The Rice Table
Filed in best indonesian restaurants | March 23, 2016
The Rice Table is where Indonesian a-la-carte buffet is served for lunch and dinner. This restaurant is a famous culinary destination for enjoying Indonesian food in Dutch Rijsttafel style. Sampling numerous dishes until one knows which dishes he loves most, this way of having foods was created by the Dutch who approached Indonesian food with a caution. Today, The Rice Table presents its rijsttafel to diners in its own way – small portions of many different dishes are served up on a food warmer to let diners have the foods warm as much as possible.
- The unique concept of Dutch Rijsttafel - a good way to explore Indonesian cuisine: For those who are new to Indonesian food, the Dutch Rijsttafel concept (literally means rice table) is the best chance to taste a wide variety of Indonesian fare at one single visit. A table filled with an array of meat, poultry, seafood and vegetable dishes plus sambals and sauces to be taken with rice, it is how a rice table meal is uniquely defined. The best part of this buffet style is that all the dishes are served up on the table at a time so that diners can feel that they are having a king feast.
- Affordable buffet: At S$17.88 per pax, your buffet lunch table will be filled with 14 different dishes such as Tahu Telor (tofu omelet), Sate Ayam (chicken satay) and Otak (grilled fishcake). For buffet diner, 20 dishes will make your meal at the price of S$28.49.
- Convenient location: Nestled on the second floor of International Building on Orchard Road, The Rice Table is convenient for any gatherings.
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At The Rice Table, a lot of Indonesian staples are on offer. Among them, Sate Ayam (chicken satay), Tahu Telor (tofu omelet), and Daging Rendang (spicy beef stew) are outstanding. Besides, Kangkong Belachan (spicy fried kangkong), Perkedel Jagung (potato corn fritter), Rudjak Manis (Indonesian fruit salad), and Ikan Goreng (fried fish in spicy- sweet sauce) are delicious enough to be on the good side.
Look & Feel
This small simply decorated restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. Played at the background, traditional Indonesian gamelan music brings true Indonesian vibes to the restaurant.
– At peak meal hours, it is hard to get the servers’ attention
– Desserts and drinks are not included in the paid amount for the buffet
– Reservation is highly recommended.
– Diner coming alone is only accommodated at non-peak hours.