Episode 16: Indonesisch Restaurant

In the Netherlands, Indonesian Rijsttafel are widely known by the Dutch, it means ‘Sharing the table’. After Indonesia’s Independence in 1949, more than three hundred thousand Indonesian immigrant and Indonesian Dutch of mixed origin came to the Netherland, started a new life in the cold country from tropical paradise, they tried to re-adjust their own culture, and they  brought Indonesian cuisine with them, introduced this cuisine into Dutch culture in Europe.

Over half a century has gone by, since the separation between fatherland and motherland, nasi goreng, gado-gado, kerupuk, sambal, tempeh, kecap and sate are quite familiar in the Dutch society, it is already part of Dutch cuisine. This is one of the positive thing of colonialism for me.

As today’s generation, when I was in Holland and seeing pieces of my country in The Netherlands makes me feel like home and I love Holland. One factor why I put Holland as one of my favorite country in the world, because I don’t feel foreign in a foreign soil.

Have a look my Indonesian restaurant compilation I have captured in the Netherlands,


Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Bunga Mawar’ – Amsterdam

Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Aneka Rasa’ – Amsterdam

Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Garuda’ – Eindhoven

Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Terang’ – Utrecht

Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Baby Snack’ – Utrecht

Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Gembira’ – Maastrich

Indonesisch Restaurant, ‘Gadjah Mas’ – Maastricht

Toko Centraal :: jual bahan-bahan masakan Indonesi

Updated picture:

Don’t you feel excited when you see your own country cuisine when you are abroad?? Or, Indonesian.. how do you feel when you see Indonesian restaurant during your trips overseas, though the taste might be different from the original ones back home. I’d be happy to hear your opinions

15 Responses to “Episode 16: Indonesisch Restaurant

  • 🙂 yup benerrrr….. (terimakasih untuk menjadi detail 🙂

  • 🙂 Glad you like it, Terimakasih…

  • Suzian
    8 years ago

    Saya suka baca blognya, penuh informasi tapi enak dibaca, Selamat mbak, menang kompetisi blog.

  • gambar ke-7 kayaknya salah nama deh, itu GADJAH MAS hehehe ;=)

  • so sad I wasn’t in Jakarta when you’re here… 🙂
    some of Malaysian and Indonesian food are similar, like rendang… because west sumatra people migrated to negri sembilan long time agooo….

    thanks god, Indonesian diaspora is in a big amount in The Netherlands.. it makes us feels at home when we’re there, yes to be honest i felt so exicted with some indonesian restaurant when I was far away from home… …

    oh man, how could i forgot about that.. yes, they dont serve teh botol , unfortunately….!!!


  • ada di tilburg, namanya restorant melati.. tapi si rutger yg beliin.. kita take away makan dirumah… dari dia gue tau, ada jenis makanan indonesia bernama serundeng.. sumpah,baru kemaren gue tau apa itu serundeng…

  • Hi Maria, thanks for commenting 🙂
    I’ve just updated the picture above you can see more Indonesian fast food : http://myunspokenminds.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/gorengan.jpg

    Broojes means bread, here they eat rendang with bread like eating burger, I guess..

  • i was in jakarta just a few weeks back and i must agree that indo food is really delicious. even thinking about it now makes me drool~~

    you must be excited when you see those indonesian restaurants when you are there. well, at least i do when i see a Malaysian restaurant during my trip overseas. somewhere you could relate yourself to and reminiscent the times when you had the exact same food back home.

    i wonder if they have ‘teh botol’ too 😛

  • yosuakristianto
    8 years ago

    trus u makan d resto yang mana ra?

  • I love this compilation of Indonesian restaurants that you have captured in The Netherlands. Speaking as someone who has only lived in Asia, I find European architecture is so regal. I especially like the “corner” look of the Indonesian fast food restaurant on the fifth photo.. though I did ask myself, “Is there such thing as Indonesian fast food? Are Indonesians known for eating and running? I thought Indonesians take their time during a meal.” Again, I just ruminate.

    Great shots. =)

  • hahaha.. iyahhh… authentic rumah makan padang entar… sate padang, ayam pop, semur jengkol boleh nggak yahh??? ta’ kerjain tuh meneerr… biar kaget kok wcnya jadi bau tak sedap dan nafas jadi bau naga… hahaha , ntar Jengkinya dikasi judul ‘UFO fruit from West Sumatra’ 😛

  • Haha..keren..boleh juga tuh dibuat Rumah Makan Padang…:).
    Jadi yan pertama disana..hihi..

  • haha, iya yah?? sayang banget… nggak pa-pa.. mati satu tumbuh seribu… entar kalau gue tinggal disana.. gue mau bikin rumah makan Padang ahhh, menu special sate Padang… gue belum liat sate padang selama di Belanda….

  • Indonesich Restaurant yg di Eindhoven (Garoeda) itu sebenarnya dah tutup… gak tau sejak kapan. Tapi yg pasti semenjak gw disana udah tutup hahaha… Gak tau kenapa masih ada plangnya disitu

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