A short trip to Den Haag’s Chinatown

This morning I realized that I needed to double check that my transit card was actually working, so I decides to take a short trip to Den Haag and see if I could pick up some specialized food that the Asian market near where I live didn’t have.
This started at the train station:

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And boarded the next train to Den Haag Centraal. The trip took about 15 minutes. Arriving in Den Haag, and remembering to actually check out before leaving the station, I walked into the city. There are these Huge signs now pointing the way, like this one.

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At most major crossings, there were also smaller signposts like this one, useful if you are looking for something more specific.

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So pretty much I ended up walking straight into the city center until I got to a plaza with a fountain.

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This showed that I was pretty much in the center of the city, and only had a short way farther to get to Chinatown.

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From the plaza, this area is just a little bit further, and you can tell that you’ve arrived by the red lanterns. This area is pretty small, so it is easy to explore. I found some good bakerys on this road as well as the store that I came here for, Oriental Market.

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This store was much better laid out and had a larger selection than the one closer to where I lived. I was able to get some Japanese noodles which were not stocked, as well as some better tea.

I ran into some 5 inch steaming baskets though! I want to try them in a rice cooker to see if that would work to steam different foods.

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At the end of it all, I was only in Den Haag for about an hour and a half, not long at all.  I plan on going on a major hunt for a good rice cooker tomorrow, which will take me to Rotterdam and Den Haag.

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