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Hap Foodtruck Festival

Een paar maanden geleden was het Park Spoor Noord een nieuwe foodtruck festival rijker: Hap Foodtruck Festival. Een hele overdekte tent vol met foodtrucks met de hipste gerechten die er tegenwoordig bestaan. Vanaf vrijdag is dat festival er terug, maar dan in Schoten. Ik laat je alvast meegenieten van de Antwerpse editie van een paar maanden geleden, en wie weet zie je in Schoten? #MiniSneakPeakAlert

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De Antwerpse editie van hap was in de winter, wat een beetje aan de koude kant was, maar wel tof dat er wat gebeurde in de stad tijdens de winter.

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De hele tent was gevuld met de foodtrucks, parktafeltjes, bars en een podium met live muziek.

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Het eerste wat ik probeerde was een hamburger van Mi! “A World of Streetfood made by Belgians”. Een leuke en hippe tent met verschillende overheerlijke hamburgers. Ik probeerde de hamburger met pulled pork, iets dat ik nooit geprobeerd had maar direct fan van was! #Aanrader

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Als tweedes koos ik voor een hotdog van Copperdog, ik ken de naam daar niet meer van, al denk ik dat het de Texas was, maar het was wel een lekkere hotdog, al vond ik de worst wat te dik voor het broodje.

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Mijn overvolle maag kon er niets meer bij, maar aangezien ik nog bonnen had en opeens een superleuke foodtruck zag in vorm van een rolled cake, dacht ik dat ik het menu van dichtbij wou zien. En ja, dat had ik beter niet gedaan want de pannenkoeken op de lijst van Rolled leken gewoon zooo lekker! Dat waren ze ook! Ik naam een Warme Janus: een pannenkoek met appeltjees, caramel en speculaas crumble, JA! SPECULAAS CRUMBLE!!!! Dat laast was gewoon een openbaring voor mij! Hallelujah!

Ik vond het een geslaagde namiddag! Daarom ga ik vandaag weer terug piepen op de Schotense editie. Looking forward! Hap Foodtruck Festival begint vandaag 6 mei 2016 in Schoten, en blijft er heel het weekend. Dan gaan ze naar verschillende plaatsen in heel Vlaanderen. Zoek je favoriet op de lijst:

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Duo Taste Test: MoMade Cupcakes


Duo Taste Test MoMade Cupcakes Duo Taste Test: a concept my friend Zoë and I put together. From now on we will be tasting and testing places in Antwerp (and elsewhere) and make sure we provide you an accurate review of the place we’ve been to. Why Duo Taste Test? Because how boring can a Solo Taste Test be? It’s more fun with a friend! This concept is not so good for my diet but oh so good for my taste buds! Let’s get right into the first place we’ve tested: MoMade Cupcakes. 

Duo Taste Test: een concept die ik heb ontwikkeld met Zoë, een van mijn vriendinnen. Vanaf nu gaan we hotspotten door Antwerpen (en soms ook ergens anders) en er voor zorgen dat we jullie een leuke review kunnen voorschotelen. Waarom Duo Taste Test? Want hoe saai kan een Solo Taste Test zijn? Juist ja, het is leuker om dit onder vrienden te doen, toch? Dit concept is niet mijn dieet’s beste vriend, maar toch oh zo lekker voor mijn smaakpapilles. Het is ook het eerste cocept die ik in het Nederlands zal schrijven (of toch proberen schrijven). Laten we alvast beginnen bij: MoMade Cupcakes MoMade Cupcakes I

From the inside of the shop – binnenin de winkel

A cupcake (deuh!) store in Antwerp. This place has been in the city for ages. For some reason, I had never tried a cupcake from a cupcake store before. (SHOCK!) I made cupcakes myself, I even made cupcakes with Zoë, but I have never bought one myself.

MoMade is een cupcake shop (deuh!) in Antwerpen. Het bestaat al een tijdje maar voor de een of andere reden ben ik er nooit een cupcake komen proeven. Ik ben eigenlijk nooit in een cupcake shop geweest! (SHOCKING!) Ik heb al eens cupcakes gemaakt, zelfs met Zoë, maar nooit ben ik er gaan kopen, dus het was een eerste keer voor mij!

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So, when Zoë and I decide to start the Duo Taste Test, I was excited to test a cupcake store first! I surfed to the website of the store and made a list of all the cupcakes I wanted to try (Believe me, it was a long list) and on a beautiful sunny afternoon, after college, we walked to the MoMade Cupcakes Store.

Dus, toen Zoë en ik besloten met de Duo Taste Test te beginnen, was ik zo benieuwd naar cupcakes van een echte cupcake shop dat ik voorstelde om eerst MoMade Cupcakes uit te proberen. Ik surfte naar de website en maakte een lijst van alle cupcakes die ik wou proefen (en geloof me, het waren er veel!). En op een zonnige namiddag, gingen wij na de les even langs MoMade Cupcakes.

Food: 

You’ve got 3 options for the cupcakes: normal, medium and mini, but who even think about getting a mini cupcake??? I’m not that kind of girl, so I went straight into normal sized cupcakes (which are pretty big). Hell yeah!

Er zijn 3 opties qua maten: standaard, medium en mini, maar wie denkt er zelfs aan om een mini cupcake te eten??? Als je me kent, weet je dat ik niet that kind of girl. Ik ben gewoon onmiddelijk voor de standaard cupcakes (die overigens vrij groot zijn) gegaan, deuh!

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The first cupcake I got was the Walnut-Mocha. That thing is Tha Bomb Diggity!

De eerste cupcake was een Walnut-Mocha. Dit is gewoon Tha Bomb Diggity lekker!

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I went for seconds and got the Carrot cupcake. Tha Bomb Diggity as well!

De tweede cupcake was de Carrot cupcake. Ook Tha Bomb Diggity lekker!

Service:

The girl at the store was a friendly and helpful girl, nothing specific to say about that.

Het meisje dat in de winkel werkt was een vriendelijke en helpzame persoon, niets specifieks te verklaren. 

Interior: 

The shop is pretty small. We had a hard time getting through after some other costumers had entered the shop.

De winkel zelfs is vrij klein. Het heeft ons even gekost om de winkel te verlaten nadat er andere klanten waren binnen gekomen. 

Conclusion // More Information: 

I fell in love with the cupcakes and this cute little store. all cupcakes are sold in the store or on the website. The normal size is €2,85; medium: €2,00 and mini: €1,40.

Ik ben gewoon verliefd geworden op deze cupcakes en dit winkeltje. Alle cupcakes kunnen gekocht worden in de winkel zelf of op de website. De standaard cupcakes zijn €2,85; medium: €2,00 en mini: €1,40.

Zoë’s Review

Contact:

MoMade Cupcakes
Reyndersstraat 37
2000 Antwerpen

Tel. +32 3 233 33 23
info@momadecupcakes.be
Open: 10:00 tot 18:30 (maandag/Monday gesloten/closed)

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Djemaa El Fna 2015: Celebrating Moroccan Culture

Whether it’s a food truck festival or just a food market, I love them, because I love food. A couple of weeks ago was the last week of Park Spoor Oost in Antwerp. Park Spoor Oost used to be a rail station that wasn’t available to the people but was used for railway purposes from the port of Antwerp. It closed down years ago and that huge space was left empty. This summer they decide to organize food truck festivals, fun fairs, bars, and much more on Park Spoor Oost, and one of them was Djemaa El Fna.

Djemaa El Fna IDjemaa El Fna is the famous market place in Marrakesh, that is why the organizers decided to call the market like that because it reminded them of the food stands in Morocco. It gave it a try and here are some pictures I want to share with you.

Djemaa El Fna IIWe ate something from this place in Antwerp called Fez. I know Fez, I have been there, maybe 10 years ago, and I didn’t like it. But this time, they surprised me. The food was delicious! I had a Chicken Briwat (with powdered sugar on top) and small salads: red bell pepper salad, white cabbage salad and couscous salad, each and every salad was extremely delicious, but I’ll have to admit, my favorite was the cabbage salad. They added orange blossom water to each salad which made a delicious combo with the other ingredients. Next to the Briwat, my sister and I shared a Harira soup, delicious as well.

Djemaa El Fna IIIAt last, we went to a place to finish it all off with Moroccan mint tea.

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Djemaa El Fna IIIII loved this tray with all the ingredients you need to make Moroccan mint tea. It says: “What’s in mint tea?”

Djemaa El Fna VIThey were selling Mhajeb or stuffed Msemen. These are North African ‘pancakes’ stuffed with different kinds of stuffing.

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Djemaa El Fna VIIIConclusion: It was fun. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, as it is the first edition and not everything was in place. Maybe the weather played a roll in some stands being left empty. The food was delicious, there was definitely some animation (not enough to my taste), but as I said: I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

If you are interested in seeing more, I have uploaded a vlog on my YouTube channel:

I hope you enjoyed it, leave it in the comments down below and I’ll reply ASAP.

Until Next Time,

Love | Sarah

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Vlog 1: Salsa Bocadero, Antwerp

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Hi, guys! Welcome to my very first vlog!! Hope you enjoy this video! To recap: I went to Beauty & Glamour by Inga, which is my favorite beauty salon, and next I went to the last edition of Salsa Bocadero in Antwerp. Please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel to support my channel!

Until Next Time,

Love | Sarah K.

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Antwerp Hotspot: Chickpea Eat-Drink-Enjoy

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Last week, I had a heavy day with two exams, so I decided to have lunch with my dear friend Zoë. I found out the day before, on Instagram that there was a nice hummus place not so far from our campus, so we had lunch at that place, called: Chickpea.

Basically, it’s a cosy Mediterranean/Israeli restaurant with as a specialty: hummus, because the owner is Israeli and Israel without hummus is like Belgium without fries. No single North African soul can live without its chickpeas, so you can guess, one of my favorite dishes is Hummus. So, I tried!

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Here is a sneak peak of the menu. I chose the homemade lemonade and the Open Sesame which is hummus with tahini in the middle. You can get everything to take out or just eat in, it is very cosy in front of the window or on a little table on the street. The concept of this place is: Fresh and Organic.

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We first got some pita bread with za’atar spices in olive oil, as a dip. Very attentive! (y)

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Next to organic Mediterranean food and homemade lemonade, you can get homemade iced tea, juices and coffee. This is not a vegan nor vegetarian restaurant, but there are vegan/vegetarian options on the menu.

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Yummie! The hummus was delicious, especially with the hot sauce with coriander, that I love. You automatically get a small side dish with any hummus dish you order. The standard side dish is the Israeli salad called: the all time classic. (btw, how cute are the names?) If you think it’s not enough, there are plenty of side dishes on the menu you can get in small or big a portion.

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God Damn, you hummus! You were so good!

If you are in Antwerp and looking for a nice hummus place with a friendly service, make sure to visit Chickpea. Zoë wrote a review on her blog as well, so make sure to read it: Zoë’s post

Address: Oudaan 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Number: 0475 60 49 49
Website; Facebook

Until Next Time,

Love | Sarah K.

 

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Tartine, Antwerp

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My girls and I decide to eat lunch together for the last time before the finals. We all wanted to try this place in the city called: Maison Tartine. Their concept is: Breakfast – Brunch – Lunch but mainly ‘des tartines’ (sliced bread in French).

I am generally not a big fan of eating bread ‘solo’, I am more of a warm dishes person, and that is why I took a Tartini Veggie, which is a panini with mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, pesto, rucola, and pine nuts on two slices of whole wheat cereal bread. Let me tell ya, it was goddamn GOOD, and only €6,00!

All my friends took a ‘Tartine’ and those portions were CRAY CRAY! Two BIG slices of white or whole wheat bread filled with yummie ingredients. I tasted one of my friends ‘Tartine’ and it was extremely good. All ingredients were perfectly balanced. My next order will definitely be the ‘Tartine Maison’. 😉

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After such a meal we could not eat desert anymore so we did not try the cakes they had, which are standard: cheesecake, apple crumble and chocolate cake. But I finished it off with a chaï latte, which was in my opinion not as good as some other places I have tried, but much better than the watery Starbucks one (and cheaper, only €3,50).

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Conclusion: I would not come back for the chaï latte, but definitely for the tartines. 😉

PS: The owners of Tartine will open a new Restaurant across the street named: Gojo Ethiopian Resto-Bar. I am curious! 🙂

Zoë wrote an article as well, go check it out: Facebook, Article, WordPress, Tumblr, Instagram 

Address: Minderbroedersrui 60, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Open: 8 AM – 6 PM

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram 

Until Next Time,

Love | Sarah K.

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