|Via Via Cafe in Yoygakarta, Java, Indonesia: THERE IS NO PLANET B!|
responsibility in South East Asia, Kenny Peavy and Jamie Raskin set out from
Thailand on bicycles made from Bamboo in late June 2012.
eco-tourism, a school with a recycled playground, University students that made
recycled bicycles from scrap parts and rode them all the way across Malaysia
and a group connecting people with olde fashioned village life in Singapore
called the Ground Up Initiative.
was Via Via Travelers Café in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
Via Via offers more than delicious food it is also a café with a social conscience.
Their daily menu is complimented by a full array of tours and courses based on sustainable principles with emphasis on respect for local people, their culture and nature.
The food they serve is locally sourced and in many cases, organically grown. In every case, their food is healthy and a superb choice for weary travelers.
When GREEN Riders visited Via Via Café they were in the mood for something other than rice. So they INDULGED!
Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans and is a staple in the Indonesian diet. Because it is cheap and a good source of protein it is eaten daily fried, grilled and mixed in with different rice dishes.
Next up, falafel with yogurt sauce! A mixture of mashed chickpeas and herbs formed into tiny balls and deep-fried. Falafel is not usually found on the menus in Indonesia, which makes it a delightful treat for travelers lucky enough to find themselves at Via Via Café.
An incredible chicken cashew salad with FRESH
vegetables. When you are on the road
traveling it’s sometimes hard to find fresh veggies and raw salad in local
stalls and restaurants. At Via Via Café
you will be treated to cool and crispy salads that hit the spot.
|Lamb Rogan Josh served in pita with a crispy side salad|
And to finish it off with a delectable lamb Rogan Josh spiced to perfection with a crispy and refreshing salad stuffed inside pita!
and want to have a good fresh meal at a café with a conscience or even if you
want to take part in one of their many tours or courses Via Via Travelers Café
is an excellent choice!
will know your choice has benefited the local community with a socially
responsible and sustainable approach.
Not a bad way to spend an afternoon!
|Kenny Peavy – The Yum List Environmental Correspondent|
That lamb certainly looks good…
Cool effort and yummy trial !
Great find! I remember the tempeh in Jogja.. delicious stuff and great or vegetarians too… But Bali still had the best food – babi guling and bebek benggil.. i still need my meats ! LOL
Wah I wanna try the tempeh!!! ;D LOOKS APPETIZING!
a great outing… i love to try all the food… especially fried tempeh served with homemade chili sauce
tempeh! it's something i enjoy eating whenever i can in KL, but i figure it'd be even better to munch on indonesia! 😀
To tell the truth, I've never tasted Tempeh. Is it really good?