Jakarta has a myriad of cuisines available to satiate everyone’s food preference. At the same time, we have to acknowledge that consumers are increasingly aware about their health and are eating better. A good vegan restaurant option is Sedap Alami which has been gaining popularity among those who know their vege.
The spirit behind the business was actually simple, to provide healthy food for the owner’s family using fresh vegetables that came from the organic farm that they own on the hilly slopes of Cisarua, Bogor. Seeing that this could become a bigger endeavor with a noble cause, the first restaurant was established on Bendungan Hilir.
Although situated on a busy street, the restaurant provides a decently clean atmosphere while also modest in design. Head straight to the second floor for your order and there you can see a variety of homemade dishes from mains to cookies and desserts.
You can’t get fresher vegetables than in this restaurant as they’re sent every week from Cisarua and some made into Sedap Alami’s signature dish – the oriental-style noodle made from carrots, served with mushrooms and chicken, alongside a soup filled with vegetables. Sedap Alami also cultivates its own tofu and tempeh alongside the pesticide-free organic rice and beans.
To accommodate modern needs, Sedap Alami also develops its own flaxseed bread, Indonesian dessert delicacies, and others such as cincau or cendol. Of course, the mains are not to be ignored here as aside from the noodles, Sedap Alami provides daily-changing menu of chicken recipes from many places in Indonesia, fried rice using canola oil, Chinese-style vegetarian dishes and many others.
The best thing of all of these is definitely the price. Judging from the freshness and the table-to-farm concept, you couldn’t get any better price than this. A good lunch consists of red rice with two or three side dishes may only cost you around 20,000 to 30,000 rupiah per person. Definitely it becomes a worthwhile visit for anyone.
Some menu are suitable for vegetarians
Jalan Bendungan Hilir Raya no. 41, Jakarta – Indonesia, and other two outlets
Opening hours: Everyday, TBA
Featured in THE FOODIE MAGAZINE January 2014 edition
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Photos by: Dennie Benedict