” Restaurant Blue Pepper
The important culinary influence of Indo-Dutch cuisine is showcased at the Indonesian restaurant Blue Pepper (Nassaukade 366); there, you can sample something you won’t find all that easily outside of The Netherlands, the rijsttafel—a spread of dozens of dishes of combined Indonesian and Dutch influence stemming from the Netherlands’ 350-year colonial rule in Indonesia. The rijsttafel here includes up to 25 typical Indo-Dutch dishes, such as rendang, four types of satay, and otak-otak. And, because you share the bounty with your dinner companions, it’s a fun way to dine. But what makes Blue Pepper different from all those other kitschy Indonesian eateries is its peaceful minimalist decor, professional service, and high standard of cooking. And with its conveniently central location near the Jordaan and Leidseplein, there’s no reason not to visit. Bring your appetite, because rijsttafel doesn’t get better or more luxurious than this”