Jamur Crispy (IDR 15.000)For sides, I always get the deep fried crispy mushroom. These are white oyster mushrooms fried in a tempura-like batter. The crispy garlic flakes are a good complement to the flavor. Like the mains, the waiter will ask for the level of spiciness of the dish – not spicy, medium or spicy.
Iga Penyet (IDR 28.000)For mains, my first choice would always be the smashed beef ribs. This is THE dish the restaurant has built their name on. The ribs are flavorful, falling off the bone and yet very crispy. They come on ceramic plates with the typical Indonesian vegetable condiments and on top of crushed chilli. You get to choose whether you want them non-spicy, medium or spicy upon placing the order. Medium to me is spicy enough. Apart from the ribs, the deep fried gurame fish and smashed fried chicken are also worth ordering. I’ve tried the grilled beef ribs (iga bakar) before, but it was okay. If you want to try all, they have lunch set menus that includes a little bit of everything – a beef rib, chicken, tofu and tempeh (Indonesian fermented soya bean cake). Indonesians don’t really eat desserts. When they do though, they will look for something cold, usually shaved ice with something, the traditional ones being es campur, es teler, and es alpukat. I find it a bit strange that Tekko doesn’t carry any of those. What they have instead are various flavors of ice cream sundaes and a few Korean ice creams.
Bing Grae Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream Sandwich & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich (IDR 10.000 each)And there is one Korean ice cream that is surprisingly very good – Bing Grae. The outer layers are made with really soft sponge cake and they are a great contrast to the hard and cold ice cream. The most well-known and popular flavor is the Cookies n’ Cream. If you don’t like flavors that are too sweet, the chocolate is a better option. So when the question of where to eat for lunch comes up again at the office, I would gladly answer Warung Tekko. The place is cozy and conveniently located. Service is fast and the food is not only delicious but reasonably priced. The only complaint I have would be the portion size of the food. It has gotten a lot smaller in comparison to 2010, the first time I tried the restaurant.
Food 3.5/5 Ambience 2.5/5 Service 3/5 Price $ – $$Warung Tekko Pesanggrahan Jl. Pesanggrahan Raya No. 7 DE Meruya Utara, Kembangan Tel: +62 21 585 9347 Website: http://www.warung-tekko.com/home.html See website for various other locations