Pioneering the Malaysian organic industry since 1993, Woods macrobiotics has been greening Malaysia with the countries’ first vegan green café, grocery store, and bakery. Today, Woods Macrobiotics celebrates a new addition in the form of a café called the Lapan Wellness Café, which provides wholesome vegan food and drinks direct from the garden to the table.
In the Malay language, “Lapan” refers to the number eight, a figure of infinity and an analogy to the endless pursuit of our own health and wellness. The management of Lapan Wellness endeavours to operate in a highly sustainable manner with zero waste, made possible because most of the produce served in the café is sourced from our very own permaculture food garden at “The Gasing”.
Currently, another container garden is under construction besides the café, and soon our customers will be able to taste the freshest of foods served immediately after harvest. Food scraps are gathered and recycled into compost and returned to the garden to re-energise and revitalise the soil. Certain edible yet less frequently used parts of our ingredients are transformed into new and innovative dishes – for example, broccoli and cauliflower stems are turned into delicious probiotic lactic acid pickles which gives an amazingly refreshing crunch. We try to keep as much of the vegetables unpeeled as possible to maximise nutrients, retain energy in its whole form, and more importantly to minimize food wastage.
Most of the decor used in the café are made out of recycled materials, whereas the tables and chairs are “rescued” from our charitable friends and business associates. The cutlery and tableware we use comes in different shapes and sizes procured from various recycled sources. Our garden-to-bar concept is also catching on and well received by our clients, who loved our complementary infused water served on a daily basis using herbs plucked from the garden, a real quencher for thirst and fatigue after a long day of hard work (drinking straws not provided).
Lapan serves only clean food and drinks, unadulterated and minimally processed. With our extensive list of dishes contrived from Eastern and Western fusion cuisine, you are sure to find something to love on our menu.