Monday, May 30, 2011

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Satellite Sports Cafe (eat-all-you-can spare ribs)

If you've been to Amsterdam, i'm sure you did notice the abundant signs of eat-all-you-can spare ribs around.  Did you find it very inviting?  Were you one of those innocent tourists who after a long day of walking around and sightseeing, all you wanted to do is to stop somewhere rest those legs and feet and fill up your stomach with food up to your neck?  Though Europe is not the best place to commit gluttony without damaging your pockets, but there are exceptions. Amsterdam, which still amaze me until now, offers you a good deal for your every euros.  (It might sound a very good advertisement...thank you...but this is not an advertorial or sponsored post *wink*)

It's not that spare ribs is the national dish of the Netherlands but there's something with these ribs that draw big crowds.  And i've tried a few of these "eat-till-you-drop" spare ribs, and some were disappointing but one did stood out...

This was introduced by a friend of mine, who shares the same passion for food! (Thanks Rei!)

A small bucket of fries (or baked potato), and the well-seasoned RIIIIIIIIBBBBSSS!  They do give huge portion (check out another half slab underneath!)  And you can choose between garlic or bbq sauce on the side (both were very good) :) You can change sauces if you manage to have several rounds (You'll be very disappointed in me, so far, i haven't ordered my 2nd plate..ever).  A friend of mine did but i wouldn't mentioned her name (you know who you are :D)...but take note that you only get half slab for every succeeding rounds.

What made these ribs stood out?  They were full of taste!  You don't even need the sauce for it so you can use somewhere else maybe as your fries dip or salad dressing.  I've been here several times and I never failed not to lick my fingers and the bones, of course!

And the best thing is, it's less than 10 euros!  Fabulous, huh?

To those Filipinos and maybe Singaporeans who had been to Europe would share the same sentiments as me when it comes to drinks.  Coming from the other side of the world that's used to refillable iced tea or bottomless coke or huge size of drinks, i was shocked when i got a glass and super EXTRA small bottle of coke for 3 euros during my visit here in Europe.  Yes, the itsy-bitsy bottles that got extinct in the Philippines when my favorite drink was still milk and I don't think i've seen it in Singapore as well.  Anyways, this place begs to differ.  It might not be bottomless but you get this HUGE glass (yes, they do exists!) for less than 5 euros.  And it can last until your next round of meat-chugging.

Since it's a sports cafe, don't expect a serene environment.  Whether it's soccer or ice hockey, expect the place to be full!  We were a few minutes early before the game we were lucky to secure a seat.

Try it out when you're around the area!  It's in one corner of Leidseplein in Amsterdam.  A big banner of eat all you can spare ribs is displayed in front of the restaurant and it's difficult to miss.

Ok, HT wife needs to shed off those calories i've accumulated these past few weeks.  Stay tune for another Utrecht eating scene and soon...Prague!  Ta ta! 


  1. Make sure that you visit the restaurant Marie Teresie in Prague. The food is awesome plus the only people who smile in Prague are employed there!

  2. hahaha I will take note of it Rosa! Thanks:) And i need to review your pics too! Need to get some good tips. *wink*

  3. wooo.. those ribs looked awesome! I still remembered the days when Cafe Cartel was THE place to go for ribs.. haha

  4. @Daniel -> What's your favorite ribs place now in SG? :)

  5. Loraine: haha, sadly, i haven had a good one for the longest time! Thinking of trying Tony Roma's soon! =)

  6. @Daniel -> I always love Tony Roma's ribs! Check out their website, sometimes you can get discounts :D

  7. your photo just made me crave for ribs =p~

  8. @stargirl -> grab some in Singapore. Btw, where do you go for ribs?

  9. been here a few times absolutely amazing, although the manager waiter does peck head a bit