Sunday, August 21, 2016

Koemans (The Hague, The Netherlands)

Frederik Hendriklaan 182, 2582 BK, The Hague, The Netherlands

Koemans is an old school Dutch snackbar that has been updated several times in accommodation and food selection. It serves various cold and warm sandwiches as well as fries and a broad range of more or less Dutch snacks (including shawarma). It caters mainly to the neighborhood, mostly shopkeepers and workers.

I am ordering a medium-size French Fries (€2.65) with Mayonaisse (+€0.50). The fries are decently crispy but get saggy quickly, while the mayo is the typical sweet Dutch sort, which I don’t particularly like. I also get a Veal Croquette (Kalfskroket) (€1.70) on a soft white bun (+€0.65), which is quite delicious with mustard. Finally, I get a Berenhap (€2.55) with Chilisaus (+€0.65). The Berenhap (literally Bear-Bite) is a meatball, cut in slices with in between onion. It’s not very exciting and the Asian-style chili sauce is not the best mix.

VERDICT: 80/100
Very good selection, not remarkable quality

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