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Bandrek from Indonesia makes an ideal drink for cold days

October 2nd, 2023

Dubbed as a variety of delicious food and drink, Indonesia's culinary culture brings an unforgettable experience to all visitors of the country of thousands of islands. Local drinks are not only delicious and exotic, but also have a new and cultural meaning that has been accompanying local people for centuries. The variety and novelty of traditional Indonesian drinks come from the way of processing as well as the variety of materials with a great emphasis on good health. One of those drinks is called 'bandrek', and pronounced as 'bun-drag'.

About Bandrek

Originated in the highlands of West Java where the weather is much cooler, bandrek is described as a comforting hot, spicy and sweet drink designed by the Sundanese people to warm up the body.

Ingredients used to make the drink include ginger, lemongrass, pepper, palm sugar, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and pandan leaves. Milk can also be added and it's optional. Condensed milk or coconut milk is often used for the beverage.

Bandrek recipe

Apart from the warming up effect, bandrek can strengthen resistance, cure cold and flu, and also help people lose weight and fly belly fat. The following recipe can be useful for those who wish to be beautiful, healthy, and supple.


  • Ginger: 100 gr
  • Palm sugar: 4 table spoons
  • Lemongrass: 3 branches
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 slice
  • Pandan leaves: 2 leaves
  • Water: 2 liters
  • Cloves: 5 pieces

Implementation guide

  • Wash lemongrass, pandan leaves, and ginger. Tie pandan leaves. Slice ginger and lemongrass.
  • Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat, add cloves, lemongrass, ginger, and pandan leaves, and cook for about 20 minutes. Add jaggery (cane sugar) and stir well. Cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Sieve the mixture through a sieve and then put it in the pot/teapot. We should drink this drink while it is still hot. For anyone who finds it difficult to drink, condensed milk with a dose of choice can be added and stir.
  • Pandan ginger lemongrass juice is very good for the body, when taken, it will activate the cell system, and activate the synthesis in the body to create toxic waste. This is a drink that can be consumed everyday, and is a super cheap detox method that we can apply in our daily lives.

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