My Amsterdam guide

Between all the preparation for my exams, I’m dreaming back to Amsterdam. Amsterdam really made a great impression on me, and I really hope that I soon will return to the city.

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What I really love about the city is the small channels, with is houseboats and small bridges. Beside that I like the medieval look of the houses and that the houses is really narrow. The history behind it is; the more money they had, the more wider house they build.

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When I was in Amsterdam I visited Museum Van Loon. The museum tells the story of the Van Loon family, which have been closely connected to the city of Amsterdam. The museum show how a prosperous family earlier have been living, and how the fashion was at that time. I must say the fashion at that time was lovely, just take a look on the pattern suit.

I also went to Eye, where you can see and try the technological developments film has undergone. 😀DSC_2166DSC_2148

Amsterdam has also great shopping opportunities. You can visit the nine streets or some more local markets, where you can find vintage items or crafts; like these handmade wood figures for painting.

I promise that I in my next post will show you, what’s in the shopping bag.
Maybe you can guess what it is? 

Now the most important part of the trip; the food. Amsterdam offers you all; from India, Chinese, to Italy, French. You can have dinner at a Michelin star restaurant, where I had a food-journey at Lastage, or small cafes.  It is a good idea to check up on the eating places in Amsterdam. Do yourself the service and see what other people recommend on sites like TripAdvisor, because some of the places are great others just tourist traps.

Some of the places I really can recommend”Ijssalon Tofanni” they have an amazing ice cream and sorbet. They even has a soy ice cream if you are lactose intolerance.

If you like Chinese/Asian food then visit  “New King”. The food is great and really reminds me of my summer vacation in Hong Kong. The only thing that I don’t think they do in China is; in Amsterdam you eat roasted onion with the rice? 😀

On my trip in Amsterdam I also visit the small place “Omelegg“. The place has the most delicious omelet, served with salad and bread. You really get a tasty meal for a fair price. I couldn’t eat mine up. I was so full that I skipped dinner and took a midnight snack when traveling home.

The only thing I missed in Amsterdam was my WiFi. Sometimes you could find places/spots with free WiFi, but then the WiFi wasn’t good.

I hope you enjoy this post, like i enjoy the trip.
Have you ever been in Amsterdam? If so, have you visit some of these places, or what can you recommend?

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Chinese Mid autumn festival – Månefestival

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Okay, jeg er sent på den, i forhold til dette indlæg.

Den. 27 september var det månefestival, så jeg er 13 dage forsent på den. Månefestivalen er en kinesisk tradition, hvor man fejrer 3 ting. Man fejrer forsamling (Gathering) af venner og familie, taksigelse (thanksgiving) for høsten og gode bekendte og beder (Praying) for en god fremtid, børn osv.

Det der kendetegner månefestivalen er selvfølgelig månekagen, som er en meget speciel kage (taler af erfaring.), som kun spises under månefestivalen.
Månekagen består af en tynd dej ala. butterdej, inden i kagen er der lotus frø pure, og en æggeblomme.
Månekagen er en lidt tung kage, men sød og interessant. Jeg kan dog godt undvære æggeblommen. Der findes mange forskellige variationer af månekagen, nogle er med ‘red bean’ fyld som er en speciel bønnefyld.


27th September was Mid autumn festival, so I’m like 13 days late out. Mid autumn festival or moonfestival is a Chinese tradition where you celebrate three concepts;
1. Gathering, such as family and friends.
2 .Thanksgiving, for the harvest or for harmonious unions.
3. Praying, such as for babies, longevity, or for a good future

The special thing about Mid autumn festival is that you eat mooncakes, which is a great but really special cake.
The mooncake is made of a thin pastry like puff pastry, inside the mooncake is there lotus seed paste and in the middle an egg yolk. A mooncake is a bit heavy, but nice and delicious cake. I find the mooncake really interesting, but I didn’t mind if there wasn’t an egg yolk. The mooncake exist in a lot of different variation, some with red bean paste, which is a paste made of some special beans.
It is possible to make the mooncake and I think that I want to try some time. If you didn’t notice, you will now. I’m obsessed with food and love If I can make it by myself and healthy.

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10 Things in september

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August is over and is time to make a status on the month. I didn’t do all the things that I wanted to do all the thing on my 10 things in august.
I didn’t do a lot of them. I had BBQ on a beautiful summer evening and I eat frozen yoghurt with my best friend. I sent a nice birthday wishes to my sister and I watched the movie Inside out. Then I also did eat a lot of donuts peaches. Ice cream and went out partying.  On the other hand I didn’t watch the tv-serie to end and I didn’t buy new jeans 😦

Here is 10 things i want to do in September:

  1. Make a treasure hunt to my dad on his birthday
  2. Celebrate the Chinese midt -autumn festival on th. 27 September
  3. Eat chines moon cake.
  4. Make my favorit cookies
  5. Spend an afternoon on my favorite cafe with the best people.
  6. Make homemade sushi
  7. Send a letter to my sister in Sweden (she has moved and the distance has never been longer)
  8. Buy a cosy Sweaters/Knitwear
  9. Spend a hole day under in my bed with hot chocolate and movies
  10. Take my car to the MOT test – it is time for my baby, to get a tjek up.

What do you have of planes in September?


August måned er over og det er tid til at gøre status over den sidste måned. Jeg fik ikke gjort alle tingene på min 10 ting i august liste. Jeg fik dog spist frozen yoghurt, grillet i det skønne sommervejr, sent søde fødselsdagshilsner til min søster og jeg fik set filme inderst inde. Jeg fik også spist en del donuts ferskner, is og var ude og feste helle natten. Derimod fik jeg ikke set tv-serien færdig og jeg er ikke ejer at et par nye jeans 😦

Her er 10 ting jeg vil lave i september:

  1. Lave en skattejagt til min far på hans fødselsdag.
  2. Fejre den kinesiske midt-efterårs festival
  3. Spise kinesisk månekage
  4. Lave min favorit småkager
  5. Tilbringe en eftermiddag på min ynglings cafe med de bedste mennesker.
  6. Lave hjemmelavede sushi
  7. Sende et brev til min søster (hun er flyttet længere op i sverige og afstanden er større end nogensinde)
  8. Køb en dejlig sweater/striktrøje
  9. Tilbringe en hel dag i sengen med kakao og film
  10. Få synet bilen – det er tid for min skat at blive tjekket.

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Xoxo Blue Ducklings

Chinese Steamed Egg Custard

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It is already two week since I left Hong Kong. Where is the time gone ? Now it is back to school but I will first keep my memories from Hong Kong alive a bit longer. When I was in Hong Kong, I tried “Steamed Egg Custard”. I have afterwards found a recipe for the dish. The orginale egg custard I triede in Hong Kong contained chinese mushrooms, but this is without because I don’t know where to find them.


Der er allerede gået to uge, siden jeg kom hjem fra Hong Kong. Hvor bliver tiden dog af ? Det er nu tilbage til skolen, men inden da vil jeg lige holde liv i mine ferieminder fra Hong Kong. Da jeg var i Hong Kong smagte jeg “Steamed Egg Custard”, jeg har efterfølgende fundet en opskrift. Den egg custard jeg prøvede i Hong Kong indeholdte svampe, men denne er uden, da jeg ikke ved hvor jeg kan skaffe dem.
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For two persons:

  • 2 eggs 
  • 6 oz water 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • Chives (Optional)
  1. In a small mixing bowl. Whisk the egg untill the egg white and yolk are totally combined with chopsticks in circling motions.
  2. Add the water and the salt and stir again in one direction.
  3. pour the egg mixture through a sieve into two small containers and cover the containers with alumium foil.
  4. Fill the steamer with water and place the containers down in the steamer. If you don’t have a steamer, you can make one right here. 
  5.  Bring the water to boil. Steam the egg curstard for 7-10 minuts. You can test by inserting a toothpick. 
  6. Add the chives. Bon Appetit 😛 

For to personer:

  • 2 æg
  • 180 ml vand
  • 1/2 tsk salt
  • Purløg (Kan undlades)
  1. Slå ægget ud i en skål og rør det sammen med spisepinde i cirkelbevægelser indtil æggehvide og blomme er blandet sammen.
  2. Tilsæt vand og salt og rør igen sammen i cirkelbevægelser.
  3. Si æggemassen ned i små portions skåle og til dæk skålene med stanniol .
  4. Hæld vand i en gryde og placere skålene i gryden på en dampeindsats og bring vandet i kog. Har du ikke en dampeindsats, kan du stadig godt lave dem Se her 
  5. Når vandet koger, skal de damp i ca. 7-10 min. Du kan evt tjekke efter med en tandstik.
  6. Drys med purløg. Bon Appetit 😛

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Xoxo Blue Ducklings