Submitted by nielsvm on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 03:28
Today I've been eating cheap'n'good Chinese food at a restaurant near the central train station of this beautiful town of Mechelen, togheter with a nice bunch of German KDE people. A few hours later I had to go back to the Roosendael place but outside some kind of almost-but-not-yet-a-storm was raging and everything looked cold and rainy; so I decided to go order a 'small' French Fries at a frietkot near so I had something warm for during the biketrip. And well, I got myself into a really cultural SHOCK. In the Netherlands, when you are ordering a small fries you do get as less fries as possible covered in this fat fluid called Mayonaise. But the defenition of the word 'small' has still to be invented here in Belgium (just like proper roads and clear roadsigns). To make it easier for everybody I've made this French Fries size comparison. If you wan't to go for 'small' fries here, be sure to ask for 'zeer kleine frieten' (very small frites), perhaps that saves you a calorybomb.