A typical meal costs around €10-€15 at a cheapo restaurant.
And I wandered around for awhile looking for cheap eats. Even some supermarkets are pretty expensive and I couldn't find some of those pre-cooked meals and such...
Until yesterday. I just didn't know what to look out for...
A loaf of bread,
A big slice of French brie cheese,
A box of instant soup,
2 tins of mackerel,
1 tin of sardines,
1 pre-packed salad with pasta with half an egg and some fried chicken bits.
Total cost €10.45
Or around S$16
We ate 2 cans of fish, some bread, 1/3 of the brie, 2/3 of the instant soup, and the pre-packed salad for dinner last night.
For breakfast, we ate some of the bread, 1/3 of the brie... And drank some free coffee from the hotel. We both don't eat much breakfast.
Means there's still food to eat for another breakfast at least. For the BOTH of us.
Not a bad deal but it took a bit more time than I expected.
Ok it probably isn't really sustainable, cos locals can't be eating canned food all the time in reality. They'll have to substitute the meat for some fresh meats. But I reckon that they would know better places to buy groceries.
Anyway... It's lucky I was able to find some cheap eats in Amsterdam.
Food has been pretty expensive for what is being served. A steak and fries is €12.50, which is pretty expensive to me cos it feeds only 1 person.
Sometimes we are lucky and find a place to get dish & chips at €7.50, but we have to have it to go (aka dabao)
Somehow the Dutch love fries, they buy fries at €2 for a big cone and they walk around eating their fries. I find it kinda expensive just for fries but it seems like it's a common snack for them.
Anyway, I'm going to be flying back tomorrow and I'm glad to be going back. It's been cold and miserable and expensive in Amsterdam and I prefer my warm and free Singapore. Where food is free and j have all my nice luxuries at home.
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