Warung Indo brings the unique taste of Indonesian cuisine to the Philippines

July 09, 2018

Warung Indo is definitely for you if you want to try the unique taste of Indonesian cuisine.

Warung Indo offers flavorful Indonesian and Chinese fares that will beckon you to return. The food here tastes delicious; they are unlike the other items that we usually get to try in similar Asian restaurants.

Nasi goreng and chicken satay at Warung Indo
Nasi goreng and chicken satay

Warung Indo brings the unique taste of Indonesian cuisine to the Philippines

    Our experience at Warung Indo

    I honestly do not know how Indonesian cuisine tastes like and I guess most Filipinos would agree with me that they, too, are unfamiliar with it. 

    My only concept of it is that it's spicy but that's about as far as my knowledge goes. So when Khris and I saw this restaurant called Warung Indo along San Agustin Street at Salcedo Village, we were instantly interested to try it.

    This is actually one of our two beloved restaurant discoveries along that street, the other one being Sultan Mediterranean Grill. The restaurant itself stands in an unassuming location, it can almost be considered as a hole-in-the-wall establishment. 

    Nonetheless, it’s really hard to ignore Warung Indo because of the delicious aroma that wafts out of its doors. In fact, we still smell this mouth-watering scent each time we cross San Agustin Street. Part of its magic to lure foodies inside, I guess.  

    Its interiors are small, save for a few decorations adorning its walls. There are only a few wooden tables inside so it cannot really accommodate big groups of diners. Nothing too fancy with Warung Indo, even the menus are laminated printed cardboards that you often see in carinderias.

    I have heard though that they have recently redecorated their interiors but we have yet to pay them another visit. 

    The food

    As we had expected, there was nothing familiar in the menu so we relied on the descriptions to get an idea on what the food was all about. It made deciding hard but, at the same time, it lent credence to the authenticity of the array of food in the list.

    Seafood curry at Warung Indo
    Seafood curry

    What's notable is the absence of pork dishes, which is understandable because Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country. We settled on dishes that did not sound too risky. 

    We ordered Nasi Goreng (Special Fried Rice) with Chicken Satay (P225) which was basically grilled chicken on skewers and served with peanut sauce. We also had Seafood Curry (P250), just to balance out the flavors, and Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup (P180).
    The Nasi Goreng with Chicken Satay was huge; it was like four cups of rice served with scrambled egg, and fish crackers. 

    It can feed anybody with a huge appetite or, in our case, two hungry people. This was really good and filling. The rice was flavorful; I really loved it with the scrambled egg. The chicken satay was smoky and tender, and the slightly sweet and salty peanut sauce complemented the flavors of the chicken.

    The Seafood Curry was nicely creamy and slightly spicy. I am not really a curry fan but I wanted to try a seafood version to see how it was like. 

    I would definitely say it was good, especially because it had generous helpings of squid, shrimp, and fish. I found the flavors mellower as compared to curried meats. The servings were also hefty and did not disappoint.

    Chicken and Mushroom noodle soup at Warung Indo
    Chicken and Mushroom noodle soup

    The steaming Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup, meanwhile, provided a respite in between spoonful of the rich flavors of the Nasi Goreng and the curry. 

    Even so, the hot soup with its generous toppings was flavorsome. Again, one bowl of this soup was big enough for sharing. This came with a sambal sauce, which I also instantly liked.

    Sambal sauce is a spicy paste made from chilies, garlic, fish sauce, palm sugar, lime juice, and sometimes, vinegar. It was no doubt spicy but the flavors of the other ingredients were apparent. 

    Our verdict

    The food at Warung Indo is definitely something that would entice us to return. We like that the taste is amazing and the servings are big. In terms of price, Warung Indo also provides good value for money.

    We have not been back to Warung Indo for quite some time though. Nonetheless, we are excited to try out the new items in the menu as well as to see Warung Indo's newly-renovated interiors.

    Warung Indo is located at LPL Manor, Ground Floor, San Agustin, Salcedo Village, Makati City. If you have inquiries, you may call them at 0926 705 5507.
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    1. The name of the recipes itself sounds delicious sir 😍🥰

    2. What a nice verdict to Indonesian food. I know nothing about it,but you defined it perfectly. Now I'm into adventures of flavours and textures if different Asian dishes

    3. I'm not also familiar with Indonesian foods but while reading this blog and looking at these pictures, I started craving. All looks and presented good. I want to try especially the Seafood Curry beacuse it was creamy and slightly spicy and since I'm fan of seafood.

    4. Done reading this blog po. Ang ganda namana po dyan Warung Indo sure na masasarap talaga ang mga foods dito kaya worth it to visit. True ako din po di familiar sa lasa ng foods ng indonesia. I really want to visit this restaurant and try their foods 🥰

    5. Honestly, never pako nakakain ng Foods ng Indonesia. Pero for sure masarap din ang pagkain nila. Sa mga picture palang din, nakakatakam na talaga, Gustong gusto ko din talaga matry ang Mga foods nila 😋😋

    6. Seafood Curry at Chicken and Mushroom Soup, picture palang parang ang sarap sarap na at sobrang nakakatKam talaga daddy ivan i really want to try this, iba tlaga ang lutuing Pinoy dami pa plang talagang pwedeng puntahan na magagandang Place at kainan.. really must visit this place hindi ka talaga bibiguin sa sarap at experience na mararanasan mo..

    7. That's really amazing if we Filipinos could have the opportunity to taste Indonesian cuisine here in our own home country. That is thanks to Warung Indo for bringing the unique taste of Indonesia Cuisine here in the Philippines. I'm sure that many people will love to try it out after they read or heard about this blog. Its really interesting.

    8. I have not tried any Indonesian dishes yet, it's nice that there's Warung Indo where we can try Indonesian cuisine. This is a must visit, I like that the foods are affordable and this will truly be a nice dining experience.