Definition of rijsttafel in English:

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rijsttafel

Pronunciation: /ˈrīˌstäfəl/

noun

A meal of Southeast Asian food consisting of a selection of spiced rice dishes.
Example sentences
  • Others haltingly recalled dishes like rijsttafel, a mélange of recipes pilfered from colonial Indonesia, and uitsmijter, which is essentially eggs and ham smothered in cheese.
  • Many restaurants feature rijsttafel, the Dutch word for ‘rice table.’
  • The city's colonial past means most world cuisines are represented, from French haute cuisine to Indonesian rijsttafel.

Origin

Dutch, from rijst 'rice' + tafel 'table'.

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