Mangia I mistook for an Italian restaurant, for obvious reasons (if reasons are not so obvious, mangia means to eat in Italian). An adorable little joint located right next to Taco Local, Mangia dishes up a unique menu–a congregation of Indonesian and Western cuisine, including an all-day breakfast menu (don’t you just love all-day breakfast menus?). I was delightfully impressed. The decor was dainty and homey, charmingly complemented by the colorful chairs and vintage trinklets. The atmosphere was folksy, the service commandable, and the whole experience was jolly.
Even though we ordered just 3 dishes–2 main courses and 1 appetizer, I could tell they actually put care into preparing the food. The Swedish House Meatballs–a spin-off Swedish House Mafia–was almost the replica of the famed Ikea Swedish Meatballs. Remember how good those were?? Okay, these aren’t as good, but they’ll satisfy your meatball craving. Oh, and the gravy was rich and delish and imperative to mention–served generously, To top that off, a dollop of strawberry jam to balance out the savory and sweet. The Nasi Jeruk Sambal Dori is also a recommended dish–a ton of different spices combined to create a flavorful, sweet-to-the-smell and yummy-to-the-tongue situation.
The only thing I wish was I could’ve sampled more. The “ugly brownie” is on my list for my next visit. Price wise, you are looking at spending in the range of 60k-100k per person–a fair price in my book. Anyway, the future plan is to savour Taco Local‘s burritos and then hop on to Mangia for some sweets and drinks. Enjoy!
Spinach Croquette | 28K
Nasi Jeruk Sambal Dori | 39K
Mixed white rice, orange leaf, and herbs topped a fried dory fillet.
Beef meatballs and creamy mashed potato smothered in gravy, and a side of strawberry jam.
Jl. Panglima Polim V No. 38
Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Mon – Sun: 8 AM – 10 PM