Indonesia claimed independence from The Netherlands in 1949, but the Dutch will never relinquish their love of the cuisine. The rijsttafel – a wide selection of small dishes served with rice – is a celebrated showcase of flavour, and Blauw rises to this challenge with gusto. A three-course set menu with paired drinks (€69.50pp) is available for ambitious appetites, but the rijsttafel menu (€33.50pp for meat or fish, €30pp for vegetarian) will satisfy most. The daging rendang (spicy beef) and sate kambing (goat satay) are particularly special. Staff explain each dish as they set them down, so the tafel won’t baffle you. All you have to do is choose the wine from a short and punchy list; you can’t go wrong. Book ahead – this place is full every night, for good reason.
Restaurant BlauwAn accomplished rijsttafel in the well-to-do Oud Zuid
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