Satisfy your cravings for tasty Indonesian cuisine while maintaining a healthy diet at The Betawi Salad, our new favourite salad bar in town.
What’s your biggest challenge in staying fit in Jakarta? For a lot of us, maintaining our healthy diets is one of them. This is especially true if you’ve always been a fan of the Indonesian cuisine like us. With such delicious, strong flavours, local fare can be hard to resist, but high-calorie ingredients can tend to mess up our diets. Thankfully, we can now enjoy the best of both worlds at The Betawi Salad, a healthy salad bar that infuses Indonesian taste into modern healthy bowls.
Though it started out as a home-delivery service, The Betawi Salad now takes up a small spot on the second floor of Shophaus Menteng. The salad bar quickly gained attention for their unique creation of Indonesian-inspired salad bowls. At first, you might think of gado-gado or karedok, but that’s not what you’re going to find here. The Betawi Salad uses organic ingredients, less oil, and no preservatives to make signature bowls like Betawi Salad, Skinny Beef Bowl, BBQ Bunaken Salad, Bali Salad, Falafel Java Buda, Satay Salad, Tumpeng Salad, Manado Salad, and many more. Expect colourful ingredients and tasty yet healthy – and sometimes spicy – sauces inside your bowl, which can also be served as a wrap.
Though there are plenty of vegetarian dishes at The Betawi Salad, those who don’t want to go completely meat-free can still enjoy beef in The Betawi Salad’s Skinny Beef Bowl – easily our favourite with their delicious bulgogi beef. For a dish with hearty flavour, you might want to get the BBQ Bunaken Salad with Bunaken barbecue chicken and the spicy BBQ sauce. Those who are craving a fresher taste, the Bali Salad will make a perfect choice with its Balinese betutu chicken and pomelo.
Bowls and wraps are not the only things they have here, because the salad bar is also popular for their Shirataki creations. For those who don’t know what it is, the translucent and gelatinous Shirataki is dubbed the miracle rice or noodle as it is made from the konjac yam and contains no calories and carbohydrates. Perfect for those who are going on a keto diet, The Betawi Salad’s Shirataki dishes include Indo No Mie, Spicy Nona Fried Rice, Rendang Fried Rice, Betutu Fried Rice, Nasi Liwet, Nasi Uduk Merah, and many more. The texture of the rice feels like that of Indonesian savoury snack lemper, and it doesn’t taste bland at all as it is cooked with chicken broth.
The Betawi Salad, which also offers daily catering services for the health conscious, also has snacks such as Tempe Crunch, Onde-Onde Bar, Otak-Otak Gluten Free, and Tape Bakar Betawi. To top it off, quench your thirst with their signature drinks by Brewing Bear, which include coffee, tea, and creamy drinks that are both delicious and healthy.
The Betawi Salad, Shophaus, Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro, Menteng, Central Jakarta, p. +62 817 0072 523.
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