Hg2 : The Hedonist

Blue Pepper

Blue Pepper knocks the city’s bland, peanut-sauce-drenched, faux-javanese-trinket-displaying spots clean off their rijsttafel (rice table). While there are other decent Indonesians in town, too many spots have toned down the flavour for European taste buds and generic clackiness. This spot is different though, and offers classic Indonesian dishes with thought and contemporary twists. It’s regularly listed as one of the best spots in the Netherlands, and an excellent introduction to what Indonesian food can be for those who haven’t tried it. The interior is slickly modern, and avoids the visual clichés (gongs, puppets and the like) so commonly found elsewhere. The three tasting menus are all good value (though most might struggle to notice the difference between the ‘Modern’ and ‘Contemporary’ menus) and offer enough zing and original flavours to restore your faith in Indonesian cuisine. The wine and tea lists are worth investigating too.

Nassaukade 366,
+31 20 489 7039
Opening Times
Daily, 6pm - 10pm.
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