In addition to offering a wide array of local and international food, SATOO focuses on the culture of Indonesia by serving jamu, a traditional herbal concoction that is believed to be very beneficial in promoting health, fitness and beauty.
SATOO invites guests to try jamu, a drink that is said to have originated during the Mataram Kingdom, which flourished in Java between the 8th and 10th centuries. Jamu is made by blending natural ingredients, such as milk, honey, leaves and seeds, together. Its major ingredients are ginger and turmeric, which are not only known for their unique and pungent aroma, but also said to be packed with antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of cancer, especially when they are served fresh.
The custom of drinking Jamu has been practiced in Indonesia for over 1,300 years. However, as the country developed, finding this traditional drink became more rare. To conserve this part of the country’s heritage, SATOO has dedicated one of its kitchen stations to serving jamu. All the jamu at SATOO is made fresh every day with natural ingredients and traditional methods to ensure that guests have the best quality product possible.
To give guests a more authentic experience, they will be served by ladies who have real experience in the art of making the drink. After 11 years of being part of SATOO, the jamu station has become highly favoured by both local and international guests.
“Many local and international guests are in love with this herbal drink. Our guests say jamu has an exotic taste and they feel refreshed after they drink it.”, said one of the jamu ladies at SATOO.
SATOO offers five selections of jamu. Beras Kencur, which is made out of rice and herbs, is said to be good for healing fatigue and migraines and helping with weight loss. Jamu Panas Dalam, or Jamu for Heartburn, is believed to be useful in curing heartburn. Kunyit Asem, which is made from turmeric and ginger, is known to give relief from menstrual cramps, promote blood circulation and be good for the skin. Pelancar Pencernaan is jamu for indigestion. Stamina or Energy Jamu is trusted to help replenish stamina and energy.
These exquisite jamus may be enjoyed at SATOO during breakfast from 6am to 10am, lunch from 12noon to 2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm. SATOO is an international buffet restaurant with 12 open kitchen stations that serve a variety of different cuisines, ranging from Asian and Indian dishes to Western favourites. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 399 people. Smart casual dress is advised.
For more information about the hotel, please call (62 21) 2939 9562 or access the website at http://www.shangri-la.com/jakarta/shangrila/dining/.
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