or rijs·ta·fel

[ rahys-tah-fuh l ]
/ ˈraɪsˌtɑ fəl /


an Indonesian meal consisting of rice served with a large array of small dishes of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and condiments.

Origin of rijsttafel

1885–90; < Dutch, equivalent to rijst rice + tafel table
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British Dictionary definitions for rijsttafel


/ (ˈraɪsˌtɑːfəl) /


an Indonesian food consisting of a selection of rice dishes to which are added small pieces of a variety of other foods, such as meat, fish, fruit, pickles, and curry

Word Origin for rijsttafel

from Dutch rijst rice + tafel table
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