After my senior year of college, my friends and I decided to go to Bali, Indonesia as our way of celebrating four years of hard work and toil. Bali was beautiful—the beaches were pristine, the waves were high, the temples were amazing, and the people were kind. But after spending a week in Bali, I was missing only one thing—the food.
Fortunately, I did manage to find a quaint restaurant based in Kapitolyo, Pasig City that specializes in Indonesian cuisine: Warung Warung.
It’s no secret that Warung Warung’s Indonesian cuisine is a total gamechanger, given the number of cars parked outside the restaurant in the pre-pandemic days. The restaurant is a big, seemingly old house with a beautiful interior. The owners did not skimp on design, installing several lights and huge breezy windows in the property.
The interior of the restaurant is well-decorated but not intimidating. Its warm ambiance welcomes each and every customer. The staff is particularly accommodating, engaging in polite but sincere conversation and leaving a plate of delicious cracklings to waiting customers. These cracklings are oh so hard to resist, and are promptly refilled when the bowl is empty. But don’t get too excited! Remember to leave some space for the main feast.
Warung Warung has a wide variety of dishes on their menu. Here are some of their best-sellers.
A plate of five beef skewers, covered in peanut sauce. This dish perfectly mimics what my friends and I ate in Bali. Eating it prompted warm memories of the shining sun and beautiful waves. The meat is barbecued to perfection, with just the right about of char and heat. There was just enough peanut sauce, not too much to overpower the beef but also not too little that you’re left dissatisfied.
Ayam Goren Ibu Wiwiek
Indonesian style fried chicken that is accompanied with huge crackling flakes. The skin is thin but crispy, and is perfectly paired with its signature spicy sauce.
Noodles topped with a rich sunny side up egg, garlic, and onions.
A tofu and egg dish that includes raw cabbage, shallots, and toge. The peanut sauce pulls the dish together, and gives it that distinct Indonesian flavor.
Complementing the entrees is Nasi Goreng, fried rice wit fried egg and more crackling flakes. The crispy texture of the cracklings pairs deliciously with the soft rice and egg.
Of course, what is a meal without dessert? Warung’s Martabak manis is to die for. It is a pancake type of dessert. Its trifecta of different dairy products such as milk, cheese, and butter ensures this dessert has just the right amount of sweetness that balances out its salty components.
And for those who can’t go out just yet, Warung Warung is, thankfully, available for delivery! Refer to deets below to order!
- Business name: Warung Warung
- Address: #83 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila
- Contact number: Please message Tita Louh directly +63 917 800 9158 or Tita Tess +63 917 534 7089 to order
- Operating hours: Daily, 11 AM to 5 PM
- FB Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/warungwarungph/
- Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/jeqbgGeKMaZ168F3A
- Order through: Grab/Lalamove/Angkas