Ever since my family discovered Kiem Foei we eat there on a regular basis. No one is in the mood to cook? Kiem Foei. Craving Surinamese sandwiches? Kiem Foei. Delicious meats? You guessed it, Kiem Foei. I’ve been a vegetarian for a little over a year now and I must say I miss their sweet pork a lot. However, their vegetarian roti has become my go-to order.
It’s one of those places that doesn’t necessarily have a great interior, but the food is just so good it doesn’t matter. They serve Surinamese, Caribbean, Javanese and Chinese dishes. Kiem Foei has been in Rotterdam for over 30 years and according to locals has always stayed consistent in their amazing quality. Hopefully they’ll stay that way for another 50-something years, so I can keep enjoying a good prawn sandwich every now and then.
The Surinamese and Chinese cultures are very prominent in Rotterdam and West Kruiskade is their commercial hotspot. There are various tokos, restaurants, shops and supermarkets to be found that aren’t traditionally Dutch or Western.