Fancy Warteg? Say whaaat?! - Jakarta

Warteg or commonly known as Warung Tegal is a very common food place that you can find almost everywhere here in Jakarta. They serve a variety of pre-cooked Indonesian dishes at a very affordable and cheap price. The downside of it, however, is that the places which are called Warteg are usually not very comfortable as they are in the form of small eating places without any air conditioner inside. And as you can imagine how hot the weather in Jakarta is, well, you would pretty much feel like you're having your meal inside a sauna.

Just recently though! I managed to find a place in Menteng, called "FAME - Food Art Menteng", which is basically a collection of Indonesian food stalls merged into one.


This FAME - Food Art Menteng consists of four restaurants / food stalls inside, namely Sate Sosial & Beer, Martabak Boss, Noodle Station and lastly Warteg Express. On this blog post, I would mostly talk about the Warteg Express, since it is the most unique one here in my opinion. We also had the satays from Sate Sosial & Beer here, so keep your eyes out for them!

My first impression upon stepping in the Warteg Express was like, "This is some fancy-ass warteg right here". The place was air-conditioned, with musics being played in the background, and also waiters / waitresses to serve you. As I am writing this post at the moment, I have already forgotten what music was being played during my visit there, but I didn't hate it, which probably meant that they were playing some pretty good music.

The whole place didn't have any warteg feel at all to it, aside from the dishes, of course, which seemed like they came straight out of any warteg outlets out there.


The system on how to order your food is pretty much the same as usual warteg:
1. You go over to the counter
2. You pick the side dishes to go with your rice
3. You take your plate of dishes and pay at the cashier

Or you can also order off their menu as well, they do have other selections of side dishes, varieties of soup, and many others there. You can also find the complete price list of the displayed pre-cooked dishes on the menu. The price ranges from around IDR 3k to IDR 75k, with an average of them mostly being around IDR 10k to IDR 30k per dish.


Honestly upon trying out the foods, they were just as what I have expected from them, nothing different from usual warteg food, only "fancier" and more comfortable in terms of the place.
Aside from the Warteg Express, I've mentioned earlier that I also tried out the satays from Sate Sosial & Beer, they have different satays here ranging from chicken satay, lamb satay, and also the beef satay. Out of those selections, I tried the chicken satay with peanut sauce and also the beef satay with coconut flakes.

 Beef Satay - IDR 7k per piece
Chicken Satay - IDR 3.5k per piece

The satays were delicious! The meats were tender and they are nicely seasoned. My favourite one would be the chicken satay with peanut sauce, with a lot of deep fried onions on top of it. Mmmhmm, yeah. The chicken satays don't have any excess fats and skins included, which is also good especially for those of you who are very concerned with your health.

Some of the seating areas:



The seating areas are quite spacious, they have outdoor seating areas where you can smoke and also the indoor area which is more comfortable as the area is air-conditioned.
Here are some more photos of the place itself and the decorations right below:


The plates and bowls with chicken and flower prints on 'em are pretty iconic and gives off a very traditional vibe.
I actually liked the concept on how they were able to transform the very down-to-earth warteg concept into a comfortable place with the overall price which isn't too expensive. It is very casual and brings a new light on the perspective on how wartegs usually are.

If you are into Indonesian foods, why not give this place a shot? 

Location:
FAME - Food Art Menteng Est.
Jl. H. Agus Salim No. 60
Jakarta Pusat 10350

Phone: +62 812-9471-691

Opening Hours: 6PM - 12AM

WiFi: Available

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