T&C Haus ~ Taiwanese food and dessert heaven in Den Haag

Mango dessert heaven and crispy savory fried chicken? Yes please! You can find it all at T&C Haus. This time we try some Taiwanese food and desserts in Den Haag.

History 

Once upon a time there were two brothers, Chong Lau and Tony Lau. They went to Taiwan and enjoyed the delicious food in eat cafes. They liked the eat cafe style and wanted to bring it to the Netherlands. With their background as chef (Chong) and pastry chef (Tony) they joined hands and created the T&C Haus in Den Haag!

“T&C” stands for “Tony and Chong” or “Taiwanese Cafe” or “Tea and Coffee”… whatever you prefer.
“Haus”; the brothers Lau originate from Germany and this way they keep a bit of ‘home’ in the name. Also the whole family helps at T&C Haus. When you look at their logo you can see the character 台(Tai), which looks like a little house. A well thought through logo.

I also have to praise them for their interior, it just perfect and well balanced for the eye. The colors, chairs, decoration and light is just perfect. I especially love their clock!

The food

The noodles are nice and firm. The taste of the soup is quite light, but very tasty. It’s a good warm meal. The first time I tried the fried chicken, it was soooo good! Thin, soft, but a crispy layer. Nice and salty, juicy soft chicken… It’s like, wow! how do you get chicken breast this soft!? The second time I ate it, it was less wow, because it had cooled down. That’s the downside of making a foodvlog. Your food becomes cold T^T.

The desserts were really good. Not overly sweet. My favorite was matcha tiramisu. The mango cake is really an explosion of taste, as you might have seen with Lazy Penguin. Again, the dessert visuals are also a feast for the eye. So beautiful :3

Cake service

It’s also possible to order a personalized cake at T&C Haus. You can select your favorite ingredients and Tony will create a cake for you. Tony has a background in patisserie and creates the most stunning cakes for birthdays, weddings and other cake occasions. Check out their Facebook photos for the pieces of art.

Price

Our dinner was around 70 euro for 3 persons. We had 3 noodle sets, 2 side dishes, 2 desserts (+free dessert) and 4 drinks. The drinks are also very good! Of course they have Taiwanese bubble tea and the mocha frappé was really yummy.

Visit them!

T&C Haus
Herengracht 48, 2511 EJ, Den Haag
tc-haus.nl    Facebook

Sun-Tue    12:00-21:30
Wed           Closed
Thu-Sat     12:00-22:00

I Love Food

Taste

Good food just tastes good, you know. The right amount of salt, aroma of the ingredients. Delicious smell.. I like to eat salty things, savoury dishes. Sweets and desert are also nice, but I don’t need a lot of it. I prefer to try a lot of things, instead of munching down the same thing. So buffets, all-you-can-eats, dimsum and tapas are good places to try a lot of different things.

In South-Korea they have a lot of side dishes. You also have a lot of different tastes. The side dishes usually have a very strong flavour; very salty, sour or spicy. It was an explosion of strong tastes. I loved it!

Side dishes

Taiwan has very soft tastes, but just the right amount of salt and flavour. They really create wonderful dishes.

Food in taipei

Texture

I like the bite of food. When I was little I like to grind my teeth on a towel. But now I enjoy the strong bite of bread with a good crust. French baguette or Dutch bread, the best bread in the world.

I also like green vegetables with a crunchy bite. Like Tonghao (茼蒿), GaiLan (芥蓝) and other Chinese veggies. Lightly stir fry them with oyster sauce and you have a delicious and healthy dish.

Stir fry veggie

The people

I love eating, because food also connects people. Eating with more people is also “gezelliger” (more fun) than eating alone. Food makes me happy, so I like to make delicious food to share with others and also to make them happy.

I noticed I grew up with eating first, than talk. So when eating out, don’t expect a nice conversation with me during eating. I will be busy eating. After my tummy is full, I can talk 😛 Especially when sharing the food like in a Chinese restaurant, you first need to fight for your food. Then you can talk. Hmm.. so the western eating style is quite suitable for talking, since you already have your own portion and you don’t need to fight for it.

Cooking

Good food comes after cooking. I also enjoy cooking a lot. I get to be creative with ingredients and I can create something delicious afterwards. Isn’t that great? My first cooking skill I learned was stir frying food. If you know how long it will take for every ingredient to get done  and to get all the ingredients done at the same time, then you have mastered stir frying. And you need to know the right amount of salt (1/2 teaspoon). With this skill set, you can create a gazillion dishes with different ingredients.

Stir frying is just winging it: put some ingredients together and it taste good. Wouldn’t it be great if life was like this? Just do something and it turns out great!

Just stir fry your life together