"Nasi Goreng – My Dutch father taught me how to make this dish from his birthplace in Indonesia"

Nasi Goreng – My Dutch-Indonesian mother taught me how to make this dish from her birthplace in Indonesia.

When I lived in Holland several years ago, I often indulged in this spicy rice dish. This recipe, from an old newspaper cutting, is the most authentic I have found, and closely matches the wonderful taste sensation I experienced in Holland. More unusual ingredients, such as shrimp paste (also known variously as belacan, balachan, blachan and trassi) can be found in Asian speciality food stores. I must warn you that dried shrimp paste smells rather awful, but the taste in the finished dish…

Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)

Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)- a Dutch East Indie spice trade result and a damn good one at that.

The Dutch Table: Hete Bliksem (Dutch Mashed potatoes with apple and salt pork)

Discover Holland's best kept secret: its food! The Dutch Table is the most extensive online resource for traditional Dutch food recipes.

OMG - havent had this in a long time - Mom makes the best!  Dutch food - Hutspot (mashed potatoes with onions and carrots)

TESTED - Really unique, definitely a nice change from boring old mashed potatoes.Hutspot w/a sausage 2 pounds potatoes 2 pounds carrots 1 pound onions 1 tbsp real butter + extra for mash 1 tsp curry powder 2 vegetable bouillon cubes water salt

Rendang, Indonesia  - "World's Most Delicious Food" according to CNN  Beef is slowly simmered with coconut milk and a mixture of lemongrass, galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilies, then left to stew for a few hours to create this dish of tender, flavorful bovine goodness.  The Indonesian dish is often served at ceremonial occasions and to honored guests. It's not only delicious but also comes with a simple recipe.

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5. Pad thai, Thailand   Here's a food Thai people can't live without.   Similar to Bulgogi (see #22), pad Thai is packed with nutrients stirred into one glorious fried-noodle dish.  The secret's in the sauce -- tamarind paste. If anyone ever creates a Hall of Food Fame, that should be first on the list.  ****Not sure

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Hutspot met klapstuk (mash of potatoes & carrots with braised beef from the Netherlands)

In love with this website ! The Dutch Table: Hutspot met klapstuk (Dutch carrot mashed potatoes with braised beef)

Pasteitje met ragout (Dutch Puff pastry with chicken and mushroom gravy) - The Dutch Table

The Dutch Table: Pasteitje met ragout (Dutch Puff pastry with chicken and mushroom gravy)