Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Business

August 17, 2012

Downtown restaurant offers taste of Indonesia

Greensburg — Hailing from the country of Indonesia, the Mayasari owner may have some business plans that might seem a bit foreign, coupled with others that are more familiar.

Mayasari "Maya" Effendi and her husband explained their three-stage plan to get Mayasari (Which means "morning glory") up and running. Phase one has already been implemented: Get the restaurant started.

Phase two has also begun, in the form of a Sushi bar. Mayasari has started a sushi night every Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Sushi night has been successful so far according to Maya, and the owner boasts her "Greensburg Roll," a sushi roll made to honor where she now considers home. The Greensburg Roll is made with pulled pork.

Phase three has yet to be implemented: A sweet shop.

Maya said that, traditionally, Indonesian food does not have a lot of sugar, despite the area being a major producer of cocoa beans. Currently the deserts menu consists of a fruit crepe. Maya would like to add to the list.

The deserts menu is one of a few items that had to be changed to suit American tastes. For example, the cucumber BLT originally had no bacon because Indonesia had such a variety of religions that cooking for all of them could be tricky. Hindus don't eat beef; Muslims don't eat pork and there are many other religions including Protestant Christians.

Maya says that the portion of the United States she has experienced loves pork, so she has changed some of her recipes to include meat. Otherwise, her recipes remain "more or less" how they would be seen in Indonesia.

A unique tradition Maya had kept has been providing a complementary bowl of soup for customers. According to Maya, karma is believed to be a powerful force in Indonesia and people must gather as much good karma as possible. Restaurant owners gather good karma by offering anyone who enters their business a bowl of soup. In Indonesia, a family of 20 could walk in without a penny and they would be fed. Maya admits the soup isn't free on her part but doesn't cost much, and she believes the benefits of generosity will outweigh the monetary cost.

To contact Mayasari call 812-222-6292.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004

1
Text Only
Business
  • biz-gb072514 RBSK Bohman headshot RBSK Partners PC announces newest staff additions RBSK Partners PC is pleased to announce three additions to its staff. Amanda Kruthaupt, Barbara Bohman, CPA and Doug Burcham have joined the firm in several key positions.Amanda Kruthaupt joined the firm upon her graduation from Franklin College with

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • US stocks stall in early afternoon NEW YORK — The stock market idled on Thursday afternoon as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.Investors also had two economic reports to interpret, one on the h

    July 25, 2014

  • biz-gb072514 Hutcheson column headshot 'Take me to your leader,' if you can find one “Take me to your leader.” This cartoon and movie catchphrase, or something close to it, has been uttered by fictional extraterrestrial visitors demanding to see the president or a general, to negotiate some terms before annihilating our planet.Leader

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stocks mostly higher as earnings roll in NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the b

    July 24, 2014

  • Lowe's selects Indiana for customer support center INDIANAPOLIS (July 22, 2014) - Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), in conjunction with the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis, today announced the company’s plans to locate a Customer Support Center in Indianapolis, creating up to 1,000 new jobs by 2016.T

    July 23, 2014

  • FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.The move had been e

    July 11, 2014

  • The enigmatic, elusive hashtag I’m sure you’ve seen or heard the buzz about hashtags — you know, those little number signs that are referred to as the “pound sign” by the automated answering service. Hashtags have traditionally been associated with Twitter accounts. Since I don’t

    July 11, 2014

  • Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines NEW YORK — Positive earnings news from Alcoa gave the stock market a modest lift Wednesday, helping reverse a two-day decline.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,957 as of 1:15 p.m. Eastern time. The

    July 10, 2014

  • Stocks fall for second day before earnings reports NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are falling in morning trading Tuesday as investors await corporate earnings reports this week. Tech and small companies fell sharply. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped below 17,000 for the first time since crossing that

    July 9, 2014

  • Stocks edge higher after hiring surges in June NEW YORK — Stocks edged higher Wednesday following a report that business hiring surged in June, a promising sign for economic growth. The report comes a day after news of stronger manufacturing in the U.S. and China helped push the stock market to a

    July 3, 2014