The New Season Chinese Oriental Restaurant on the Warmoesstraat at #39 offers a good meal for a good price. Spicy food is the offering here, with many Malaysian meals that are quite spicy indeed. The functional and clean interior offers tables at the window with a great view of the busy passers-by out on the street.
For a starter I had a bowl of Tom Yam Kai soup, which had a rich dark broth (beef?) and the required few lumps of chicken, sliced fresh mushrooms and chopped fresh herbs making this a delightful treat for only 2.80 euros. My friend had the Chicken Satay, which featured four skewers loaded with chicken chunks and lots of spicy peanut sauce. This was 3.50 euros.
The main courses were also spicy and delicious. Ling Hsiang Ha was a prawn dish with sweet chili sauce and oriental vegetables that was stir-fried to perfection and served with a bowl of steamed rice. Fried Noodle Chicken was our other choice, with fresh noodles stir-fried in a rich and spicy conglomeration of vegeatables and chicken chunks. The portions were nicely sized, filling us completely. The chattering waiter was very polite and quite nice, insisting that we would return many times after sampling their fine food.
All-in-all this place is a great bargain, quiet and cozy. A nice place for a relaxing meal while downtown in Amsterdam. The Warmoesstraat can be reached from the Dam Square or Central Station very easily, and is in the heart of the Red Light District of Amsterdam.
Posted by Alan (Scotland) on 2006-03-08 19:55:39 My Score: Found this place by chance. What a find.
Food was superb. Staff could'nt have been anymore helpful.I'll be going back for sure next time i'm in the dam.
Posted by Anonymous on 2005-07-20 13:54:41 My Score: this place is very very good,the owner richard is the sweetest person and the service is outstanding
Posted by Anonymous on 2005-05-07 17:50:07 My Score: Try the Teppen beef next time your there. We've been coming to this restaurant for years and it still keeps us coming back for more of all they have to offer.
Posted by Jo and Stu (scotland) on 2005-04-13 19:05:24 My Score: Love this restaurant! We have been to Amsterdam three times and always have at least one meal at the New Season. The food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. The service is excellent and waiters are always chatty and pleasant. The owner has bags of personality which adds to the experience. Ladies (and sometimes men!) are always given a beautiful rose after their meal. Brilliant!
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Posted by Anonymous on 2004-10-04 19:50:20 My Score: Richard is the best waiter ever!!
Posted by Venturi on 2003-09-17 08:32:08 My Score: i really can't fault this place, been there everytime weve been to A'dam, its a small restaurant but the food makes up for the lack of space theres so much to choose from on the menu, usually quite busy but always seems to get you a seat from sumwhere the owners a funny guy "he bats for the other side" but cant fault service plus a bonus of its not all that expensive for a good meal.