Since 1830, croquettes were often used as a side dish but are now the most popular snack in the Netherlands. Croquettes are made from a mixture of meat, seafood, cheese, and various sauces that have been chilled first.
After that, it is shaped into a long ball, wrapped in breadcrumbs, and fried. Croquettes are also now easy to find in Indonesia.
This snack as well as street food is made from the main ingredient in the form of fish, you know. The fish only need to be cleaned, wrapped in batter, and then fried until browned.
Kibbeling is often consumed with a variety of sauces, such as garlic sauce, remoulade, or whiskey sauce. Most Dutch people also enjoy kibbeling with french fries and salad.
Oliebal or also known as the oily ball is a snack that is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Made from a dough of flour, eggs, yeast, baking powder, and milk which is then fried until cooked.
Oliebal is enjoyed with a sprinkling of powdered sugar as a sweetener. During Christmas and New Year, this snack becomes the most popular food enjoyed by all ages, you know.
Pancakes, which are a popular snack, are made from a mixture of buckwheat flour and yeast. Called poffertjes because this pancake batter is cooked in a pan called poffertjespan.
Poffertjes are often served with melted butter, powdered sugar, or whipped cream. This snack is widely sold on street stands in the Netherlands at Christmas.
Made from beef, flour, butter, eggs, and other spices. Bitterballen wrapped in breadcrumbs and deep-fried until cooked. This one snack is easy to find in various bruin cafes or a kind of popular bar in the Netherlands. Bitterballen is usually consumed with french fries and mustard, you know.
Those are some delicious Dutch snacks that must be tasted when visiting. Curious, doesn’t it taste the same?