Hardena and Noord’s Rijsttafel Returns

The Indonesian communal feast is coming to Noord on November 21st

Photo by Ted Apostolacus

The last thing you want to do the days leading up to Thanksgiving is cook. But you’ve still gotta eat, and maybe you have friends and family in town to entertain before the big event on Thursday. What to do?

Well, Hardena and Noord are bringing back their rijsttafel dinner, a family-style feast featuring Indonesian delicacies — and it’s on Tuesday, November 21st.

The rijsttafel — a product of the Dutch colonial occupation of Indonesia — offers guests a chance to taste a wide variety of dishes, accompanied by the titular rice. Today, in South Philly, it’s an opportunity for these restaurateurs to celebrate a shared tradition and showcase a huge variety of Indonesian dishes and flavors for their guests.

And Joncarl Lachman and Ena and Harry Widjojo haven’t thrown a rijsttafel since 2014, so that makes the occasion even more special.

The dinner will take place at Noord and costs $65 per person — cash only, so hit the ATM before you go. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start.

Take a look at the menu below, and make your reservations by calling 267-909-9704 or clicking here.

Rijsttaffel Menu at Noord
November 21st, 2017

Fresh raw salad with vermicelli noodles and spiced peanut dressing.

(accompanied by sambal and variety of krupuk)
Nasi Uduk
fragrant jasmine rice made with coconut milk
Iga Bakar
sweet and savory BBQ Pork Ribs
Ikan Bumbu Rujak
whole fish in herbs and ginger
Satay Ayam
BBQ chicken satay with peanut sauce
Tempeh Goreng
tempeh fritters
Terong Balado
eggplant in tomato and red pepper sauce
Toge Teri
sautéed bean sprouts and anchovy

Indonesian layer cake served with tea