Nam Kee is one of Amsterdam's best-known Chinese restaurants. A few years ago Kees van Beijnum's book, 'De Oesters van Nam Kee' (Nam Kee's oysters) was published.
In November 2004 a book about Nam Kee and the kitchens' secrets saw daylight. "De Oesters En
Andere Gerechten" does not only tells you how to cook chinese and where to get the ingredients,
it also reveals some of the history of the Chinese in Amsterdam
In December, 2001, scenes from the book that take place at restaurant Nam Kee were shot on location.
Though Nam Kee's Oysters does not deal with the Zeedijk (the historic Amsterdam street on which Nam Kee is located), and the restaurant does not feature as prominently as the title may suggest, the book is a good read. And then there's the movie, which featured...
...Katja Schuurman in the leading role!!!
But more about Nam Kee.
Work hard and keep smiling... but Lau seems to have eaten something spicey.
Many tourists know how to find their way to Nam Kee. The food is excellent; the taste and quality has not changed over the years, and is highly rated in Ien's Amsterdam restaurant guide.
Chicken in Black Bean sauce
Tip: Order the white rice separately.