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    Frites home made.
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  • Moules in my dish.
    Moules in my dish.
    by breughel
  • Chocolate - Brussels
    Chocolate - Brussels
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    Ask for the check

    by RovingWombat Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Typically in Brussels restaurants, in fact across Belgium, we discovered that our waiter never brought us the bill until we'd asked for it. You can sit around waiting all night! It's not rude - they just don't want to rush you!

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    Food presentation on a street

    by matcrazy1 Updated Dec 22, 2003

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    FOOD  PRESENTATION

    I remember wonderful, colorful and long street with restaurants on both sides with small tables outside and hundreds of people eating there. And they presented food, especially seafood and fish on street stalls in front of some restaurants. As you can see on my picture they watered fish there :-))).

    Hmm... that time I coudn't see such things in my country and my budget was... better don't ask me hehe. But I enjoyed my window - eating a lot there :-))).

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    Belgian Pralines

    by kylian74 Updated Jan 7, 2004

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    Belgian chocolates

    Everybody knows the famous chocolate is Belgian made..Thus, when you talk about it..it is absolutely the ' Belgian Pralines ' the finest of them all!

    It won't be Belgium without chocolates!
    don't miss this while you're in town.

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    Melting chocolates!

    by kylian74 Written Dec 11, 2003

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    Melting chocolates!

    This photo is a kind of promoting the belgian chocolates right opposite the statue of Manneke Pis. Their specialty is Belgian Pralines, very belgian!! and since the place is very touristy, many people loves to have a box of pralines.

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    Geufries de Liege

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 27, 2006

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    Geufries de Liege, Belgian Waffles

    After Beer and Chocoalte, you will most likely find a Belgian Waffle stand, this is the fast food of Belgium, like fries in the US and Falafel in Israel, you will find them on every street. Get one and enjoy being a Belgian for a few moments.

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    Waffle and Chocolate, Brussels, Belgium

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 26, 2013

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    Waffle and Chocolate, Brussels, Belgium
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    As u r walking thru the narrow streets of Brussels heading the famous Grand Place, the first thing showers ur nose and soul is the seductive smell of the chocolate from each and every corner of the area .... :)

    Besides brand names as Godiva etc, there r also hundreds of own made chocolate sortes to be sold in bakeries and chocolate shops, which u can freely taste as u enter one of those shops before deciding ...

    The most I like is that they have special vacuumed boxes in case u request, sothat the chocolates remain "fresh and unmelted" as u can bring them back to ur country even on long distance flights .. :)

    Also the waffle shops r a "must" for Brussels, plain, w fruits etc whetever ur taste and desires r ... Thats a heaven for chocolate lovers, enjoy ...

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    STILL HUNGRY??

    by LysDor Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    Check out my TRAVELOGUES on:
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    * Some Belgian Recipes
    * Delicious Belgian Chocolates
    * Belgian Beers (Want to know how to pronounce all beers names? Check out this FUN SITE: http://belgianstyle.com/mmguide/pronounce/speak.html

    * Belgian Trappist Beers (6) are located on my BELGIUM PAGE Travelogue

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    Waffles, fries, chocolate and beer

    by Kristina1701 Written Jul 16, 2011

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    ....and Brussels sprouts? ;-) This is what Belgium is famous for (even though, for me as a German, the best chocolate will always be Swiss chocolate). You will find heaps of both fries and waffle stalls all over the city centre, especially around Grand Place. The same is true for beer and chocolate shops.
    Also typically Belgian is a cookie called "speculatius" / "almond cookies" which in Germany is only eaten around xmas time.

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    Best fries in town?

    by Kristina1701 Written Jul 16, 2011

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    There is a fries stall near Schuman, at Place Jourdan, which is said to have the best fries in town. If you like you can take your fries and go into one of the restaurants/cafés on the square, they don't mind at all.

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    IN DE MAROLLEN PEOPLE EAT SOEP!

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 26, 2004

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    SOUP INFO.....

    IN de region 'MAROLLEN' in BRUSSELS, situated near Le Palais de Justice PEOPLE USED TO EAT LOTS OF SOEP.

    Probably because it is simple to make and not being rich (but poor) and having larger families than we have now, it is easier to make a large pan of hot soup filled with everything they could get.

    Now there is something I haven't seen before wherever I have been....

    In de HOOGSTRAAT (RUE HAUTE) IS A SOUPE-BAR.

    We entered this recently opened bar. It was white and blue. Ordered soup and got a nice white china tray with a large bowl of wonderful smelling soup......
    ASs a side dish there is bread and you can also order salads.

    The owner is New de Wolf and therefore there are wolves on everything....

    The atmosphere was fine and pleasant, de very hot soupe excellent, the bread fresh and fine: in short.....I can recommend this place to you all!

    The ADDRESS: SOEP BAR
    HOOGSTRAAT 89 RUE
    HAUTE, BRUSSELS

    OPEN; every day 10AM - 6.30PM
    CLOSED on WEDNESDAYS

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    TRADITIONAL LOCAL CUSTOM......

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 26, 2004

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    TRADITIONAL MEAL

    Wherever you enter a Restaurant and don't know what to otder, just order this and you will be happy!

    Nice mussels (from my province Zeeland in The Netherlands, tthe best!!!), with Belgian beer and "frietjes"......enjoy it!

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    Chocolate

    by solopes Updated Jan 1, 2014

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    Belgium chocolate is famous, and remarkably linked to Tourism. I think that it is impossible to approach Manneken Pis without being compelled to enter one of the many shops that rival to make the most attractive presentation. I didn't make any kind of enquiry, and I don't know the percentage of Belgians in the greedy clients, but... having such a delight by the door, who could resist?

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    Manneken Pis

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 22, 2008

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    Manneken Pis probably is the most used local symbol for souvenirs.

    Candy, dolls, Ts-hirts and many many more items are "Manneken Pis"-inized.

    It's impossible to return from Brussels without something of this famous boy.

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    Moules et frites

    by KennetRose Updated Mar 21, 2003

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    You just *have* to try the national dish of an enormous pot of mussels stewed in white wine sauce, served with chips and mayonnaise. Eating moules is not dignified, so I guess it makes a great ice-breaker!

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    CHOCOLATE MADE IN BELGIUM !! ...

    by Nice_Girl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    CHOCOLATE MADE IN BELGIUM !! Belgium produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year and has 2,130 chocolate shops in her country.

    The Belgian Chocolate Praline is not to be confused with the American praline. Pralines in Belgium are sublime chocolate confections, the highest achievement of the chocolate maker art: A beautifully sculpted chocolate shell concealing a center of filling explodes with a surprise of texture and flavor in your mouth. Many chocolatiers still make their pralines by hand. Every town and even small villages have chocolate stores with luxurious pralines.

    Planete Chocolat
    Rue du Lombard 24, 1000 Brussels
    See chocolate being set into molds on the premises. There is a two-hour demonstration , Tel: (32-2) 511-0755

    FAMOUS CHOCOLATE STORES :

    Corne Toison D'Or 53 Rue Marche aux Poulet, 1000 Brussels
    Tel:(322) 512-2360
    Chocolat Manon 9-A Chaussee de Louvain, 1210 Brussels
    Tel:(322) 217-6409
    Galler Grand Place, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 502-0266.
    Godiva Grand Place 22, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 511-2537
    Leonidas Rue au Beurre 34, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 512-8737
    La Maison du Chocolat 67 Rue Marche-aux-Herbes, 1000 Brussels
    Tel:(322) 513-7892
    Marcolini Place du Grand Sablon 39, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 514-1206
    Neuhaus Gallerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 512-6359
    Wittamer Place du Grand Sablon 12, 1000 Brussels.
    Tel:(322) 512-3742

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