This one is a story of family and humbling success. If you are fond of weekend markets, then you are probably familiar with Legazpi Sunday Market wherein you will not only be able to find local and handmade crafts, but also a ton of different food concepts that would surely have your eyes teased and your mouth watering.
That being said, Warung Kapitolyo, a gorgeous restaurant in Kapitolyo, Pasig highlighting the delicious Indonesian cuisine and owned by sisters Tess and Louh, actually started in Legazpi Sunday Market. It was the year 2006 and they are actually called Warung Warung, which was inspired from the idea of tusok-tusok and Warung actually meaning Carenderia, when the beautiful Indonesian food concept was warmly welcomed by Legazpi Sunday Market goers and is still being admired by many until now as they are going 12 years in that refreshing weekend market.
Fast forward to 2013, when sisters Tess and Louh started planning for a full blown restaurant as they saw great potential in Warung Warung, 2014 when they finally found a place that would be a great home to what is now called Warung Kapitolyo, and then come 2016 when, at long last, operations started and the restaurant’s doors were opened to the waiting public.
And of course, we do not want to keep you waiting as well as to what you can definitely have here at Warung Kapitolyo, so sit back as they may have a minimal menu, but their dishes are sure delectable and made just like how their children want it.
You can start with something that is an easy eat and an easy fave, their Sate Ayam (Php 195) are tasty chicken skewers cooked over coals, lightly bathed in peanut sauce, which will give your palate a quaint yummy blend of savory and sweet that is of pure enjoyment.
Follow that one with another crowd favorite, their Martabak Telur (Php 395) is a texture-filled, flavor-filled dish as this one is crispy pan fried crepe stuffed with egg, ground beef, and onion leeks. This is truly is a lovely treat that you won’t be able to resist.
Next to that is one that would really be great with a fave staple dish among Pinoys which is rice, their Ayam Penyet (Half Php 250 | Whole Php 450) is sambal smashed fried chicken and it is truly a delight in each bite as this one is not only tender, but downright delicious as well!
Another beefy gift that Warung Kapitolyo has for you and one that you should really not miss out on is their Beef Rendang (Php 375) which is a hearty, sumptuous serving of tender chunks of beef, slow cooked in a mixture of spices and coconut milk.
Having a bunch of meaty treats, you might also be in the looks for some veggie goodness. Good thing Warung Kapitolyo has some, one of which is their Tumis Kacang Panjang (Php 145) which is a flavorful plate of fresh string beans sautéed with sambal that will have you wanting for more.
After that you can go for some fresh bounty from the sea, Warung Kapitolyo’s Ikan Pepes (Php 210) is a lovely order of tasty grilled fish and spices wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf. Each mouthful of this one will bring you to a level of joy and lightness you have been craving for.
Now, of course, all this is again best paired with what can be a dish that any Pinoy cannot live with – rice. Their Nasi Goreng (Php 185) which is Indonesian-style fried rice can actually be a stand alone dish as it can be enjoyed on its own, but then again, you can also have it paired with other oh so yum Indonesian dishes of theirs.
And to top that all off with a sweet, revitalizing kiss, you can have one of their desserts that would go great with the hot weather, such as their Es Teler (Php 145) which is a hefty glass of shaved ice with avocado (seasonal), langka, and condensed milk. A serving of this one can actually be shared, but if you want to have it all to yourself, then you happily can and should.
Warung Kapitolyo is no doubt such a lovely restaurant to dine in, especially when you are to eat with your loved ones. They surely got a huge space for you, your friends, and your fambam as they can accommodate up to 175 hungry folks that want to experience happiness in every spoonful, every mouthful, and plate they get to finish up.
Also, you definitely will be getting a taste of authenticity as not only sisters, Tess and Louh, lived in Indonesia for 15 and 28 years accordingly, but also because their ingredients came all the way from Indonesia, even practicing a farm to table concept for you to indulge and delight in.
Warung Kapitolyo also hold events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and whatnot as they have different function rooms, that are of different sizes, which can tend to whatever you want and need to achieve.
Other than that, you can also get to experience their promise of authentic Indonesian cuisine at Open Kitchen Sheridan wherein they are called Warung Express, so be sure to check them out there as well.
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Address: 83 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila
Contact Number: 0917 800 9158
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays to Sundays 12PM to 9PM, closed on Mondays