At Amanjiwo, the colourful Indonesian fried rice dish of Nasi Goreng – a national favourite – is subtly infused with a blend of aromatic spices, delivering a warm, piquant flavour that is invigorating and soothing at the same time.
Succulent pieces of chicken, marinated in traditional Javanese spices, add a savoury depth to the dish, with crisp slivers of bell peppers, diced tomatoes, and onion tossed into the mix, each adding its own burst of flavor and a crunchy texture that balances the softness of the rice.
At the heart of the Nasi Goreng is the telur ceplok, a sunny-side-up egg, which crowns the dish with its rich, runny yolk, offering a creamy richness that seeps into the rice.
Another must-order is the sate, which sees skewered morsels of meat infused with the smoky aromas of coconut husk embers, accompanied by a peanut sauce that’s both earthy and elevating.
Complementing these flavours are the Lounge Bar’s crafted cocktails, where the Lavender Martini and Jiwo Mule stand out for their use of local ingredients that pay homage to the region’s lush landscapes.
Children are well catered for too, with smaller versions of the Nasi Goreng, Chicken Satay and other Indonesian dishes like Soto Ayam (a rice noodle soup with shredded chicken and steamed rice).
For fussier eaters, familiar options like spaghetti with tomato sauce or grilled cheese sandwiches are an easy pick.
Dining here brings a rich range of flavours to the table, from starters to the national favourites like the Nasi Goreng, and right through to hearty desserts.