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Umami by Han Amsterdam: for Asian fusion dishes from Michelin chef Han Ji

21 November 2017
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Umami by Han Amsterdam is now also in amsterdam

The latest Asian asset in Amsterdam is the special Umami by Han Amsterdam on the Overtoom. Owner Han Ji may be familiar to you from the Michelin restaurant HanThing Cuisine in The Hague. Or of the other Umami restaurants that you find in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht and even in Beijing. Three of these restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand. That is promising!

We probably don’t have to explain where the name Umami by Han comes from. Umami is of course the fifth basic flavour next to sweet, sour, etc. and is widely used in Asia. Umami can also be described as ‘savory’ or ‘boullion-like’. Think of ingredients like seaweed, soy sauce and mushrooms. Han is of course the famous Michelin chef ;-)

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at Umami by Han you order special dishes that stay with you

All right, the menu! At Umami by Han Amsterdam you can go for Asian fusion dishes with a special touch. You can for instance order sauerkraut with saffron, but also smoothed shark fillet… Yep, really! But also crunchy soft-shell crab, chicken meatball and scallops, red beet with Chinese streaky bacon, salmon with posted rice and haricots verts with piccalilly. Special, right? But nice!

Nice: with each dish on the menu you can see which wine fits well. And all the dishes you can share, we love shared-dining!

No time to dine extensively at Umami by Han Amsterdam? Then go for the 40 minute lunch or an Asian afternoon tea with friends.

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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