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Taste the new menu at Taiko Amsterdam: 12 courses with Red King Crab

27 September 2017

Chef Schilo chose Red King Crab as the new ingredient of the year

Restaurant Taiko Amsterdam celebrates its anniversary with a new ingredient of the year ánd a new menu that fully features this special product. This year will be all about the Red King Crab, something that foodies like me will get very enthusiastic about. To select the best crabs, Chef Schilo traveled from Coevorden to Hammerfest, located North of Norway. There he went on a fishing boat where a experienced ‘Deadliest Catch’ moments.

The result of this adventure can now be tasted in a 12 course menu that costs € 115,- and can be ordered until September 18 2018. For this Red King Crab menu, crabs are flown in from Hammerfest to Amsterdam and kept in tanks at fish shop Jan van As until they are daily brought to the Conservatorium Hotel. The Red King Crab that you’ll get served at Taiko Amsterdam is very fresh. And did you know that such a crab can weigh over ten kilos and can have a span of two meters?

Red King Crab menu x Taiko Amsterdam

We were fortunate to celebrate the birthday of Taiko Amsterdam with this ingredient of the year and to taste this delicious (trust us, it is!) menu. Below is a photo impression of the new menu that is recommended if you have something special to celebrate and feel like having a extensive dinner. Our favourite dishes? The cappuccino with king crab, peanut and young coconut, the iced king crab curry and the surf ‘n turf with calf cheek and BBQ king crab legs.

Taiko Amsterdam

Taiko Amsterdam

Taiko Amsterdam

Taiko Amsterdam gyoza

Taiko Amsterdam nigiri

Taiko Amsterdam

King Crab curry

Taiko Amsterdam King Crab nigiri

Taiko Amsterdam King Crab surf & turf

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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Taiko Amsterdam

Van Baerlestraat 27

Amsterdam (Amsterdam Old South)

Anne de Buck