Pancakes on the Canal

Wouldn't you be this happy pre-pancake?

We were pedal boating along the Oudegracht canal in Utrecht on Saturday (more on this in a future blog post) when we ran into some friends who sitting at one of the cafés on the water-level sidewalk by the canal (a feature unique to Utrecht).

They happened to be at the very place we were planning to go for lunch after finishing our canal bike tour – De Oude Muntkelder Pannenkoekenrestaurant.

Apple and cheese pancake - my favourite flavour.

It’s my favourite pancake place in Utrecht. Aside from the beautiful setting – you eat your pancakes immediately next to the canal, with the sun’s rays filtering through the trees overhead – the pancakes are scrumptious.

You can order the “traditional” flavours of Dutch pancakes, either sweet (sugar, syrup, jam, apples, raisins, bananas, peaches, cherries) or savoury (bacon, ham, cheese, onions, mushrooms).

But they also have their so-called “international pancakes” which are loaded with various toppings themed according to different countries (e.g. the Greek pancake has lamb, Greek salad, and pine nuts on top!).

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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