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You know that you’re eating authentic Indonesian cuisine when a good number of patrons at the restaurant are well, Indonesian. Case in point: Restoran Garuda in Legaspi Village, Makati.
Hailed as “Indonesia’s most popular restaurant”, the chain has branches in Medan, Jakarta, Singapore and now Manila. The owners brought the chain here to the Philippines in order to introduce real Indonesian food to their Southeast Asian neighbors.
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The interiors of the restaurant fashion some cool and modern artwork on the walls. The seats are cushioned and comfy for long stays while the colorful choices of wall art are the perfect prelude to the explosion of flavor that Restoran Garuda has in store.
While Filipinos are not unfamiliar favorites like Nasi Goreng, Restoran Garuda is transporting you straight to Indonesia with their very authentic flavors and recipes. All of the ingredients are carefully selected and flown in from Indonesia and are, of course, halal-certified.
Stir Fried Tempeh
An Indonesian staple! Soy cake strips and string beans tossed in an Indonesian stir fry sauce *seasonal
What makes Indonesian cuisine so unique are the complex flavors used. Whether it’s a sambal or sate, hours and hours of preparation go into what you thought was a simple sauce.
A savory pancake with minced meat combined with egg and Indonesian spices, pan fried to a perfect crisp. Available in chicken or beef.
Garuda’s signature dish. Your choice of meat simmered in fresh coconut milk and traditional Indonesian spices-cooked for hours to immerse you in all its flavors.
For those of you who are afraid of burning your tongues off, the food at Restoran Garuda does come on the spicer side, but you can have the spice levels customized to your liking. No need to worry about drowning your taste buds with water here!
Nasi Goreng Packet
Nasi Goreng, Sate (choice of chicken, beef, vegetarian, tofu sate), Fried Egg, Pickled Vegetables, Krupuk
Restaurants in the Legazpi Village area tend to be on the pricey side but that’s not the case at Garuda. You can get a full meal, or packet, for just P199 and trust us when we say it’s got all the bells and whistles to it.
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Ayam Goreng Garuda
Garuda’s version of the classic half fried chicken topped with coconut flakes
Fun Fact: You can also Make-Your-Own-Packet and that comes with a glass of houseblend iced tea.
Sizzling traditional fried rice topped with a tangy pepper sauce. Yum!
All of the dishes on the menu are considered Indonesian favorites and unlike many international franchises that make it to Philippine shores, Restoran Garuda made no exceptions and kept all the flavors as authentic as possible.
Refreshingly light and fluffy chiffon cake infused with pandan goodness
Jakarta’s most popular roadside dessert. Nutella, cheese and butter in a sandwich that’s crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. It’s then smothered with mozzarella cheese, condensed milk and chocolate sauce. Also available in Vegetarian Menu
Salted Caramel Cake
Moist chocolate cake smothered with a salted caramel fudge. An all-time favorite.
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