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Closest place for Rijsttafel ???

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hargau May 21, 2013 08:25 AM

Is there any local place serving Rijsttafel that is worthwhile??
If not what is the closest?? nyc??

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: hargau May 21, 2013 08:35 AM

    Andover Inn was the last place I know locally that served it, and they stopped doing that years ago.

    Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan has a place that does rijsttafel called Bali Nusa Indah, but I've never been.

    DC or Ottawa, maybe?

    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      Allstonian RE: MC Slim JB May 21, 2013 08:36 AM

      Or possibly NYC, per this thread from January 2012:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829686

      Definitely nowhere in the greater Boston area.

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        pinehurst RE: MC Slim JB May 21, 2013 09:25 AM

        You're right, when Henry Broekhoff left. Good gravy, I miss that.

        Bentara in New Haven? They're Malaysian, but have some Dutch/Indonesian items. Don't know if they do Rijsttafel occasionally?

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          peregrine RE: MC Slim JB May 21, 2013 10:14 AM

          The Andover Inn's version was no loss - very bland and Americanized.

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            mwk RE: MC Slim JB May 21, 2013 11:02 AM

            For what it's worth, I've eaten at Bali Nusa Indah a few times, and it's quite tasty. Good service and reasonable prices as well. It's one of my favorites for after-theater dining when I go to NYC...especially because it's one of the few things that I can't get at all in Boston.

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              itaunas RE: MC Slim JB May 21, 2013 01:30 PM

              I think you are right Jimmy Mac's in Somerville stopped probably a few years before Andover Inn. Jimmy Mac's was decent and it was interesting that Great Taste also tried to make a go of that space with an American + ethnic menu like the second owner of Jimmy Mac's. I thought there was also a catering option a while back.

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              tdaaa RE: hargau May 21, 2013 09:07 AM

              For those who are ignorant of Rijsttafel, as I was...

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rijsttafel

              Now I'm hungry... sounds like quite an event.

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