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Dutchies, the seaside restaurant on Hermanus’ Grotto Beach that has been an 8-year mainstay for locals, has a lot going on every month.FIRST THURSDAY IS INDONESIAN CUISINE
Every first Thursday of the month Dutchies puts on an Indonesian rijstafel. This is a Dutch tradition (owners Joke and Daan Gonggrijp are from the Netherlands, hence Dutchies) dating back from the days of the Dutch East Indies Company, which returned from its seafaring travels with unfamiliar flavours and dishes.
The rijstafel became a way to show and experience the Indonesian flavours and spices with dishes such as nasi goreng, explains manager Ramon Celliers. Dutchies continues that tradition (Joke experienced this with her own mother) serving plain and spicy rice together with a plethora of dishes from