Most Dutch people still take a packed lunch to work, typically consisting of a sandwich with brown bread and cheese
(known as a bruine boterham met kaas
) and half a pint of buttermilk
, with a piece of fruit. Dutch office workers often eat a similar meal in their office canteens. Alternatively,
they may go for a broodje bal
(a meatball on a soft white bun), a sausage roll, a tosti
(usually a toasted sandwich with ham and cheese ), a broodje kroket (a deep fried meat ragout croquette on a soft bun), soup or a salad, with a buttered roll and a boiled egg.