Thursday, January 12, 2017

First Bite: Warung Kapitolyo

I hardly frequent Kapitolyo these past months but when I do, I always notice the numerous cars parked in front of Warung, an Indonesian restaurant that opened a several months back. It sure made me curious as the place seemed to be packed every lunch and dinner. But I’m always hungry whenever I visit Kapitolyo and I lack the patience to wait for a table. Luckily, I passed by this place again around 2 pm on a weekday and my mom and I had the place all to ourselves! 

Hello, Warung Kapitolyo!
This restaurant seems to be an old house converted into a spacious and well-designed restaurant. Upon entering the dining hall, I noticed the beautiful dangling lighting fixtures and wooden window panes that made the frustrated interior designer in me jump with glee.
I’m not exactly familiar with Indonesian cuisine but the overlap of Asian dishes made me feel comfortable with ordering Sate Ayam (PHP195), Ikan Pepes (PHP210), Nasi Goreng (PHP185) and Soto Ayam (PHP190). For drinks, I got Cucumer Shake (PHP95) while my mom ordered Coconut Shake (PHP95).
First served were our drinks which were perfect thirst quenchers! 
I loved that our drinks were not that sweet and were very refreshing to combat the intense afternoon heat.

Service was fast as all of our dishes were served in less than 15 minutes. 
Sate Ayam is probably my favorite that day as its tender chicken bits were barbecued to perfection! 
I also loved the generous sauce coating that gave each bite a punch of peanut taste!
I wasn’t too crazy with Soto Ayam or the traditional Indonesian yellow spicy chicken soup as it tasted just like your usual chicken sotanghon with hard boiled egg, only it was a bit spiced. 
I did appreciate though that the chili sauce was served on the side. I find it a thoughtful touch for those who could not enjoy spicy food.
The Nasi Goreng was another story though as it was divine! I loved how well the rice was cooked and how it was beautifully complemented by the perfectly fried sunny side up egg and cracklings for texture. 
Ikan Pepes was pretty good too. The steamed and grilled tilapia wrapped in banana leaf may not be as flavorful as the other dishes but it gave a bit of spicy curry kick which I liked. 
We would have ordered desserts too but I was hoping to drop by this coffee shop along Sheridan so we decided to skip the sweet endings. 
Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. I liked most of the dishes served and the ambiance was perfect for a nice catch up with family and friends. Warung Warung also has three function rooms for private events and spacious parking space to boot! 

Warung Kapitolyo is located at 83 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Warung Kapitolyo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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