After walking around the streets of Amsterdam (including a quick walk-through the famous red light district), it was dinner time and we went straight to Manneken Pis for some Dutch fries.
The tour guide recommended this place to us, saying that it was the number one Dutch fries shop in Amsterdam. (Having had some at Vlaamse Frites last night, I was intrigued to see how these famous ones would pair up.)
We arrived at the Maanekens Pis shop and indeed there was a line-up (or should I say queue) forming already. At the front of their shop, there was a sign proclaiming “Verse Vlaamse Frites Voted No. 1 Holland Fries”.
My friend Chris commented on my photo of the Dutch fries from yesterday saying that I should try the curry topping as that’s what the locals get. Since we were a party of six people, we ordered two large servings of the famous Dutch fries with a mayonnaise topping on one serving and a curry topping on the other.
I filmed a quick video of the process in which the staff member rounded up the fries and squeezed the toppings onto the large cones:
It cost 4,95€ for the large size and each topping was an extra 0,50€.
Wow, their large size was indeed large!! Too bad in the shuffle of time that I didn’t get to take a single full-length photo with these gigantic fries. If I were to hold them up to my head, it’d be bigger than my face!
We started munching on the fries immediately. We used our hands (the plastic forks only proved useful afterwards when we were nearing the tip of the cone).
The curry topping wasn’t a typical yellow curry as I expected but a red curry sauce that was slightly sweet. It was a rich flavour and different from the creamy mayonnaise topping.
The creamy mayonnaise topping seemed the more popular topping and accepted by everyone. I wish there were even more of the mayonnaise in here actually to provide coverage for the fries at the bottom of the cone.
I thought that both toppings tasted good but the mayonnaise would be more of a topping I’d crave.
By the time we were done eating, a large line-up had formed. Good thing we came early! 😀
The fries were good! However, perhaps it was my first time having Dutch fries yesterday at Vlaamse Frites, I thought theirs tasted better; both the fries themselves and the topping.
Have you been to Maanekens Pis before to try their Dutch fries? Leave your comments below. 🙂