A Kapsalon contains plenty of calories and is a dish of fries covered with döner kebab and capped with cheese. It is grilled to melt the cheese. Finished with lettuce on top with onion rings, cucumber and tomato slices and contains garlic sauce and sambal (spicy sauce).
Kapsalon also means barber shop in the Netherlands. This meal is named after the person's profession who first requested this kind of dish at his shawarma restaurant nearby. The owner of a barber shop in Rotterdam started to order this mixed meal in 2003.
Nowadays a Kapsalon is served in many Dutch shawarma restaurants and is a favorite meal of the Dutch and Belgian youth to satisfy their hunger during a night's out.
Recipe Kapsalon (single serving)
See below for the Kapsalon recipe if you want to make one at home. Use the mentioned ingredients and quantities as a guideline. If you prefer you could add or remove ingredients or change the quantities. Depending on the restaurant it will be served with cheese slices or with grated cheese, but when making your own Kapsalon at home, you should top the dish with the cheese you prefer.
- Fries (+ salt), +/- 250 grams
- Döner kebab, +/- 200 grams
- Cheese slices or grated cheese (young mature)
- Lettuce, +/- 25 grams
- Cucumber (a few slices)
- Tomato (a few slices)
- Red onion (a few rings needed)
- Garlic sauce
- Aluminum disposable container or glass oven dish
- Frying pan or airfryer
- Baking pan
- Preheat the oven at 200 degrees, hot air oven at 180 degrees
- Fry the fries golden brown and crunchy in the frying pan or air fryer and simultaneously bake the döner kebab in the baking pan till the meat is ready to eat. The goal here is to have the fries and döner kebab ready at the same time
- In the meantime prepare the other ingredients. Cut the lettuce small, cut the cucumber and tomato in slices, cut some rings of the red onion
- When the fries are ready, fill the aluminium disposable container (or glass oven dish) with the golden brown and crunchy fries. Don't forget to add salt, if you prefer salted fries
- Add the baked döner kebab on top of the fries
- Add cheese on top of the döner kebab
- Put it in the oven for a few minutes in order to melt the cheese
- When the cheese is well melted, take it out of the oven
- Put lettuce on top, add some raw onion rings, add a few cucumber and tomato slices
- Add enough garlic sauce as you prefer and a little bit of the spicey sambal sauce
Eat the fries together with the meat, vegetables and cheese in one bite and experience a true taste sensation. Enjoy your homemade kapsalon. Eet smakelijk! Or as the French are saying: Bon appétit!
Order pizza, Chinese, kebab and more online. Pay at the door or online with Paypal or creditcard. When the people in Amsterdam don't like to cook traditional Dutch meals, they're ordering food from their local restaurant via the food ordering website Thuisbezorgd.nl.
If you would like to order a popular, not traditional Dutch, nice meal ('lekkere maaltijd') you should definitely order a Kapsalon. See below for the how-to-order video from Thuisbezorgd.nl. Please come back when you've placed your online order and visit the section waiting for your meal?
Eat Like a Local in Amsterdam: eat a traditional Dutch meal in a local home. Gain insight into local culture during an authentic home-cooked meal with a Dutch host.
Go shopping with your host, then enter their home, located in a historical building in the pretty Jordaan district of Amsterdam. Hang out in the kitchen and chat as they whip up a traditional Dutch dish.
If you wish, help out with the preparation and cooking. Once the food is ready, sit down for a casual and intimate meal, where you’ll eat, converse and discover more about the local way of life.
As with almost all things in life. Good things, comes slowely. We cannot reduce your waiting time, however we could change your time perception. Let's start with some traditional Dutch meals, that you've probably missed because there's a great chance that you've chosen for a non-traditional Dutch meal (as these are not often offered via the associated members of Thuisbezorgd.nl, or in the local restaurants).
"The Dutch are a simple and pragmatic people, and this is obvious when looking at their culinary techniques. They either mash the hell out of something, boil the life out of something or deep-fry the shit out of something." Source: YouTube
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