Astanga Yoga pre teacher training – week 1

A beautiful yoga studio in Prinseneiland, 26 students, and 4 teachers. It was very insightful, but also a lot to take in. We started the morning with introduction of teachers and students and a led practice. In the afternoon after an hour lunch break, we continued with in depth to the benefits of Astanga and…

Move more Eat more

This is a simple way to explain my lifestyle, I love food and love trying new work outs. I probably spend 80% of my spare time on these 2 activities, or talking about it. Funny enough at work my colleagues have been measuring their BMI and muscle/fat composition, and the result of my muscle/fat percentage…

Pendergast – smokehouse

This modern neighborhood smokehouse is a hidden gem. Originated from Kansas City, now a neighborhood smokehouse of Westerpark. True to their roots, the waitresses serve by default in English no matter where they are or the guests are from. As part of the atmosphere they are also truly friendly, it felt as if I just stepped into someone’s living room….

New King – Mandarin cuisine

Location: Zeedijk (China town) I dare to say this is probably the most famous Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam. So most of you probably know about this place, but I just have to write about it. I am a regular who takes about the same dishes every single time. Sure there are times I feel adventurous,…

Enak sekali – Balinese catering

One of the best things about my new job is the lunch! I love the concept, they invite start- up restaurants/catering to come and cook for the employees. They are all international cuisine. To be honest I was never hoping for Indonesian food at the canteen for the reason I don’t expect them to be…

Terpentijn

Location: Rokin (Centrum) It has 2 floors, basement and first floor. Depending on the mood you can go to the bar in the basement for small bites of asian street food or go upstairs for bigger bites in an atmospheric restaurant. The decor of Terpentijn is one you would like to pay attention. Compare to…

Crab House – Nhà ghẹ Phú Quốc

This was our last night in Phu Quoc and really wanted to taste the crab before going back to Amsterdam. Crab is not something I could find easily in a restaurant around the Netherlands. We also stayed quite far away from where it is, but it was absolutely worth it. The style matches exactly with…

Ô MAI – Vietnamese Cuisine

Location: Utrechtsestraat (Centrum) Ô MAI is located at Utrechtsestraat, offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine from different part of the countries. They offer mainstream menu which are always offered in Vietnamese restaurant outside Vietnam such as Gỏi Cuốn – rice wrap roll, Pho – beef noodle soup, Bánh Mi – baguettes. On top of that they also offer Hủ…

Pikoteo

Location: Houtmankade (Oud West) This type of bar/restaurant is one of the things which reminds me how lucky I am to live in Amsterdam. It’s a place where international dreams come true, creative minds come together and make it such an interesting place. The chef used to work in the area of marketing, lived around the…

Taka Ramen

Location: Stormsteeg, on top of toko Dun Yong (Centrum) It’s -3 celsius outside and -1 day to New Year’s Eve, and I was at the office with couple of colleagues. It all sounds very depressing until a brilliant idea came up, RAMEN! My office is nearby China Town in Amsterdam, and I have tried to…

Chinese Hotpot

Location: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat (near Leidseplein) Continuing the Taste of Culture post, I did go back there for their hotpot as promised. This says enough about how satisfied I was on the last visit. A restaurant which couldn’t make me stop thinking about their duck and offer something rare in Amsterdam, HOT POT! As my friend said, other…

Taste of Culture – Chinese cuisine

Location: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat (near Leidseplein) As an Amsterdammer to discover this delicious chinese restaurant nearby the most touristy area is like finding a diamond in a rough, quite improbable I would say. After all, how do you consider an authentic chinese restaurant in Europe? This place, tick most boxes. It has a modest ambience, the chinese…