August 20, 2009

Kantjil & the Tijger, Amsterdam

The second night in Amsterdam, we decided to try Indonesian food and picked Kantjil & de Tijger (it means The Deer and the Tiger). There is no surprise why there are big numbers of indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam. Indonesia was a Dutch colony for 340 years (until 1942).
It seems like this place is the most popular Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam (and there are a lot of them).



While we were waiting about 20 minutes for an outside table, all the inside tables filled up.
We ended up sitting inside because the wait was just too long. It turned out better because by the time we got a table, it had cooled off a bit outside and we got a table right by the window, so we had the best of both worlds. The decor is modern and casual, atmosphere is upbeat and lively due to the high activities of the wait staff and customers. It is located near one of my favorite squares in Amsterdam called "Spui".



We ordered Rijsttafels (it means rice table) for both of us. There are 3 options when you order Rijsttafels: without pork, without fish, or without chicken. This includes multiple dishes to share for 2 persons: prawn crackers, prawn kabobs, pinapple salad, spicy mackerel, chicken kobabs with curry sauce, indonesian pumpkin, spicy beans and more..... so much food!

The food was very good and highly recommended! There is one bad thing about finding a great place to eat while you are traveling. Because you can't go back when you want to or to try different dishes :(. Why can't all these great places be in my neighborhood!

€15 - €30 without drinks.
Good eating!
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