Jamu Breakfast: InterContinental Serves Indonesian Healing Remedies

January 13, 2018 Life on the Island

DS - Jamu Breakfast

InterContinental Bali Resort is now enhancing the breakfast experience and embracing the Indonesian culture by serving ‘jamu’, a traditional Javanese herbal concoction that is believed to be beneficial in promoting health, fitness and beauty. The remedies are sold on the streets of Indonesia by Javanese jamu ladies, and to give guests a truly authentic experience, it is one of these ladies who makes and serves the jamu at InterContinental Bali Resort. Wearing the traditional ‘kain kebaya’ (sarong and kebaya blouse) and a conical hat, with a bamboo basket on her back filled with bottles of the blended medicinal tonics, the jamu lady, known as M’bok Jamu, moves from one table to another at breakfast time, offering and serving the jamu drinks, while also explaining the ingredients and the benefits. This tradition of carrying the jamu in a basket is called ‘jamu gendong’.

InterContinental Bali Resort
Address : Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran
Telephone : +62 361 701 888
Website : bali.intercontinental.com

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