I'm Will and I've been making and selling fresh organic tempeh for the last seven years, which I also cook up on my popular food stall in London’s Leather Lane Market - where I earned the moniker The Tempeh Man!
Back in 1995, I’d just arrived in Indonesia to teach English when I first tried tempeh - in a small warung in East Jakarta – and I fell in love immediately! Over the following years I was able to eat the world’s best tempeh every day, as I explored this beautiful country from Aceh to Maluku, North Sulawesi to West Kalimantan
At that time, the plant-based movement was still in its infancy and few people had heard of tempeh. I liked the challenge! Enter my super-charged, tempeh-warrior street food stall AKA Warung Tempeh. It was April 2014 on East London’s Leather Lane Market and the UK tempeh revolution had officially begun!
We soon became a popular lunchtime destination and I became known as ‘The Tempeh Man’. We’re still on lively Leather Lane Market every Thursday & Friday lunchtime serving our authentic home-made tempeh in two freshly cooked dishes.
From these humble beginnings, we’ve expanded our production to supply high-quality fresh tempeh to many of London’s finest restaurants and eateries. But don't despair if you’re not in London, we'll soon be delivering the UK’s finest tempeh throughout the country.
In 2013, while on an extended trip around Indonesia’s vast archipelago, I had a eureka moment: to introduce authentic Indonesian tempeh to the UK! Full of revolutionary zeal, I changed my plans and spent the next few months travelling across Java learning how to make authentic tempeh from some incredibly kind and patient tempeh gurus.
Our love of tempeh has taken us viral over the years, particualrly in Indonesia, below are some some videos & interviews but these are mostly in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language).