easy backpacker recipes – noodles

backpacker recipeInstant noodles, cornflakes and canned hotdogs are probably the most common easy backpacker meals you’ll spot in a hostel kitchen. Here’s a new idea. Forget about your ’just add water-noodles’. You can do better than that! Noodles are cheap, really simple to prepare and you easily turn them into a healthy meal. They’re quick as well, imagine that it will take as long as Mr. Scruff’s Fresh Noodle song to prepare them.

We substituted normal noodles for buckwheat noodles, because buckwheat is energizing, nutritious, and a good source of magnesium and fibers which makes this dish a perfect base for a night out.

Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr buckwheat noodles
2 hands full of mushrooms (shiitake or any other kind of mushrooms, shitake or any
1 tbsp olive oil
Seasalt and pepper to season Continue reading

ANTWERP HOT SPOTS

antwerp tipsNice food, yummy chocolates, great beers and a vibrant night life. What’s not to love about Antwerp? A great stop over if you’re travelling between Amsterdam and Paris! With our hot spot tips below you will get the most out of Antwerp.

WHERE TO START YOUR DAY
Get your wake up shot at Kolonel Coffee. It’s the absolute best start of your day. Whether it is recovering from a hangover or getting ready for some city exploring. Kobe is the young barista who Continue reading

easy backpacker recipe – hamburger

backpacker recipeEverybody likes burgers and off course we have the best easy backpacker recipe for you! At Amstel, we are famous for our summer Burger BBQs. It has been known to start a good party or two. Home made burgers taste so much better than the ones you buy in the supermarket, but if you’re really running out of time, you could use those as a base as well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
1/2 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1/2 eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
2 tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – lemon pie

backpacker recipe

Imagine travelling with a bunch of new friends and then you discover that one is having his birthday the next day. What’s better than a home made birthday cake? Here’s the easy backpacker recipe of a super easy water-in-the-mouth lemon cake that’s going to impress everyone and doesn’t request a lot of baking tools. Heck, who needs a birthday? Start baking already…

Ingredients
250 gr butter
500 gr all-purpose flour
4 eggs Continue reading

easy backpacker recipe – ceviche

backpackers recipeCeviche is a traditional Peruvian dish consisting of fresh fish cooked raw in lemon juice and served with sweet potato and corn. We created a million different variations, always based on local or seasonal ingredients. Here’s one of the easiest, hostel proof ceviche recipes. We used rosemary, but you can add any herbs you desire. Coriander and basil go well together as well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr. White fish filet (dorade, cod, seabrass, …), raw shrimps or a mix, in chunks
1 Zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1 Onion, chopped in rings Continue reading

TOP 10 BEST TRAVEL APPS

top 10 best travel appsTravel super light with little more than your smart phone and passport! We have collected the top 10 best travel apps for you. With the Amstel House free wifi you can start exploring these awesome apps from the moment you arrive!

Off course Google Maps, Whatsapp and Skype are already on your smart phone. As well as – probably the most handy app of them all when searching for your bunkbed in the middle of the night without waking up all the roomies… – your FLASHLIGHT. So without further ado here’s the rest … Continue reading

Berlin Mitte hot spots

Berlin-Mitte, specially  around Weinmeisterstraße & Rosenthaler Platz, is a very fashionable, hip, cool area. Ya… we could say it is hipster. There are many nice cafés, good restaurants, fun bars, local fashion designers and art galleries, besides the fact that the cute architecture, small urban parks and nice surrounding makes it a pleasure to walk around. Here some Amstel tips for the area.

By Martin Heiden

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Mein Haus am See: This place is a phenomenal. It started as a small café place and it’s now a restless 24h nice designed bar. They even have a basement club Continue reading