Rijsttafel not an adaptation of Nasi Padang

When you Google ‘rijsttafel’ you will see from the top results that the rijsttafel is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the hidang presentation of nasi Padang, an Indonesian dining ritual from the region of West Sumatra.  It’s time to debunk this newly created myth. When it comes to the history of Indo-Dutch culinary traditions there are no…