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Amsterdam for 4 days with my parents

Thank you so much for these recommendations! These look great.

Aug 11, 2012
thetempster in Europe

Amsterdam for 4 days with my parents

I have read through the most recent Amsterdam threads, but am hoping some fellow Chowhounds can give me some tips on places to take my not-so-adventurous parents for lunches and dinners in Amsterdam in late September? My parents are in their 60s, and are not generally keen on super modern fare, preferring fresh, uncomplicated (comfort) foods. That being said, I'd also like to take them to an Indonesian restaurant since it is something we can't get in Toronto and I'd like them to try it after I raved so much about the food after returning from a trip to Indonesia earlier this year. So an authentic Indonesian restaurant, perhaps family-run, would be great.

We will be staying near the train station, and our budget is 100 euros or thereabouts for dinner (for all three of us), and fifty euros for lunch. Picnic suggestions of good grocers to pick up supplies from would also be welcome! My parents can't walk that far (being on disability), so places nearer to public transit or easily reachable in not so tiring walking stints would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much!

Aug 10, 2012
thetempster in Europe

Paulette's in Leslieville - any info?

I echo those in the "tooth breaking camp"... I really honestly did worry that I was going to break a tooth based on how hard the chicken was. Got it fresh out of the fryer, with the hot sauce (a mild heat, just in case anyone is wondering) and some cornbread (nicely moist and crumbly, but I'm not a fan of additions to my cornbread - I think this had some peppers in it). I was super excited about the chicken until I bit into it and worried for my dental health. Really disappointing, given that I have pretty much never met a piece of fried chicken I didn't like.

The fancy doughnuts are pretty good (I like the vanilla nutmeg), but at $2.80 per doughnut, it puts it more in the once-a-month treat camp, rather than a more frequent indulgence.