December 18, 2014
Some of you might not know what Stroopwafel is. If that’s the case, today we’re not only going to show you what Stroopwafel is all about, but we’ll also show you the best stroopwafel in Amsterdam.
How do we know it’s the best? I’m not too sure, really. We researched it, though, and I think Soo Zee was told that we had to go here by someone as well. Either way, if it’s not the Best Stroopwafel in Amsterdam, it has to be at least tied for first, because I’m not sure how much better you can get than this. It’s unfathomably lovely.
Also, the market in which we shot this video really blew me away. We walked through the crowd and saw giant stalls of fresh produce. Butchers with choice cuts of meat. Fresh fish everywhere. Cheeses galore. I just wanted to rip up my passport and say “SCREW THIS I’M LIVING HERE.” I don’t know if markets like this are common where you’re from, but Korea doesn’t have anything like this. There are markets with produce, sure, but not with the kind of diversity I saw here. We bought so much fresh stuff and made some absolutely lovely meals at our AirBNB that we just could never imagine making in Korea. Oh man. I miss the food in Amsterdam dearly.
As for this video, right off the bat, let me just say that this is the best FAPFAP we did while in Europe. You might disagree, though. I was really happy with our Viking Bar in Sweden video, as well as our Pub Crawl in Cologne video, but this one has a special place in my heart.
For starters, that damn kid and his balloon! Sure, it has nothing to do with the food, but this kid loved making his balloon squeak, and loved using his mouth to amplify the sound, and it was almost impossible for us to film our talking part without his input. We waited. We saw him walk away and thought we were safe, and as soon as we started talking again he was all SHABLOW I’M BACK SUCKAS and started tooting again. It was too funny for us to be upset.
Also, the fact that Leigh caught me buying an extra Stroopwafel on camera made me laugh heartily. I actually didn’t think that the camera was on at the time. I thought Leigh was just relaxing with the camera, so I was just hamming it up for my own amusement (I often do things for my own amusement). To see that it actually got on camera pleased me to no end.
And, lastly, let’s admit it. We got some sexy shots of the caramel oozing, and of the guy opening the lid and seeing the puff of the stroopwafel. Oh yeah man. This was some great food porn. I’m watering now as I’m writing this. I’m just writing about it and I’m salivating. AHHHHH.
So that’s it for this week’s FAPFAP. Now you, get thee to Amsterdam and eat these stroopwafels! If not, you can at least watch some extra scenes from the day, for more fun Stroopwafelliness :D