The restaurant Lara Djonggrang is located strategically in the heart of Menteng area, Central Jakarta, housed in a formal Dutch mansion. The authentic Indonesian cuisine here has been inspired by the royal journeys through the regions during the times of the King Hayam Wuruk, who held the reign of the Kingdom of Majapahit at the beginning of the 14th century.
As the royal expeditions continued to explore the coasts, they were dazed by the exotic richness of the cuisine that had developed in the coastal port cities that made the archipelago’s Silk Route. Through hundreds of years, the harbor cities of the archipelago, such as Samudra Pasai, Pidie, Pantai Barat Sumatera, Palembang, Sunda Kelapa, Banten, Cirebon, Semarang, Demak, Tuban, Gresik, Sumbawa Besar, had been visited by the silk merchants who traveled back and forth between China and Europe. These cultural interactions had their significant influences on the indigenous, distinctive culinary resulted in these port cities. Come in and enjoy a journey back in time to the ancient kitchens of Indonesia.