January 7, 2004
We tried the Rijsttafel, or the "rice table," which is a sampling of the many flavors and textures of Indonesian cuisine. It can be shared by two or more people. Once your table has been set with low food warmers, all your dishes (could be between 17 and 35) arrive at one time.
Among the customary dishes and ingredients of a rijsttafel are loempia (classic Chinese-style egg rolls); satay, or sateh (small kebabs of pork, grilled and served with a spicy peanut sauce); perkedel (meatballs); gado-gado (vegetables in peanut sauce); daging smoor (beef in soy sauce); babi ketjap (pork in soy sauce); kroepoek (crunchy, puffy shrimp toast); serundeng (fried coconut); roedjak manis (fruit in sweet sauce); and pisang goreng (fried banana).
We loved the food and service was very good too.
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