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Fig. 2

From: Indonesian food culture mapping: a starter contribution to promote Indonesian culinary tourism

Fig. 2

a The rijsttafel. It is a Dutch word that literally translates to ‘rice table’ and is an Indonesian elaborate meal and serving ritual introduced by the Dutch during their colony in Indonesia in the early of the nineteenth century. The ritual involved many servers who passed around a large number of various dishes from rice, meats, and vegetables and served the guests. The classic style rijsttafel involved serving of up to 40 different dishes by 40 male waiters. Rijsttafel was initially a symbol of high status; therefore, it is symbolised by the abundance and variety of dishes being displayed and served. b The rijsttafel in today’s Indonesian dining style. Indonesians adopted rijsttafel as part of daily dining practice where all dishes are being served altogether on the dining table. In contemporary Indonesian cuisine, rijsttafel has been adapted into a western style or buffett style (retrieved from https://www.merdeka.com/gaya/rijsttafel-kuliner-indonesia-belanda-yang-terlupakan.html)

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