Warung Kapitolyo: A Taste of Indonesia in Pasig City
Imagine walking into a little piece of Indonesia in Pasig City.
Warung Kapitolyo, a new restaurant on East Capitol Drive in Pasig City, feels like a cozy Indonesian home. Sisters Louh Decena and Tess Doctora lived in Jakarta, Indonesia for many years, and have always wanted to share their love of Indonesian cooking when they moved back to Manila. Having a stall in the Sunday Legaspi Market for eight years, they then built what they imagined to be an extension of their Indonesian home in the city.
Like Coming Home
According to Louh’s son, Imman, “warung” is an Indonesian word that means “a type of small family-owned business.” This is exactly what sets Warung Kapitolyo apart. “It’s the hands-on approach that the two owners have,” explains Imman. “For the two sisters, they see Warung Kapitolyo as an extension of their home, and the customers are their guests. They continue to improve on their dishes, and really take to heart what their customers say.”
When asked to describe his home in Indonesia, Imman says it was “nothing out of the ordinary except for one thing: his mom’s expertise in the kitchen. “She would whip out the best dishes. Dinners were always a treat. And probably the reason why my brothers and I were so fat back when we were younger!”
When you experience what Imman calls “probably the most authentic Indonesian experience in terms of food and ambience that you will find here in Manila,” you can expect the food to be delicious. “We wanted to keep it as simple as possible and focus on dishes that Indonesia is known for,” says Imman, “but keeping in mind the Filipino palate.”
When you find yourself in Warung, here are some customer favorites to try: martabak telur (a pan-fried crepe stuffed with fresh vegetables and ground beef), sate ayam (grilled, skewered chicken with peanut sauce), ikan bakar (grilled fish bathed in different spices), and gado-gado (tofu, fresh vegetables, and crackers tossed together in peanut dressing).
The desserts are just as mouthwatering. There are the different shaved ice choices with various toppings, and griddle pancakes (with or without chocolate syrup). Don’t also pass up on the Indonesian fruitshakes and teas to complete your authentic experience.
Feels Like Indonesia
You can also get great Asian design ideas by visiting Warung Kapitolyo. In fact, the beautiful decorations in the restaurant aren’t just imported from Indonesia. Imman adds, “Most of the items are taken directly from our family home, and accumulated from more than 20 years of living in Indonesia. An interior designer just put it all together.”
Warung proves to be a great place for Indonesian gastronomic (and design) inspiration. And if you live in Portico, an Alveo condo for sale in Pasig, you too can mix up items from your family home with a few new pieces for a great Southeast Asian design aesthetic.
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