We love to go out for dinner, especially with a restaurant promo like the one from Albert Heijn. You get to have a 3 course dinner for 2 persons on a budget. What’s not to like, right?! When we go to a restaurant, we like to choose one we haven’t tried before. This time we decided to go to Javaans Eetcafé. It had been high on our list for ages but we never went. With 5 full saving cards to use, we thought it was about time and booked a table for 2 persons at the end of September 2016. Of course we asked if they had any vegan options available.
As you might know already, we almost always ask ahead if it’s possible to eat plantbased. The restaurant informed us that wouldn’t be a problem at all. So we were very much looking forward to go to Javaans Eetcafé. As a starter they served a tasty vegan peanut soup, a bit spicy. Unfortunately the soup was a bit cold when it reached our table.
After finishing the starter, lots of different (all vegan!) dishes were served. Our taste buds were cheering already! It’s just so much fun trying all kinds of new dishes, tastes and textures…!
The dishes: spicy beans, tofu in a yellow curry sauce, atjar and seroundeng, sticky white rice, yellow rice, spicy red rice, baked banana (pisang goreng), marinated very spicy tofu, rujak manis and cabbage in coconut milk.
Despite the fact Anneloes doesn’t really like tofu, we asked for a second portion for the tofu dish with curry sauce. Because: yummy! The spicy tofu unfortunately was a little bit too hot to Janet’s taste. Which also was the case with a few of the other dishes. She has really sensitive taste buds ;-). But in combination with the other less spicy dishes, such as white rice for example, we could taste everything and we really liked the food. All the different tastes and textures were a great combination.
Of course we were curious to find out what dessert would be: kelapa mudah. This is a drink with young coconut, frozen in coconut water, crushed and served with rose syrup. Surprisingly good, and quite cooling after all the spicy food. Our tip: share with your table companion if you are already feeling stuffed, because this dessert is quite filling.
Our final judgement? Well, that’s not too complicated. The Javaans Eetcafé obviously pays attention to the quality and taste of their food. The waiter was very friendly and knew about veganism so we didn’t have to explain a lot. We love the fact they have lots of vegan options! So we think this restaurant is great (for vegans too) to have dinner.
Have you been to this place already? Or are you planning on going? We would love to find out what you think of this restaurant and the food, so send us a message to let us know.
Schuitendiep 33 in Groningen