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Another significant cuisine to be found in Amsterdam is that of another former Dutch colony: Suriname. Its food is heavily influenced by its history; during its time as a colony, Suriname was settled by various peoples from all over the Dutch empire, and its cuisine bears the hallmarks of food from Indonesia, the Caribbean, India and China. Kam Yin, a no-frills but popular restaurant in the Red Light District, leans more towards the Chinese elements of Surinamese food, serving a variety of noodle dishes, it also serves the originally South Asian roti, and is well-known for its broodje pom, a sandwich of chicken and root vegetables.

By Patrick Ball