In the heart of Chinatown, Amsterdam is where you will find food from all over the world! Whether it's vegan at Golden Temple, American steak, patat frites, or Turkish meats, you can find it in this tourist riddled stretch, adjacent to the Red-Light District.
We sought out a cosy atmosphere with healthy food options at a reasonable price. Eat Mode Asian Restaurant was inviting: a quiet, dimly lit narrow restaurant, with only one window two-seat table, which we were lucky to get.
The extensive menu has a selection of Asian dishes including Chinese, Japanese, Singaporean, and Thai cuisine, with many vegetarian and gluten-free options.
We ordered fishcakes to share as an entrée, which were delectably homemade, lightly shallow fried, full of flavour, and gluten-free. Highly recommended as a starter. For mains, we both ordered laksa, one chicken and the other seafood. The coconut broth was unfortunately watered down, but the tangy and spicy flavour soaked into the vegetables, seafood, and rice noodles, was the taste I was craving.
Put Eat Mode on your list if you are travelling on a budget and want somewhere quiet. The large portion meals cost between Euro 7,50 and 15,50, the waiters are friendly, the service prompt, and the venue welcoming to solo travellers.