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Promoting tempeh to give people access to
nutritious, sustainable, and affordable source of protein

Indonesian Tempe

What Is Tempe(h)?

soaked soybean for tempeh by Driando
uncut fresh tempeh by Driando
sliced tempeh by driando
Tempeh with sweet soys auce by Driando

Tempeh is a traditional fermented soybean from Indonesia that is healthy, sustainable, and affordable.

Tempeh has been a staple protein source in Indonesia since at least the 1700s in Central Java. Tempeh can be eaten as baby food, snacks, main course, and lately dessert. Tempeh can also be made from other beans, legumes, and ingredients.

Tempeh has high protein content, digestibility, Vitamin B12, and is beneficial to gut microbiota.

Compared to beef, tempeh has similar amount and quality of protein, while is produced with 10x less of energy use, and sold 3x cheaper.

What Do We Do?

Educate . Connect . Empower

Social Media Campaign

educating the netizens

Facebook and Instagram: @tempemovement


sharing the latest knowledge consensus

Multisectoral - Scientific, Creativity, and Youth: International Conference on Tempe 2015, International Youth Conference on Tempe


sharing to help people from around the world

have been in 6 countries including Harvard Business School, Oxford University, and Cambridge University


sharing the skill to make healthy, affordable, and sustainable food

have been in 6 countries: Indonesia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherland, Australia

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Social Business

helping people in need with tempeh business

Narcotic rehabilitation centers, jails, school dropouts

Food Diplomacy

making tempe registered internationally

Goals: UNESCO Intangible Heritage registration, FAO/WHO CODEX Alimentarius Commission


educating general public with literatures

Published The Book of Tempeh (2016), Tempe: Compilation of Interesting Facts Based on Research (2017)

Culinary & Arts

Cool and fun ways to enjoy tempe

Molecular gastronomy with Nusa Gastronomy, Markthal Rotterdam, etc.

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What We Have Done:

Traction of Collaboration