The Vegan Food
Adept customer service resulting in delicious vegan food
We were more than well catered for during our stay at JW Marriott Hotel Medan with hotel staff making sure they prepared special food for us that was guaranteed vegan. This made our stay really comfortable and we felt very looked after as vegan guests. Without their help it would have been hard to enjoy the wonderful food that the hotel chefs make because even the dishes that looked like they might be vegan had hidden animal products like chicken stock or cream and butter in.
A lavish breakfast full of classic Indonesian food
We ate breakfast at the Marriott Café on the ground floor of the hotel, a spacious dining area with floor to ceiling glass windows that filled the area with light. There was a busy morning hum as diners gathered their breakfast choices from the buffet selection and staff ferried coffees and tea to waiting tables; a nice gentle way to start the day.
Delicious tempe and tofu
Because of our dietary requirements, Chef Erni had prepared a range of special dishes for us including the most delicious ‘Tempe Goreng’ we’ve had in a long time. Slices of fresh tempe, a fermented soya bean savoury ‘cake’, which was sliced thinly before being coated in a light batter and deep fried to crispy perfection.
There was also a vegan version of ‘Gado-Gado’, the Indonesian classic, laden with a richly spiced (and spicy, as is common in Sumatran food) peanut sauce.
Add to that a healthy dose of delicious tofu stir-fried with mixed veg AND sweet and sour tofu, and we were full to the brim of heavenly vegan food. Well nearly, there’s always room to squeeze a sweet local delight so we picked from the selection of ‘jajan pasar’ or ‘market snacks’ which were made from rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar. All washed down with cups of sweet warm spiced ‘bandrek’ tea.