Where to eat: Budapest | Best(ies) Lunch

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Recently I visited the lovely city Budapest, Hungary with my best friend. A while ago, I posted this post, where I came with the idea to try out new restaurants and write about it. Of course, we did that in Budapest too!

4bro downtown

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The first restaurant where we ate is called 4bro downtown, after looking it up on the internet I discovered it is actually a night club too. Our hostel was across of a little street where this place was. Actually, the whole street was full of cute places like this!

We both ordered the club sandwich, we just came out of the plane and were really hungry. It was really good, the sandwich was quite big and filled with vegetables, egg, and chicken. Very tasty! The sandwich came with these tasty potato fries, whom also was really good.  The price for the sandwich was alright, but the rest of the food was quite expensive for Budapest I think.

The ambiance at 4bro downtown was also great, the only disadvantage was that the music was really loud. We just couldn’t hear each other talking, what was quite annoying. But we had a great lunch!

0.75 bar & bistro

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In the evening we had dinner at this place called 0.75 bar & bistro, where they mostly served tapas and wine. The restaurant was on the square where the beautiful St Stefanus Basilica was.

We both didn’t order tapas, I went for the goulash soup and Gaby ordered a salad. My goulash was really nice, I loved it! Also, I had this really tasty drink, elderflower lemonade, it was so good! Afterwards, we had some cocktails, Gaby had a mojito and I had a watermelon cocktail. I really enjoyed this dinner.

The restaurant was nice, they had good food and drinks. Also the staff was alright, something went wrong with our order but eventually they fixed it!

Trattoria Gozsdu

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Our last dinner we ate at an Italian restaurant, in the same cute street as the 4bro downtown.

The restaurant was really nice, and they had this beautiful quote on the wall saying: “If life hands you lemons, make limoncello”. That’s the spirit!

Gaby ordered this lovely pasta, and I went for the pizza. And it was so good! They also had a wide choice of wines, I ordered a Hugo and got a really nice looking glass with lemon and mint leaves.

I really liked this restaurant. The food, staff, and ambiance were amazing!

Actually, I like all the places where we ate! The only disadvantage of eating in Budapest, what I also experienced when I was visiting Prague last year, is that they include the service cost in the bill. They add 20% of the bill to it. Mostly it isn’t a lot, but I find it quite annoying that they push me to pay a service cost and that I can’t choose for myself if I want to give them a tip or not. But that’s all :). It was funny though, Gaby and I calculated the bill of the last restaurant and came to the conclusion that we had the exact amount of Hungarian money left to pay it in cash, and then there was the extra service cost. Oh well.

We had a great time and some love dinners. If you’re in doubt to visit Budapest, it is totally worth it!

Have a lovely day! xx

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Foodstock Festival 2017| FOOD

Near the end of May (I know it’s really long ago), there was this foodtruck festival in my city, named Foodstock Festival. My friends and I went there, had lots of tasty food and chill in the sun. It was a really sunny day, and we had a great time! I filmed some and made a little “vlog” out of it to show the ambiance.

And a few photo’s of the food of course! You had to pay everything with special coins, those were quite expensive for what you get eventually. But oh well. I know of myself that I’m easily hungry again, so I had already a bit at home haha. I ended up eating mostly sweet desserts and coconut water. The ones in Asia are way better, but at least it was a coconut. I don’t know actually what was going on in my mind, but I decided to buy a glitter unicorn tattoo (that doesn’t even look like a unicorn) with my last coin…

Drink met je billen bloot melk uit een kokosnooooot❤🌞 @gabyoosterhuis @eviedefouw

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It was a fun day. I had a great time with my friends and lots of delicious food to choose from. I would recommend everyone going to a food festival if there is one near you! Especially if you love food as much as me, it’s a dream come true!

Have a nice day everyone, thank you for visiting! xxx

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SRPRS ME: Budapest | Travel Diary

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It’s been a while but here it is, the SRPRS.ME TRAVEL DIARY. A while ago my best friend Gaby and I decided to do a srprsme trip again. SRPRS.ME is a Dutch travel agency where you can book surprise trips. We chose for the four day broke trip. We also did one last year, read that here.

So last week it was finally time to reveal our destination. We had to be at the airport at 6.30 AM on Sunday. It was so early, but totally worth it. I already had the feeling we would go to Budapest, and I was really happy that I was right haha

It was only a one and a half hour flight, so we had a full first day in Budapest. After finding our hostel we went for a late lunch. We both a club sandwich and it was so good. After lunch we just wandered around a bit through the Pest side of the city. We saw already lots of beautiful buildings. What a beautiful city! We ended up having dinner close to the big basilica, where we also had some tasty cocktails.

It was a beautiful sunny day again and we decided to go to the famous thermal bath house.  It was a really big yellow building, with lots of warm and cold thermal baths and also some saunas. It was fun to see and a great experience, but it wasn’t really my thing. After the baths, we visited the Heroes Square and a market. We did some shopping and in the evening we went to the biggest ruin club/pub in Budapest.

Our last full day in Budapest we went to the Buda side. It has hills, with a lot of beautiful building on top of the hills, and you have an amazing view on the Parlement and over the rest of the city. We wandered around there, it was amazing.

For dinner we ate at a fancy Italian restaurant. Really nice.

That was already our last day, the next day we flew back home. I had a great time in Budapest. It is a fun city and there is a lot to explore. I am really happy that srprs.me sent us there! The flight and accommodation were also really good, we had a great hostel and it was in the middle of the city.

Thank you so much for visiting, and I wish you all a lovely day xx

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Where to eat: Streetfood Eindhoven |Best(ies) Lunch

Hi guys!

Recently I came up with this new idea. My bestfriend Gaby (follow her 🙂 ) and I try to have a date every week, and most of the times we go for lunch. As we want to try something new every time, we decided to write about it and share it with you guys! (Also, mostly all the spots are in the Netherlands. But when we go abroad we’ll definitely share that too!)

This week we ate at Streetfood Eindhoven in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The place is really small, but in summer and spring when the weather is good, they have a nice terrace. Streetfood Eindhoven is in the center of the city, where all the shopping stores are at the Catherinaplein.

The ambiance is great and the staff was really nice. I really liked it there and it also looked really nice.

On the menu, they have loads of drinks, special sandwiches and their main product: the streetbox.  You can put together the streetbox just as you want. Choose the shape of your fries, salt, sauce and snack. They also sell milkshakes and ‘special’ milkshakes as a Unicorn Milkshake.

Gaby ordered a home made ice green tea with a sandwich with carpaccio (her favorite sandwich, she is probably going to order it everywhere and see where you can get the best). I ordered a unicorn milkshake and a street box with curly fries, seasoned salt, ketchup and a kroket.

The food was really good and I liked how they served it. So cute! And the milkshake was so tasty and it looked adorable. It was really big and together with the delicious street box a bit heavy, but I loved it. Gaby her food was also great.

I really recommend going here if you ever get the chance. It’s an amazing place and they serve such delicious and original food, in a special way. I loved it! It is definitely one of my favorite places.

We will try to do this more often, every week if possible. I really enjoyed it and loved sharing my opinion about it with you! Have a lovely day! xxx

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Birthday in Hanoi | Travel Diary

Sunday March 19th I flew from Bangkok, Thailand to Hanoi, Vietnam.

My flight was quite nice, but I was really tired so I slept almost the whole flight. When I arrived at the airport in Hanoi I had to wait over 2 hours to get my visa. They don’t really care about who is in line first here.

Around 8 pm Josie and I arrived at the hotel. Hanoi welcomed us with some rain. Our hotel room was nice, we had a 3 person bedroom that we shared with Cat, with whom I also stayed in Bangkok. After that we met the rest of our group and the group leader and we went for some drinks in a fancy hotel. I also got some street food with the other leader, because I didn’t have dinner yet. 

After the drinks we went to this backpackers hostel where we had a little party and also a random pub crawl. I still don’t know how we got there but it was lots of fun. And at 12 it was my birthday! It was a great night.

Monday March 20th

It is my birthday! So weird to be in a foreign country with strangers, but gladly the group is really fun. 
In the morning we went for a walk in the city. I didn’t think it could be possible but Hanoi is definitely crazier than Bangkok. But I really like the ambiance and how alive the city is. It’s great. We went to the temple of literature, very interesting.

After that we went for a Vietnamese lunch and I got this delicous noodle soup. And unexpectedly also this beautiful cake from my group. So sweet!

We also went to the puppet theater, it was fun to see but all in Vietnamese so you couldn’t really understand what was going on. 

 In my free time I did my nails, glitter gel nails. I bought a fake fjallraven backpack because my other one gave up on life and I went for some drinks at Legend beer where you had this great view over the big crazy and crowded roundabout. 

My birthday was lots of fun. I still can’t believe I’m 19 right now, but it was definitely one of the most special birthdays I ever had!

I will try to upload some posts about the other days as soon as possible. This one is already a week too late because my Internet was too bad, the pictures didn’t wanted to be uploaded, so annoying. Hope to post something soon! 

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!!

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Cakes & Shakes | A day in my life

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Well a better title to describe yesterday may be: cakes, tea, burgers, fries and shakes but that is a bit long haha. Yesterday I went shopping in Maastricht, this time with my parents and sister. We visited the Christmas Market, sadly Santa wasn’t there anymore. But I found a Nutcracker ornament for in the tree! I already posted something about the Christmas Market in Maastricht, read that here. 🙂

We found two very cute places where we ate. The first one was a cute little place where they had the most amazing cupcakes and cakes. It was called Taart. The place was so cute, it looked old, like you were visiting your grandparents. I finally had my little tea party (without a tea gown, but that’s okay). They also served the tea and cakes on this beautiful vintage looking crockery. The cakes also looked and tasted amazing! For sure a go to when you are in Maastricht 🙂

In the evening we dined at Patty ‘n Bun, a place where you can eat amazing burgers, fries and shakes. I also posted this picture on instagram:

Ohmy😱😍 🍦🍨🍫🍩#foodporn

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The food was sooooo good! It tasted amazing, and it also looked amazing. I had these guacamole fries, so jummy! As a dessert my dad and I shared this Freak Shake, with a donut on top. Also delicious. This place is also definitely a go to!

You can conclude that almost my whole day was eating, well it kinda was haha. But I also shopped a bit and did some sight seeing, but it was so crowded because there was sale everywhere. However, I had a really fun day with my family 🙂

Thank you for visiting, have a nice day! (wow one of the last days of 2016, that’s crazy)

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All I want for Christmas is… FOOD!

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Tonight it’s finally Christmas Eve! I’m so excited. This whole week I was in a Christmas mood and in a baking Christmassy food mood. And now that Christmas is only one day away, I thought it was time to share it!

On Monday I decided to bake some Christmas tree cookies. I didn’t have tree mold, so I printed a drawing of a Christmas tree and placed that on the dough. Worked very good for me! My sister helped me decorate them. I think they turned out very cute, and most important: very delicious!

Wednesday I cooked a pre-Christmas dinner for my parents, my sister and me. We decided to celebrate Christmas already with the four of us, as we don’t have time on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Second Christmas day because of working a lot and going to both family sides.. (I don’t know why, but we have a Second Christmas day in the Netherlands. We also have a Second Easter day….)

For the amuse I made a cheese crul filled with ricotta and herbs. For the entree I made carpaccio made out of tomato, but it was more a caprese salad. For the main course I made chicken filled with pesto and mozerella with pomme duchesse made out of sweet potato, French beans and a piece of dragon fruit.

For desert I made tiramisu. So yummy! The egg-white was left so I made merengue out of it.

I really enjoyed the dinner, we had a lot of fun. It was a good start of Christmas 🙂

This year I decided that I really wanted to make a gingerbread house. I found this DIY package at the Flying Tiger, it’s a Danisch store. I really like how it turned out, but ohmygod it was so horrible to put it together! My glace didn’t want to dry and when I finally thought I got the pieces together, everthing fell and one piece broke 😦 . Maybe I used the wrong product to stick them together, I don’t know, but I was glad when I finally got it. It’s a sin to eat it!

Well that was all the Chrismas food I made this week, I’m really looking forward to the Chrismas dinners that are waiting for me haha 🙂

Hope you liked it, have a nice day and a Merry Christmas! Have fun with your family and enjoy the delicous food!

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Date night: Pizza & Glow | A day in my life

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This weekend my boyfriend and I went on a date. We ate dinner at Happy Italy, an Italian fast food restaurant in the Netherlands. It’s always so crowded there and we had to wait 40 minutes (!!!) in line to go in. But it was delicious.

Our pizzas: Pizza Salami and Pizza Prosciutto. And our dessert: Pizza fragola. It’s a pizza with mascerpone and strawberries. It’s delicious! They also have a pizza Nutella. Still want to try that one!

After dinner we walked Glow. Glow is an evenement where art made out of light is exposed all over the city where I live. It’s every year and every year is different. There were two routes you could walk, we chose for the science route because there were more ‘spectacular’ things.

The piece that I liked the most was the lightning that made music ( You can see it on the left below).

We had a really fun night! I really enjoyed it 🙂

Thank you so much for reading!

xx

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My favorite sandwiches & how to make them

In the Netherlands it is a habit to eat bread with something like peanut butter or cheese on it as lunch. But I am more a fan of sandwiches. I’ve got a few that I really like and often make, so I’m going to share them with you!

Sandwich Brie & Arugula

What you need (for 1 sandwich)

  • 2 pieces of bread (white or brown, what you prefer)
  • Brie
  • Arugula
  • Honey
  • Sandwich toaster / pan to bake it in

It’s very simple. You put some arugula on the bread, on top of that as much brie as you like and on top of that you put some honey to sweeten it a bit. Than you put the other piece of bread on top of that all and you put it in the sandwich toaster. When the bread is crunchy the sandwich is ready!

Sandwich Tomato & Mozerella 

What you need (for 1 sandwich)

  • Bread with Italian specie
  • Tomato
  • Mozerella
  • Pesto
  • Slice of chicken
  • Toaster of an oven

On the bread you put some Pesto, a slice of chicken and a tomato with Mozerella on top. Then you put the the sandwich in the toaster and there you have a Mozerella and tomato sandwich!

Sandwich Salmon & Cream cheese

What you need (for 1 sandwich)

  • Bread
  • Salmon
  • Lettuce
  • Cream cheese
  • Mustard-dill sauce

On the bread you smear some cream cheese, on top of that some lettuce, salmon and sauce. Very simple but delicious sandwich!

Old school sandwich Grilled Cheese

What you need (for 1 sandwich)

  • 2 pieces of bread
  • Cheese (emmentaler or gouda)
  • Ham
  • Sandwich toaster / pan to bake it in
  • (Optional) Tomato ketchup

You lay the cheese on the bread and on top of the cheese you put a slice of ham. The cheese that is falling out of the bread, you can wrap around the ham. Then you put the other slice of bread on top of everything and put it in the sandwich toaster. When the bread is crunchy and the cheese is melted, your sandwich is ready! Enjoy!

Sandwich Goat Cheese

I have some different ways of making this sandwich. The first one is the simple Goat Cheese sandwich: bread, lettuce, goat cheese and honey. The second one is more comprehensive (Google translate says it’s the word that I was searching for so okay), I will describe that one below.

What you need (for 1 sandwich)

  • Bread/sandwich, I like a dark one with some seeds.
  • Lettuce (any kind)
  • Bacon
  • Goat Cheese
  • Honey
  • Some nuts or seeds

Okay so on the picture above, you see the simple version. But it’s is almost the same, the only difference is that you have to put more things on the second sandwich. Oh and I like to warm up my bacon en goat cheese in the oven before I put it on my bread.


Here is the better version of my goat cheese sandwich! Very delicious with a latte machiatto.

I hope you have some inspiration for sandwiches now!

Thankyou so much for reading!