Warung Indo - Chinese-Indonesian Restaurant in Makati
As a foodie, I always have that constant hunger for some adventure, and so when my good friend Irsyad told me that he wanted to introduce an Indonesian-Chinese restaurant to me, I got thrilled to give it a go. Just a few days ago, we finally got the free time to visit the restaurant. It took us a while to hunt the restaurant, but we eventually did. At last, I was able to try Warung Indo, and here in this blog post, I will be sharing more about it with you.
Lack of inviting appeal
From afar, the restaurant seemed to lack that vibrance that make it more inviting. In fact, the place sort of looks intimidating from the outside. Things didn't start to improve when I got in. Lights were insufficient to illuminate the place making it feel slightly uncomfy. In other words, there was something about the ambiance that weighed down the foodie mood.
The not-so-speedy service
Service was noticeably slow, as other customers start to follow up dishes as often as it normally seem. Plus, we also felt the urge to do the same when dishes weren't still out after more than 20 minutes from the moment we ordered. However, I don't want to put much conclusion to it as the dishes here may not be as easy to prepare.
In all honesty, all of these really killed most of my excitement, although I was still being hopeful about the food especially that I noticed that the place was almost all filled up the entire time we were there. Anyway, for this night, we had one (1) appetizer and two (2) main dishes.
Corn Fritters (3 pcs) || P90
This simple appetizer was something I really enjoyed. It got this crunchiness that went well with the balanced flavor of the corn fritters. Now, if you would like to "spice" this up, you can dip it on the extra spicy dip. It's very spicy, so don't say I didn't warn you.
Special Fried Rice with Chicken Satay, Fried Egg and Prawn Crackers || P225
Nasi Goreng Dengan Sate Ayam, Telur and Kerupuk
Although slightly burnt-off on the outside, the chicken satay was juicy and tender on the inside. The taste was made more pronounced by the drizzle of the sweet and savory sauce on top suitable for the Pinoy palate. The nasi goreng also had that sweetness that apt for my taste preference. Hence, if you are just testing the waters, you may want to begin with this dish to avoid any shock for your taste buds.
Beef Randang with Rice || P400
This dish was the bomb! It got this playful spiciness that matched up excellently with the potent flavors of the beef and the sauce. The overall taste which was characterized by an exciting sharpness provided me an exhilarating adventure by electrifying the taste buds.
I do have to warn you that this dish contain strong Indonesian spices; hence, if you feel that you are not that open yet as to exploring different flavors, you may want to order with caution.
Warung Indo - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★☆
Budget: at least P350 each for a moderate to heavy dining experience for a group of at least 4
Despite my negative view about the ambiance and the service, the excitement I received from the food was enough to pull the overall experience up. Hence, if you are looking for something different to enjoy around Makati that will spice up your foodie life (both literally and figuratively), you may want to try some here.
Other restaurants in Makati that I recommend:
- 101 Hawker Food House - A Foodie Must-Try in Makati!
- Your Local - A Fancy but "a little" Expensive Restaurant in Makati City
- Bistro Pamana - Home of Fantastic Filipino Dishes, Makati
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Location: Ground Floor, LPL Manor, 116 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours daily except for Sunday
Contact No.: (02) 501 5341
Service Charge: None
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