Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bagels & Beans, Amsterdam

I had whole wheat bagel with tuscany (cream cheese), sundried tomatoes, black tapenade, pine nuts and basil.
Everything was good, especially the tomatoes were awesome!
It's the way I like -slightly chewy and natural sweetness.

Check out the website -Bagels & Beans for more info as they have a few franchises.

Bread baking class -e5 Bakehouse

I got to know about e5 Bakehouse through a list of bakeries provided by a friend when she got to know I was going to Europe.
Browsing the webpage and found out about the baking class, I got interested in their bread baking class. I registered for it after considering that I had a loose plan and could fit it in.

 I went for a Thursday class which was the second I arrived in London.
Finding it was quite easy as the bakehouse is just right beneath the railway.
So you could feel and hear the train passing in the building. ;)

 I left hostel earlier to this bakehouse, so I was the first to arrive for the class.

 All ingredients, weighting scale, apron and scrapper were prepared for us.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday breakfast

French sourdough from Ben's Independent Grocer (The BIG Group) and Organic Adriatic Fig Spread from Whole Foods Market. My breakfast.

Bakkerij Paul Annee, Amsterdam

This is one of the bakeries recommended by some websites and travel guide books.

That basement the cat looking on is the place where they do baking.
And unfortunately they encountered with plumbing leakage there that day.
Lucky thing was the plumber came to the rescue not long after I dined in.

Their adorable cat. :)

The assorted bread and pastry on display.

I bought the gluten free cake for next day breakfast. :)

Bellamystraat 8
1053 BL Amsterdam, Netherlands
tel: +31 20 618 3113

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat: 09:00 - 17:00

Friday, October 17, 2014

Vegabond, Amsterdam

It was my first day in Amsterdam, so I chose to walk around the city along canals to see what's on.
I walked along this street and I found a few interesting shops including Vegabond.

It's a small cafe + retail shop that specialise in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free (and some organic) food.

It was still too early for lunch, so I decided to walk around the area first.

So I came back to this shop for light lunch.
I had tempeh (fermented soybeans) cold wrap for €5.
It was good but really light meal, I still have space for other food later. ;)

Leliegracht 16
1015 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tue - Sat: 11:00 - 19:00
Sun: 12:00 - 17:00

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pure Markt, Amstelpark

I'm glad to be there in time for the Pure Markt on one Sunday last month.
This is a Sunday market which they change location every now and then (do follow their schedule on their webpage). It features mostly local produce and most of them are food stalls, with some handmade stuffs, natural ingredient beauty products, etc.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Screaming Beans, Amsterdam

Watch out for the loudspeaker!

Friendly staffs waiting to serve you.

I ordered single origin brewed with V60.
The barista will bring the coffee to you and brew in front of you.

The coffee was a little too light when it's still hot.
But when the temperature dropped, the flavour started to be more significant.

Hartenstraat 12, 1016 CB Amsterdam.

8am-5pm daily.