I would be an abominable Jamaican. Despite growing up next to a coffee shop, weed makes me scream at non-existing men in trees and despite always giving it my all, I can’t dance the way the Jamaican girls can. I always blow my cover. But I do so love reggae. I don’t care that all the backpackers in Thailand do too, I love it. And I love spicy Jamaican food.
Amsterdam, whilst full of the herb and full of great Surinamese restaurants (as fellow Spotter Gisela can confirm) doesn’t have enough Jamaican restaurants as far as I’m concerned. Thank Jah then for Rose and her saltfish fritters, goat curry and ackee & cheese vol-au-vents. Rose hails from Jamaica and London and her cozy Planet in Amsterdam-West has been my number one destination on lazy summer nights, when everyone sits outside on bright plastic seats, dub beats pumping through the open windows, and on winter evenings when I need a little sunshine.
Planet Rose | Restaurants (Jamaican) | Jerk chicken € 16.50
Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47 | +31206129838
Tue – Sun 17:00 – 23:00