Dutch-Indonesian, Confusion Cuisine?

‘Pea soup served over rice with sambal oelek? That is not ‘Indies’ cuisine! I get a similar response from people when I tell them that this “Indisch” cuisine offers its version of macaroni and cheese.  Some frown when I explain that  “Frikandel pan,”  (a meatloaf dish) and “Hussars salad” with beets are also “Indisch.” This…