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The stylish AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA is offering a new urban escape with its recently opened, beautiful new dining venue, Blue Terrace. This hot new spot is vibrantly colourful with a strong garden feel. Each of the three distinct sections are covered with multi-hued flowers on tables, walls and hanging from the ceiling, while a sparkling chandelier is clearly inspired by rain drops falling from a tree branch. Diners can perch at the communal table to sip on a coffee or fresh juice as they partake in a sinful but healthy dessert, eat out on the terrace or take an indoor seat in the air-conditioned courtyard-style dining area. Wherever they choose, soothing greenery and cheerful blooms add to the allure.
A glass case is filled with tempting bites to take away or eat in, with bowls of vibrant salad, tempting sandwiches, as well as indulgent cakes and desserts. Everything cleverly incorporates healthboosting ingredients, Asian spices and exotic flavours to elevate the mood, while enhancing energy and brain power.
Serving all day, healthy food has never tasted so good; we recommend the panseared yellow fin tuna with quinoa and veggie salad, quail egg and candlenut pesto dressing, as well as the seared salmon with mushroom, crushed potato, extra virgin olive oil, tomato salsa and basil. Meanwhile, the Green Goddess bowl is packed with chicken, kale, spinach, avocado, olives and pine nuts, seasoned with nutty sesame Japanese dressing. Every dish is beautifully presented, many with colourful herbs and edible flowers as garnish.
The delightful offerings on the dessert menu are highly inventive with temptations such as Earl Grey Mille Crepe, Corn Cake and Yam Berry Cake. The range of healthy drinks is just as bright as the food, adding to the overall rejuvenation promised by the delectable fare at Blue Terrace. ayanajakarta.com
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