“Dapur” means Kitchen in the Indonesian language. Dapur Usada sources the best of Indonesia’s amazingly diverse array of ingredients and fuses them using the ancient principles of Ayurveda to produce modern, plant-based cuisine. For a self-care experience dine in at our peaceful, welcoming restaurant and be served from the select menu or drop in to takeaway your favourite dishes, or select from our Usada Deli offerings. We make it easy to discover the joys of healthy, delicious food.
Indulge your senses with the tastes and powerful healing traditions of two Eastern cultures combined. We believe in preserving local Balinese food culture by informing it with Ayurveda, making it unique and increasing it’s benefits.
FROM SOIL TO SOUL
By respecting the environmental impact of our dietary choices we raise the concept of ‘garden to table’ to a holistic level. Rediscover the ancient wisdom of eating seasonal, local, organic foods.
What if food was more than just an exquisite sensory experience. What if you could learn hands on how to achieve holist health through food, in a practical and exciting way?
DAPUR USADA DELI
We now offer a range of your favourite staples in larger quantities for you to enjoy at home in your own kitchen.
ABOUT OUR CULINARY TEAM
We treasure our Balinese kitchen team and we hope you can taste their love and passion in our food. They are trained by chef Simon of New Earth Cooking and Dr. Sujatha Kekada from Amrtasiddhi.
Simon laid the foundations for Dapur kitchen as it is today and he coined our “Soil to Soul” concept. His deep respect of food combined with earth preservation is apparent in every dish. He founded The New Earth Cooking School and extensive forest gardens, which became the origin of most of his recipes.
Our recipes are grounded in Ayurvedic wisdom thanks to Dapur Usada co- creator, the well-known Dr. Sujatha Kekada, Head Physician and Co-Founder of Amrtasiddhi, Ubud, Bali and a certified Ayurvedic doctor (B.A.M.S.). Before coming to Bali in 2004, Dr. Sujatha worked as an Ayurvedic Doctor in one of the most respected and successful clinics in Kerala, South India She has also practiced as Ayurvedic Consultant throughout Europe, Canada and at one of the top Health Retreat Centres in Asia; COMO Shambhala Estate. At Amrtasiddhi she mentors Ayurveda students through Internship programs.
Through Dapur Usada, Dr. Sujatha and Simon intend to share their insights into the future of healthful, culturally respectful food.