It’s that time of the year again that we prepare to eat, eat and eat some more! Plenty of recipes from the Dutch-Indonesian kitchen to make a special feast meal like the Rijsttafel.
The Dutch-Indonesian Rijsttafel (pronounced: riced-tah-fell), a Dutch word that literally translates to “rice table”, is an elaborate meal of many dishes in small portions (can be up to 35). The rijsttafel originated with Dutch colonials in the former Dutch East-Indies (Indonesia). On special occasions or home dinner parties the Dutch served and sampled selectively from the local Indonesian cuisine from different areas. All dishes are unique and prepared in several different ways, accompanied by rice as the main staple. It became a kind of tradition, and the Dutch introduced it into the Netherlands. Today, in both Holland and Indonesia, the Rijsttafel is a real culinary feast.
Have you ever tried it? What are your experiences? What is your favorite Indofood dish for the holidays?