On the 15th of Janaury, Jakob’s birthday, we went to the Amsterdam restaurant “Sea Palace” to re-discover our chopstick eating skills. Everything worked out nicely and they even served our favorite dishes from China: Chicken pieces with nuts and vegetables in a spicy sauce and of course roast duck with rice.
The contrast between the average Chinese restaurant in China and the Sea Palace is huge ! Sea Palace is extremely decorated on the inside to make it look “Chinese”. Only, restaurants in China that we visited certainly looked a lot more basic than that – usually with little more decoration than tables and chairs.
Having filled our stomachs at the Sea Palace we continued to proeflokaal Wynand Focking to a reading by Herb van Drongelen on his 6-year adventure mentioned here.
Very inspiring and a good way to finish the birthday.
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