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‘The first stop is pancakes!’ TEXT: XANDRA BOERSMA | PHOTOS: PANCAKES AMSTERDAM
Who does not love pancakes? Surely everybody adores them. They may not typically be the first dish that comes to mind when going out for lunch or dinner, but at Pancakes Amsterdam they certainly are. Here, pancakes are a hip, hot and happening kind of food. There are two places where you can enjoy the creations of Pancakes Amsterdam: in the cosy Berenstraat, part of the ‘9 Straatjes’ or near Amsterdam’s central station. That first one will celebrate its tenth anniversary next year. “It’s going
to be a party year,” owner Nicolette Bosschieter says. “Hopefully even more so, if we can open a third establishment as well next year.” That only shows how successful this modern pancake restaurant is. No wonder, because their pancakes are something else. “We’ve experimented with the recipe a lot. All our pancakes are made out of a pan, because that tastes best,” Nicolette explains. “The flour gets grinded especially for us, a combination of white and whole wheat flour. The meat, eggs and milk we use are organic and the rest are local, seasonal products.”
There is something not so local about the menu though: foreign pancakes. “Every month we have another pancake specialty from around the world such as caramel crepes or Russian blinis - even pancakes from Ghana and Japan. Our American Pancake month was such a success; those now have a regular place on the menu.” No wonder guests keep coming back here. As they say: “The first stop is pancakes!” www.pancakes.amsterdam
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