RIJSTTAFEL/ Indonesion & Dutch food tradition
The Rijsttafel or “rice table” originated with Dutch plantation owners who liked to sample selectively from Indonesian cuisine. It became a kind of tradition, and a meal reserved for special occasions. The Dutch because of their fondness for Rijsttafel, introduced it into the Netherlands. Rijsttafels, at times feature more than a 50 dishes, and are a great way to sample numerous Indonesian dishes in one meal. Today, in both Holland and Indonesia, the Rijsttafel is a real culinary pleasure.