The Santani concept of gourmet wellness cuisine follows the Ayurveda philosophy of ‘Rasa Haya’, meaning six tastes. This unique concept is centred on taste-based nutrition, as opposed to nutrient-based nutrition. Santani’s modern approach to this traditional concept comprises fresh foods representing the six Ayurvedic tastes – sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent. This time-tested practice ensures that all major nutrients are included, and prioritised according to your Ayurvedic body type.

‘Rasa’ is the Sanskrit word for taste, essence or flavour, a sensation perceived by the gustatory system. Taste is the very first impression formed over the tongue ‘Rasanendriya’, when eating or drinking it plays the most important role in satiating one’s palate. Ayurveda describes six types of tastes (Rasas); sweet (Madhura), sour (Amla), salt (Lavana), pungent (Katu), bitter (Tikta) and astringent (Kashya). We need all 6 to be healthy and consumed in the correct order for it to be effective. Every meal at Santani is created with this philosophy in mind, so that every guest is left truly satiated after every meal.

Rasa Haya can be even more effective when applied along with your Ayurveda body type (dosha). To reach an optimum state of health, understanding your individual constitution or your Ayurveda body type (dosha) is also essential, as your ideal diet should incorporate all six tastes according to your body type in the quantities each dosha dictates. The order remains the same, however, quantities of each of the 6 tastes differ according to your body and its needs.

At Santani the intelligent eating concept of Rasa Haya ensures your body receives nutrition based on its individual needs, with the 6 tastes pacifying the energies within you, bringing your body into a perfect state of balance and harmony.


A Personalised

Your experience at Santani includes a personalised approach to gourmet wellness cuisine. In place of a printed menu for everyone, Santani’s experienced, internationally trained chefs prepare your healthy natural dishes according to a custom meal plan created in coordination with the Head of Wellness and Santani’s in-house Ayurvedic doctor based upon your health goals and physical condition. Personalised meal plans draw upon the most recent scientific research.

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