HAP­PILY HEALTHY

BAL­ANC­ING THE BUSY LIFE IN THE CAP­I­TAL CITY WITH SOME HEALTHY FOOD AND DRINKS…

Bali & Beyond - - CONTENTS - By Edna Tari­gan

Places to find healthy goods in Jakarta

Liv­ing in the cap­i­tal city of Jakarta, with a daily busy sched­ule and un­pre­dictable traf­fic, doesn’t mean that we can for­get to live healthily. And among all the trends hap­pen­ing in Jakarta, eat­ing healthy food is prob­a­bly one of the most ben­e­fi­cial trends to help bal­ance our lives. Now, the ques­tion is: where can you find healthy food in Jakarta? It’s ac­tu­ally not that dif­fi­cult. Here, we have a small list of healthy foods and bev­er­ages and where to find them – the places are not just for you to dine in but also to do gro­cery shop­ping for your kitchen sup­plies. Most of the foods and drinks are made of lo­cally-sourced pro­duce to sup­port the lives of the farm­ers sur­round­ing Jakarta.

TEA ELIXIR

Good news for Jakarta peo­ple as the Bali-based kom­bucha pro­ducer Happy Kom­bucha – Se­cret Lab is now avail­able in the cap­i­tal city. This trend­ing healthy drink – which orig­i­nates from an an­cient recipe of fer­mented tea – can be eas­ily found in the heart of the city, at the Beets and Bouts Café in the SCBD area of South Jakarta.

Beets and Bouts of­fers a va­ri­ety fla­vor of kom­bucha, rang­ing from Magui Berry San­gria, Hap­pyella Gin­ger, Joy Ber­ris, Hawai­ian Mo­jito, Tar­monic Ap­ple, Cof­fee

Tiramisu, and more. Dif­fer­ent fla­vors have dif­fer­ent ben­e­fits for our health. For in­stance, the Hap­pyella Gin­ger – which con­tains hi­bis­cus and gin­ger – is won­der­ful to re­lax our mind and body. Mean­while, the Wa­ter­melon Rose made from wa­ter­melon, rose­mary and black pep­per func­tions to re­hy­drate and en­er­gize.

Need a glass of Happy Kom­bucha be­tween your meet­ing sched­ules? Just head to the base­ment level of the Fair­grounds build­ing. The cafe is ac­tu­ally a sanc­tu­ary in the mid­dle of a busy area, mak­ing it the per­fect place for you to catch your breath and sip some kom­bucha drink in the mid­dle of the day.

Beets and Bouts Base­ment level of Fair­grounds, SCBD Sudirman Lot 14, Se­nayan, South Jakarta 0812-8015-9339 In­sta­gram: @beet­sand­bouts

GREEN IN A BUN

If you’re look­ing for a de­li­cious healthy dish, Bur­greens has the an­swer. Claimed as Jakarta’s first or­ganic healthy plant-based eatery and cater­ing busi­ness, this res­tau­rant – which is lo­cated on the lower ground of Pa­cific Place in Sudirman – of­fers se­lec­tions of sig­na­ture veg­gie burg­ers. Opt for the Mini Trio that con­sists of three dif­fer­ent burg­ers; the Mighty Mush­room, Bat­tle Beans and Spinach Chick­peas. Though they are served in small sizes, they are still ful­fill­ing. The Big Max Burger is also worth a try. Made of whole wheat buns with home­made raw ve­gan mayo, this burger comes with chips and ve­gan cream cheese.

Aside from burg­ers, the res­tau­rant also of­fers other healthy food, such as Crispy Tofu Salad, Raw Mush­room Noo­dles and Bur­greens Matah Salad. Don’t for­get to pair the dish with their re­fresh­ing drinks like co­conut wa­ter or choose from the cold-pressed juices se­lec­tion. Bur­greens are also avail­able at Union Yoga in Dhar­mawangsa and at Or­ganik Klub in Te­bet.

Bur­greens Pa­cific Place LG #18 Pa­cific Place, Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53, South Jakarta (021) 5797-3815 www.bur­greens.com

TAKE-HOME GOODS

Drinks, check. Food, check. Now, it is time to shop for some high-qual­ity goods for your kitchen at home. All you have to do is go to Or­ganik Klub, the one-stop shop­ping des­ti­na­tion for or­ganic food sup­plies.

Sit­u­ated across from Honda Park in the Te­bet area, Or­ganik Klub is a haven for healthy food en­thu­si­asts as it is the pioneer of or­ganic and nat­u­ral fresh prod­ucts re­tail in Jakarta. Most of the goods sold at this shop are veg­eta­bles and fruits, sup­plied di­rectly from farm­ers in West Java, mostly from Bo­gor and Pun­cak. They also have other nat­u­ral pro­duce, like or­ganic rice, chicken, eggs, fish and veg­e­tar­ian milk as well as se­lec­tions of home­made pro­cessed foods – with no preser­va­tives and ar­ti­fi­cial fla­vors, of course – such as tofu, tem­peh, nuggets, cook­ies and muf­fin.

Aside from or­ganic food sup­ply, Or­ganik Klub also has a Healthy, Easy, Yummy (HEY!) Cook­ing Club where guests can learn how to cook healthy dishes. They also of­fer de­liv­ery ser­vice to cus­tomers in Jakarta and its sur­round­ings area. The shop opens every day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Or­ganik Klub Jalan Te­bet Barat Raya No. 49C, South Jakarta (021) 829-6167 or­ganiklub@gmail.com

Happy Kom­bucha, any­one?

The Mini Trio burger for a healthy de­light.

Shop some qual­ity pro­duce for your kitchen.

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