A while ago I stumbled across a blog by an Amsterdam journalist, Patricia Jacobs, called amsterdambitestodiefor.com and it has been a goldmine of great foodie tips. I love Thai food so was very excited to read her good review about the Chiang Mai sausage at Thai Food Cafe. It was truly delicious, a pork sausage spiced with chili, lemongrass and galangal and a sweet tomato chutney on the side. It stood out as the best item on the starter platter and I will definitely be popping in there or even making a point of doing my shopping out in Amsterdam east just to savour those sossies from time to time. At €4 a portion they are very more-ish. The starter platter was €11 and included a sausage as well as chicken satay sticks and Thai meatballs. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph it before we dug in so what you see above is less than what you get!
The other dishes shown above are the Massaman curry (€6.50), sweet & sour prawns (€8.50) and beef salad (€6). They all tasted good and were excellent value. 3 of us ate ourselves full for 12 euros a person! I was there on a rainy Sunday and it was a great place to sit and chat for a couple of hours and sink a bottle of chardonnay along with tasty Thai bites. It must be even better in the summer when the terrace is open.
Thai Food Cafe is in Amsterdam East so a bit off the beaten track but if you are staying out that way then go!
Open daily from 11am until 1am and 3am on weekends!
Tel – 020 233 53 64