The reason I preferred to eat in the main dining room while on cruise was the portion size of the food served. The portions were just right, neither too little nor too much. My hubby and sisters-in-law are of the same opinion.
One of the most memorable entrées that I chose was the Pork Belly Crackling with Red Cabbage and Potatoes.
The meat of the pork was ‘melt in your mouth’ tender and the sauce was tasty. The red cabbage added a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish. The boiled potatoes completed the dish. The one thing that was disappointing though was that the pork skin was not crispy as one would expect from a crackling pork. The skin was hard! I attempted a bite and stopped for fear of breaking a tooth. Whoever prepared the crackling could learn a tip or two from the lechon (roast whole pig) makers from the Philippines. The skin should be yummy and crispy. However, since the meat was good, the dish was not ruined. It’s still one of my favorite dishes on board ms Amsterdam.