Responsible Dining at Herb Library
Diana has been living in Bali for more than two decades. She moved to Bali to create a small but very personal resort, Puri Ganesha Villas, in 1996.
In 2006 Diana began to develop her unique, ‘rawfully good’ interpretation of the raw or ‘living’ food movement that began in the late 1990s in the U.S. Now, Diana is busy tending the recently launched Herb Library at Alaya Resort Jembawan in Ubud.
With this in mind, Herb Library aims to offer a different, plant-based all-day dining menu for herbivores with sustainably and responsibly sourced fish and chicken options for omnivores.
This means that the restaurant is focused on vegetarian food, yet still has options for those who are up for some meat like chicken and seafood. Diana makes sure that nothing in Herb Library is fried.
“I’m more like a vegan chef, so I do a purely vegan food menu only with more options. We do serve eggs for breakfast because Herb Library is part of a resort and breakfast without a choice of eggs would be unthinkable!” said Diana.
The most recommendable dish at Herb Library is The Cheese Sambal which is three grilled tempe sandwiches oozing with parmesan and cheddar cheese, shredded cauliflower, lemon basil, fresh herbs, spring onions and tomato sambal. Another favorite from Herb Library is “Laksa Lemak”, a vegetable curry with coconut and oriental herbs with a rich flavor. It is also served with noodles, poached lemongrass chicken and curry prawns.
In the future, Diana plans to introduce more Indonesian dishes and add a full bar to the restaurant. Can’t wait for that!
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