When I mentioned I was going to Holland, and asked for tips from anyone who wanted to share, one of my friends came back to me with the suggestion that I should keep an eye out for Indonesian food. The rijsttafel, or rice table, is a uniquely Dutch way of eating Indonesian dishes, so obviously something to look out for.
We found a small Chinese-and-Indonesian restaurant, De Grote Muur, in the town of Leersum. Since they offered a vegetarian rijsttafel, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
The main dishes included a couple of different sets of stir-fried vegetables, an omlette dish with sweet-and-sour sauce, and banana fritters (which I encouraged Andy to eat). It was a lot of food, but delicious, and we managed to work our way through it all.
Neither Andy or I were particularly fond of the lychees we've had in the past, so we were wondering if we'd really manage to finish our dessert, but these ones were surprisingly nice. I think they must have been fresh rather than tinned.
I've always loved the style of meal where you get several dishes to share, and the rijsttafel was no exception. I'm surprised the concept hasn't reached England yet.