Coined by the Dutch to describe Indonesian cuisine, Rijsttafel literally means “rice table”, which in early days, referred to a lavish feast spread out on a table that can take hours to consume. In a manner typical to that of royal families, a dollop of rice will first be scooped onto your plate before you are served the dishes one by one.
The Rice Table does a modern take on rijsttafel by presenting dishes on a food warmer or rechaud, so you can take your time working through them. First try the milder dishes like the Sayur Lodeh (spicy vegetable stew) and Terong Kicap (eggplant in soya sance) before moving on to the more savoury ones like the Sambal Udang (prawns in chilli paste).
Offering an All-You-Can-Eat Set Lunch and a dinner buffet, The Rice Table sees throngs of Indonesian food lovers each day. Despite the crowd pressure, the service staff never disappoint with their spiffy and friendly service.