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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Pickled carrots, cucumber, beans in a peanut butter and sesame sauce


Raw mango, water apple, papaya, jicama, peanuts and pineapple, served in sweet, hot chili sauce

Asinan Bogor

Deep fried vegetable fritter consisting of beansprouts, cabbage and carrots

Bakwan or Bala Bala

Savory white rice porridge with bay leaf and salt. Make sure: no meat broth is used

Bubur polos

Black glutinous rice porridge with coconut milk and palm sugar

Bubur Ketan Hitam

Stir fried vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, corn, mushroom, leeks etc. Make sure: no meat or fish is added

Cap Cay

Sweet and spicy glazed potato side dish. Make sure: no anchovies are added

Kering Kentang

Sweet and spicy glazed tempeh with peanuts and spices

Kering Tempe

Compressed rice cake cooked inside a banana leaf and usually served as a side


Fried sweet or salty banana snack

Pisang Goreng

Deep-fried fermented tofu with local spices

Tempe Goreng

Fried eggplant in local spices

Terong Goreng

A salad made with spinach, beans, papaya, bean sprouts and cabbage with coconut dressing


Traditional fruit salad with vegetables, comes with a chili and peanut based dressing


Grilled tempeh in a spicy soy and garlic sauce

Sate Tempe

A soup made from coconut broth, corn, jack fruit, beans, chili and tempeh. Make sure: no meat broth is used

Sayur Lodeh

Deep fried tofu with cabbage, carrots and bean sprouts served in sweet and spicy sauce

Tahu Berontak

Fried tofu in coconut milk, sugar and local spices

Tahu Bacem

A puffy ball shaped pastry filled with sesame and mung beans/red bean paste/lotus


Sweet desert is made from coconut cream, red beans, sugar and green rice flower jelly


Sweet snack made from rice/tapioca flour, coconut, peanuts, pandan leaves, ginger and chocolate


Salad of cucumbers, bean sprouts, cabbage, basil, and eggplant in peanut sauce dressing


Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Fresh cabbage, bean sprouts, tofu, lettuce and peanuts in a vinegary sauce. To veganize: ask for no krupuk crackers

Asinan Betawi

Tofu with vegetables, krupuk (crackers often made with fish) and egg in peanut sauce. To veganize: ask for no egg or Krupuk


Rice with a variety of side dishes including many vegan options and meat/ fish dished. To veganize: ask for no meat, fish or eggs

Nasi Campur

Coconut rice with spices and meat. To Veganize: ask to for no meat or Kurpuk

Nasi Uduk

Rice with coconut, herbs, shallots and local spices. To veganize: ask for no shrimp or fish sauce

Nasi Ulam

Coconut rice with peanuts, cucumber, anchovies and hard-boiled egg. To veganize: ask for no anchovies or eggs

Nasi Lemek

Vegetables in peanut sauce, served with steamed rice and rice cake. To veganize: ask for no shrimp paste or crackers

Nasi Pecel

Fried tofu with sambal sauce (contains fish), sprouts and grated carrot. To veganize: ask for soy instead of sambal sauce

Tahu Goreng

Cooked dish inside a banana leaf, can be made with fish tofu or mushrooms. To veganize: ask for no fish, meat or eggs


Steamed vegetables with egg, tofu, sticky rice and peanut sauce. To veganize: ask for no egg, shrimp sauce or Krupuk

Gado Gado ro Lotek

Cooked jack fruit in coconut milk and spices, served with egg and chicken. To veganize: ask for no eggs or meat

Nasi Gudeg

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be.

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Often made with milk

White Bread

Fried noodles with vegetables, the noodles are usually made with eggs

Mie Goreng

Fried patties made with eggs and meat

Perkedel or Bakwan Jagung

Starch crackers commonly added to other dishes, will usually contain fish, shrimp or beef

Krupuk or Kripik

Stir fried noodles that are usually made with eggs

Tek Tek

Sweet pancake made with eggs

Martabak Telor

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