UPDATE: I just visited again in Jan 2015 and had the famed ‘Chicken’ wrap. The ‘chicken’ is home pressed tofu. It was superb, the nuggets were slightly crispy on the outside, the veggies, cooked to perfection, and bursts of flavour throughout. Izaba was as friendly and welcoming as he always is and I caught up on the UK news that was playing on the tv in the corner. It really felt like stepping into his living room and having a meal in his home.
The TerraZen Centre is a friendly haven right in the centre of Amsterdam but tucked down a quiet alley. I lunched there with a friend and we were very warmly greeted by Izaba, it is a family run place and been there for about 2.5 years now. The light reggae music in the background set the tone for a nice chill out and lunch. They combine organic Japanese and Caribbean ingredients, creating their own fusion style.
The seaweed & tofu salad was delicious, the tofu being the soft Japanese kind and the seaweed light and not too fishy flavoured.
The veggie curry with roti was very delicate and perfectly spiced so to add a zing but not dominate the veggies too much.
Check out their website for the menu, prices and opening times, here it is…