Welcome to the pleasure dome! That is if you like all things smoked. Be it tofu, organic chicken, wild boar, mussels, wild Alaska Salmon or shrimps. The minute you enter Frank’s Smokehouse you are struck by the scent of smouldering hickory, a North American tree of the walnut family. This fragrance whirls from a room just behind the counter: the smokehouse where Frank – originally from Baltimore, raised in a Jewish family of delicatessen owners – creates almost all his high quality stuff. His big smoked shrimps with a bite are not to be missed if you serve fruity (citrus) white wine: a New Zealand Chardonnay or Frank’s house wine, a Viognier made by Domaine Gayda. These unsealed cooked beauties have been marinated in olive oil before they ‘went up in smoke’. They have a full and slightly salty taste. Once you get started, you’re hooked. Frank’s place comes highly recommended for lunch too. A king crab legg (200 grams) with toast and mayonnaise, a salmon cake with mango chutney, a fish soup with halibut, scallops and shrimps. It’s not your cheapest ticket to heaven, but hey, c’mon you’re worth it!
Smoked shrimps, 150 grams, €6.00
Wittenburgergracht 303, City Centre (Oostelijke Eilanden/Kadijken)
+31 (0) 20 670 07 74
Opening hours: Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm