Definition of rijsttafel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪstˌtɑːf(ə)l/


[mass noun]
A meal of SE Asian food consisting of a selection of spiced rice dishes: you will discover Indonesian specialities, including rijsttafel, at many restaurants
More 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.


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

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