Today I will share with you about one legendary Warteg in Jakarta, Indonesia named Warteg Gang Mangga.
Fyi, Warteg (short name from Warung Tegal) is a down-to-earth street food joint that offers a lot of varieties of savoury dishes (assorted kind of savory meat, vegetables, fritters and many more), which you can choose to eat with steamed rice. It normally costs cheaper than the restaurants, yet the food taste are equally delicious, even some of them are tastier than restaurants.
To make it easier to understand, warteg in Jakarta is pretty similar like mixed rice stall in Singapore, but most of the warteg in Jakarta only sell Halal food.
Despite of that, some people still prefer to eat at the restaurants because normally warteg don’t provide air conditioner, so it’s very hot especially during afternoon and the environment is not as convenient as restaurants.
P.S.: Although warteg’s food prices are supposed to be cheaper than restaurants, this does not apply to Warteg Gang Mangga. I think because this place is so famous, they don’t mind with their prices 😂.
Because of that, my dear and I were curious to try it and to know how delicious Warteg Gang Mangga‘s food is.
We ordered two plates of meal, the first plate has rice, spicy sauce shrimp, spicy sauce squid, spicy sauce clam and petai.
I chose spicy sauce sunny side up, spicy sauce squid, grilled chicken and krechek for the second plate. I purposely didn’t request for steamed rice because my dear would share her steamed rice with me together with the dishes.
We also separately ordered their side dishes such as sayur asem, one piece of perkedel, semur jengkol and vegetable.
Most of the dishes that we tried were quite tasty. It’s quite spicy, but I still could tolerate it.
The only dish that I felt very salty was their spicy sauce squid.
Honestly if you ask me whether these dishes are super delicious? It’s indeed delicious but there are other wartegs that I prefer to eat more frequently (not because of the price, but because of their food taste).
Warteg Gang Mangga open 24 hours, but I suggest you not to visit this place at night 😬.
Name: Warteg Gang Mangga
Address: Jl. Kemurnian V No.1C, RT.15/RW.1, Glodok, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours