Sayur lodeh is a popular vegetable in coconut milk soup in Indonesian cuisine. Common ingredients are young jackfruit, eggplant, chayote, melinjo, long beans, tofu, tempeh all cooked in coconut milk soups and sometimes enrichen with chicken or beef stock. Sometimes green stink bean also mixed within sayur lodeh.
The origin of the dish can be traced to Javanese people of Java. It is well-known belongs within Javanese cuisine and has spread throughout Indonesia. The ingredient of Sayur Lodeh is similar to Sayur Asem, with the main difference in its soup, Sayur Lodeh is coconut milk-based while Sayur Asem is tamarind-based.