Fodor's Expert Review Tempo Doeloe
For decades, this has been a popular and authentic (albeit somewhat cramped) place to indulge in the locally renowned smorgasbord of small plates known as the Indonesian rijsttafel, available in three options (vegetarian, small, and large). Otherwise, opt for one of three set menus or order à la carte. Expect such dishes as gado gado, vegetables in a spicy peanut sauce; ajam bali, chicken in a sweet soy sauce with red peppers and tomato; and gadon dari sapi, beef seasoned with coconut and coriander, along with many other variously spiced main dishes. Stay alert when the waitstaff point out the spiciness of the dishes, which range from mild to knock-your-socks-off. It can get packed here, so it's best to book for a weeknight.
Amsterdam, North Holland 1017 VJ, Netherlands
- Indonesian rijsttafel
- Bustling atmosphere
- Sometimes surly service