Jakarta, Indonesia: vegetarian cuisine

Nothing extravagant,

Dappled light

Sweet potato chips.

Couldn’t help but steal a chip to garnish the soup. Loving the deep red-violet with orange.

Mushroom burger.

Chunky Monkey raw ice cream.

The assorted dinnerware makes each dish feel extra-special.

Adorably packaged “energy balls” for the ride home.

I’m beginning to consider writing a separate food blog because I just can’t get over the incredible flavors and unique ingredients we’ve encountered here. Indonesian cuisine is delicious but very complex, so Jeremiah and I decided to make this first entry about something more familiar to us - veggie burgers. Jeremiah did some research online and discovered Burgreens, a quaint little eatery with a mouth-watering menu. The atmosphere was peaceful but alive and youthful. I loved the simplicity of the decor, especially the patio built around the trees in the front yard. The canopy of leaves provided shady relief and scattered sunlight beautifully across the space. We indulged in a three course lunch starting with the sweet potato chips and pumpkin soup made with coconut milk. Jeremiah then devoured his mushroom burger as I sampled the mini burger trio. The freshness of the ingredients and their careful preparation was evident in the bright and delicate flavors. For dessert I couldn’t resist chunky monkey raw ice cream - chocolatey, peanut butter banana bliss. Every dish was picture perfect and the service was wonderful. We had a great time chatting with everyone after we finished eating and picked up some good travel tips. Looking forward to spending many more afternoons enjoying delicious, healthy food at this delightful little spot.

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