The thing about food porn – I guess about porn in general – is that once you’ve spotted it, you can’t get it out of your head. And that’s exactly what happened when I saw some spicy shrimp on the FB-page of the Westergasterras: big mama’s laying on lettuce, cucumber and red onion, served on a toasted bun. I had visited this bar and restaurant almost a decade ago and was never tempted to return, although it’s almost in front of my house. The food didn’t impress me much by then. But lately my friends have been talking about the good food they had there. I bet this has something to do with the cook that rules the place since a couple of years: Thomas Bert. The moment I saw the shrimp on FB I knew what I had to do. I practically ran to the place and screamed for the spicy shrimp bun. The shrimp were even bigger than on screen and damn tasty: juicy and delightfully spicy. Made to match with the Surinamese style red onion and cucumber. Food porn in action? Hell, yeah!
Spicy shrimp bun, one, €7.00
Klönneplein 4-6, West (Westerpark)
+31 (0) 20 684 84 96
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-1am, Friday 11am-3am, Saturday 10am-3am, Sunday 10am-1am (daily: kitchen 10am-10pm)