Dudok

Dudok is a cafe in Holland which I am told is popular for their apple pie. People would come here to buy apple pie to take home, so had to try what it was all about!

Their main menu is in Dutch but you can ask for a copy of an English translated menu. Lucky the waiter worked out that apart from my Cousin we all did not know any Dutch at all and therefore brought out a few English menu for us.

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We started ordering drink and I went for a tea which came with a plate on top that contained the tea bag, sugar and biscuit. But where was the milk? In Holland people do not add milk to their tea. I was told people in Holland would not think to add milk to tea. Apart from Chinese tea, I would add milk to earl grey, breakfast tea etc… The tea we got a light lemon black tea which did not have a strong lemon flavour but nor did it have a strong tea taste that you get with classic tea, earl grey or breakfast tea. So it was OK to drink without milk.

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The food we of course order a slice of Dutch apple pie which Dudok was popular for in Holland. You had a choice to have with cream or no cream but it definitely taste better with cream. It made a great combination. Usually I think of apple pie as being warm but this one was cold. It has a pastry based in which inside had loads of chunky apples, covered with a crumbling top. It was not too sweet and the apple was not sour either.

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Being in Holland, I had to try some Dutch pancake. We ordered a savory bacon pancake which came with a bowl of icing sugar and a bowl of syrup.  A sweet savory pancake to me at first did not mix but without it the pancake was bland. You have to put some icing sugar and syrup on the pancake and eat it together and you get a very different experience.

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We also ordered an omellete which had some bacon, potatoes, tomatoes and courgette, This was a size of a plate, well a size of the pan they cooked it in. This was enough for two people as it also came with the choice of white or brown bread. This was nothing special, just another omellete.

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http://www.dudok.nl/

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