Just back from another trip to Dam.
That moroccan Asli(14€/g)was indeed a classic blonde hashish from that area as the menu suggests. In fact best resin I picked up in town this trip
wanted to check out that place anyway at one point so it was handy it's located next to moroccan restaurant Mozo
as I looked for a traditional moroccan dish but was refused elsewhere because of a family celebration going on so ended up here.
Even though the couscous was great apart from some so so mint tea and the place being packed I wouldn't go out of my way for returning here, bit too modern and expensive me thinks.
Anyways, Blue Sea
is under moroccan management and down-to-earth owner in his sixties recommended Caramello(10€/g)and something else from his relatively big list of moroccan hashish to me.
Nice enough smoke and the basic place itsself is ok for a quick consumption but nothing more.
got me some Sketch Block(14€/g)from Morocco. This one is that type of black resin I posted about in the beginning of this year as someone just brought it from the Rif as well(and I know what was paid there as it was top-range price segment). However, Tweede's batch was way oilier and so really hard to work with.
Strength was there but overall impression is a bit sketchy indeed.
Vicarious embarassment again as that supposedly hashish from Morocco was named Strawberry Banana(15€/g I think). Though I went for it just because it had a special smell. Very sweet and I can see why they used this lame suggestion. Definitely not tasted like those fruits though. Hashish itsself reminded me of those types of classic compressed moroccan still being very resinous if that makes sense.
This one here was obviously from foreign genetics and all in all wasn't too memorable. Nice enough smoke though.
another moroccan coffeeshop I frequent every now and then. Run down place but hey at least you can have a fresh moroccan mint tea and they use a proper size of glass for their servings here. Friendly mixed crowd of mostly local arabs and berbers and a bit of a stereotype place with excess of men but there are women going there,too. Owner recommended their light Super Pollen(7€)this time which also was nice enough.
Super Silver Haze Block was 9,5€ for a gram. Even though they have this rule of 'At least 10€ for every purchase' they only charged me for that very gram. How generous! Another supposedly light moroccan with foreign genetics. Nice enough smoke again.
Tried that gooey Kashmir Dream(20€/g)because of a bit of variation and all that and it was nice enough charas but a hell of a lot overpriced as usual. Mild uppish high and nice enough taste.
had some moroccan Critical Cream on the menu for relatively okish 10,5€ per gram considering their disgusting price policy and coffeeshops in general so this is really saying something about the availability of some of those new moroccans with foreign genetics.
Couple of years back this type could have been the Gelato from back in the day(crazy how times have changed in the last three to four years).
Especially this nice enough Critical Cream seems to be all over the place in the whole country and elsewhere(except for my neck of the woods of course) if you get my drift
taking the biscuit again this time(and many times in the past)as selling supposedly imported Gelato from the Usa for cheap 40€/g. Took a look at it and it indeed smelt different and looked promising. Not as promising as this would justify this insane price though but more like that this grass is at least looking like grass should look and smell like in opposite to many schwag grass sold at dutch coffeeshops these days for a now standard price of 15€/g and more(while still not be able to compete with it).
Wonder who's to blame here either those ruthless businessmen or customers 'cool enough' to fall for such nonsense
Kadinsky, Barney's, New Times, Siberie, Resin
(shop should be renamed at that poor selection and quality), Bluebird, Katsu
had nothing on I fancied. Just realised I didn't get any grass this trip but am sure didn't miss anything at all
Spent some time for the very first time after the closure at De Graal
which reopened as a bar about two or three months ago according to staff(didn't see many familiar faces though).
They also offer some french stuff like quiches, too.
All in all even though they changed a small bit about interior they in my humble opinion maintained the atmosphere of back in the day well, also spotted some regulars if memory serves me right.