Edinburgh is situated right at the coast of Scotland. The city has its own harbour and is not unknown to fresh fish and seafood. Many restaurants serve fish and seafood. And no, I don’t mean fried fish at the pubs (which is a must try in the UK anyway at least once). During my visit to Edinburgh there were two fish/seafood dishes that I loved, thatyou should definitely consider trying too.
Last weekend the Foodfestival Amsterdam took in place in the convention centre the Rai. More than 80 different foodtrucks, restaurants, and food related companies where represented. You could basically get anything ranging from a grasshopper (yes really!) to a burger, and from a fancy glass of Moët et Chandon to a good old glass of beer. I visited on Sunday, the last day of the festival (apparently some of the other days have been crazy busy!), where there was a nice and relaxing vibe. I went together with a friend and we looked around the different stalls and tried a great variety of different bites and drinks.
I love a good high tea to catch up with friends or family. I have a bit of a sweet tooth so this is definitely up my alley. But sometimes I feel that high tea’s kan be too “sugary”. After a few chocolate bites we are usually full while there is still a lot left to taste from. Some restaurants manage to balance it out a lot more with sandwiches, savoury bites, or…YOGHURT. I have been following Yoghurt Barn for quite a while on Social Media and earlier this year I finally booked for a high tea with friends at their Utrecht store. They also have locations in Amsterdam and Haarlem, and store openings are planned for The Hague and Den Bosch! Make sure to visit their website for more information on the exact locations.
A travel wish of mine was to visit Scotland. Earlier this year that dream finally came through. We considered visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh for this trip. Eventually we did both and I’m glad we did so. My favourite out of the two in the end was Edinburgh for sure, but combining them in one trip seems like a good deal to me. I’ll talk you through the pros and cons of both cities.
Some of you might know that I’m quite a foodie. I like nearly everything and will definitely try almost anything food-wise. One thing I wanted to try for a long time (but for some reason it never happened) was the Australian dessert Rocky Road. You can understand that when a friend of mine suggested to go to Drovers Dog, an Australian gourmet cafe, for dinner in Amsterdam I didn’t hesitate.
Part of travelling to me is trying local food and drinks. By the time I arrive home I often long back to the food and drinks I tasted. International food markets are a great solution to the problem of missing local food. If this sounds familiar to you, then make sure to visit the Markthal in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) when you are around.