Jamu Kitchen - just the tonic at Twitter UK
Given how spice-obsessed we are, it was only a matter of time before these spice tonics appeared in our kitchen
At Just Hospitality, we love spices. We love the fact that, with just a few sprinkles, spices can transform the most ordinary ingredients into a carnival of flavours. We also love that spices are almost universally good for you, with benefits ranging from reducing inflammation, moderating blood sugar and improving heart health.
So today we were super excited to welcome Jamu Kitchen to our eatery at Twitter UK. Jamu Kitchen specialise in Indonesian spice tonics, aka jamu. These are longstanding recipes that many Indonesian people drink every day as a healthy pick-me-up, including the turmeric tamarind tonic which is Jamu Kitchen's specialty.
And there might be something in it. Turmeric is a known anti-inflammatory - that's the same quality you find in ibuprofen and aspirin. Anti-inflammatories could ease joint pain, improve your immune system and possibly even your mood! Meanwhile tamarind is widely used to improve digestion and ease an upset stomach.
Of course, one of the other reasons the turmeric tamarind tonic has been popular for so long in Indonesia is that it tastes blooming great. A little bit sweet and a little bit sour, a tiny bit citrusy - it's refreshing and isn't cloyingly sweet, which makes it feel like a genuinely great, energy giving drink to have every day. In fact, Jamu Kitchen's version contains no processed sugar at all - using only a little coconut blossom nectar for sweetening, making it a preferable alternative to sugary fruit juices if you want a bit of flavour with your hydration.
So, that's that. We can't wait to show off JK's spice tonics to the rest of our customers. Provided we don't drink the lot first...
Tried Jamu Kitchen's spice tonics? Love them as much as we do? Let us know @JustHospitality