Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Belgium - sugar overload

You'd think a city called "Brussels" would be all about the greens, sprouts, and salads. Noooope, not the case. Instead, welcome chocolate fountains, candy shops, waffle houses, and buttered fish. And beer. Awesome beer in Brussels! (Note: Go on a diet before you come to Brussels). 

If you're looking for a real, traditional waffle house go here, The Dandoy Tea Room on Rue Charles de Buls. Dandoy has been around since 1829, and if you step inside you'll see why. The front has a whole section for take-away treats and goodies, and there's always someone making waffles right behind the counter to take upstairs to the antique tea room. If you check out their website you can see a really cool timeline of their history, and other shops they've since opened throughout Brussels.

And if you're looking for some amazing fresh caught seafood, head to the Rugbyman No.2, right on the water. Super casual, super delicious. Careful though, there are two Rugyman restaurants right beside each other, No. 1, and No. 2. Apparently they used to be business partners, split up, and decided to keep the same name. You want No. 2.

Some foodie photos from the rest of my time in Brussels:
One of the MANY chocolatiers in Brussels
I don't like chocolate and this looks appetizing

Dandoy Tea Shop - Go here
"Brussels" waffle with ice cream, icing sugar and raspberries
Nom nom nom
Home made chocolate syrup? Why not.
Some interesting looking baked goods
Rows of chocolate
Seafood chowder
The best fish I have ever ordered at a restaurant...
...likely because of the creamy butter sauce.
Belgian pilsner - Maes
Belgian style omelette
Croque monsieur
That's all for Brussels.

Happy Hump Day! (Wednesday, for those less humorous than I....because you're past the mid-week hump....?)


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