I actually first caught wind of WarongIndo when I saw one of my colleagues posting on FB about visiting it during its opening at Tampines. I made plans to visit it as soon as possible but as usual, a busy schedule is always the best excuse to put things off right?
Well, my darling wife mentioned to that a friend had eaten there recently and was raving about the food.
Okay no more excuses – it’s time for some Indo cuisine.
One extremely big plus for me is that it’s in the East. It’s in Tampines in fact. Near my in-laws’ place some more!Woo hoo!!
You can start of your Indo meal with a favourite Indo starter – kerupuk!!
The usual choice of Belinjau or Prawn crackers awaits you. But weirdly – it didn’t come with any sambal…
|Ayam Balado ($5.50)|
The dish that my darling wife’s friend was raving about was actually the Ayam Balado so that’s what my darling wife decided to order because she’s all for the spicy food. Plus, she was hoping for a better ‘Balado experience’ after the disaster we had in Melacca.
So you get a nice piece of tender chicken completely smothered in the Balado with rice and tahu/tempeh.
Is your mouth watering yet?
My darling wife simply enjoyed this dish. It was not as spicy as she expected but still very very tasty nonetheless and she knows how hard it is to find good Balado nowadays. (Mum’s cooking does not count!)
The portion itself is just nice for one person so you big eaters will still have space for some side orders.
|Ayam Panggang ($5.50)|
As tempted as I was to go for the Ayam Penyet or the Bakso, I decided on the Ayam Panggang instead.
Healthy choice kaper?!?! 😛
Same serving comes with white rice and the tahu/tempeh combo and a slice of cucumber.
In this case, it also comes with a side of sambal which, by the taste, I reckon they also serve with the Ayam Penyet version.
The sambal at WarungIndo has a nice taste and goes well with the chicken. But for those of you fire-eaters, be informed that it’s not as spicy as you’d probably like. But this is good news for everyone else who doesn’t mind a milder sambal.
The Ayam Panggang itself is roasted simply with minimal seasoning. The major taste factor comes from the sweet black sauce which they cover the chicken with after the roasting is done. Typical Indo-style ayam panggang with nice and tender chicken.
|Calamansi with Sour Plum ($1.70) and Soda Gembira ($2.00)|
And to wash it all down, we ordered some favourites.
The Calamansi with Sour Plum was very refreshing. The Calamansi was not overpoweringly sour and the plum gave it a nice tang. Definitely very cool and tasty drink to go with your meal.
You all know my obsession with Soda Gambira right?
Well unfortunately this one was kinda lacking. Or maybe it was just my own expectations set too high?
It seemed to be lacking the sweet bandung taste…
Well, an interesting thing to note – they have Kopi Luwak on the menu!!
Ayam Panggang 3/5 — Soda Gembira 2.5/5
Ayam Balado 3.5/5 — Calamansi with Sour Plum 4.5/5
I can tell you I’m definitely going to go back to WarungIndo.
There are a few items on the menu I simply MUST try… like… Bakso and also the Indomie!!
But a word of advice, certain items on the menu are only available on weekends.
For example, the Sayur Asam, Satay and the chicken wings only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Plus – check out their weekday lunch specials which come with complimentary soup!
Blk 201D Tampines Street 21 #01-1171
11.30am til 11.30pm Daily