This post is dedicated to one of my friends who like many before him have been introduced to the magic of Ramen and can now not live without them. They are all hooked on my favorite which is the Tonkotsu version.
Yes they are an addiction but you cant help it. This post is all about where to get proper Ramen, Gyoza in other words where to do some great asian groceries.
Ok first all there are two types of Ramen proper Japanese Ramen or the cheap student version that you prepare in 5 min without doing to much work.
Lesson on Ramen:
It is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (チャーシュー chāshū?), dried seaweed (海苔 nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from t he tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.
How to prepare: Just buy a package follow the instructions, prepare whatever meat and vegetable you want to add and once all is cooked: Add the Ramen into a soup bowl add your veggies and meat eh voila !!! 10 min and you have a full dish.
So where do I get my stuff: Dun Young
The store is located in the China Town of Amsterdam (more about Chinatown in another post) and has become my favorite because you can find all sorts of asian products without the expensive extra cost from the “special exclusive stores”. I love this place because it does not only offer food it also offers; decorative art,cooking gear, cooking lessons etc.
What can you get: They have a huge variety of Ramen the best to buy if you want to get good ones are : Nissin and Ajinomoto (even better) price is between 60-90 euro ct. All sorts of Dim Sum and frozen food. My favorite is to buy a big bag of Gyoza (around 9 euro) this has 750 g stuff it in the freezer and when you want you have an amazing treat. To give you an idea in a restaurant 4 gyoza are around 5-6 euro !!!!!
- They sell all sorts of asian licor: try out a bottle of Japanese plum wine : Umushe.
- They have a selection of : chinese,korean,thai,japanese,malaysian,surinamese foods
- Fresh Asian veggies
- Tofu of all sorts
- Asian sweets and sea weed crisps
Truth is to many to name however it is a great place to get some exotic food for a good price and have something different on the menu.
Where to go: Stormsteeg 9, 1012 BD Amsterdam