Nasi Goreng Gila Gondrong – Indonesian All Time Comfort Food

Hi there fellow Nommerz ! This time we are back with a short review of something that is famous in this very country, Indonesia. None other than our go-to comfort food, Nasi Goreng or Fried Rice in english.

Commonly fried rice in Indonesia has a lot of variety, starting from the condiments, the cooking process, and spices used. However one thing we know for sure, Kecap Manis (Sweet Soya Sauce) is compulsory in every Nasi Goreng all across the islands in Indonesia.
As for today, we are going to talk specifically about the popular Nasi Goreng Gila (fried rice served with chopped meatballs and sausages those are processed using their own special sauce) that is often raved among supper enthusiast which located in Menteng. Yes, it is Nasi Goreng Gila Gondrong, the perfect meal for dinner and supper. We’ve been wanting to try this since last year but whenever we went there, it was closed. However, since its not a restaurant so it doesnt have any opening hours, but if you wanted to try it you should be there above 07:00 PM and we are not actually sure when it closes.
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Nasi Goreng Gila Gondrong’s Gerobak

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Cooking Space

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Dining Space
The first 2 pictures is the place and gerobak where Bang Gondrong (the owner) cooks and plates your dishes. The third picture with the sideways is the dining place. You have chairs to sit on, but if you prefer to stand up, or you want to enjoy your Nasi Goreng inside your car that would be okay. Well usually people order the Nasi Goreng and eat it in their car to prevent mosquitos from biting them. 
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A Plate of Nasi Goreng Gila Gondrong
So this is the Nasi Goreng we ordered (Rp.20K), it was served with an egg ( and of course with some crackers) and you can choose how you want your egg, its either sunny side up or fried egg (we prefer sunny side up egg that is half-cooked).You can also request them to not put any egg in your Nasi Goreng. The Nasi Goreng itself has 3 levels of spiciness; not spicy, medium, or spicy. Tastewise we didnt expect it to be just okay, because from what we heard, this Nasi Goreng is so great that people could eat up to 3 plates alone. After hearing about this Nasi Goreng we decided to try and it was actually okay but it didnt meet our expectation. If you are planning to try it we suggest you to not expect too much because you might get dissapointed. In conclusion, it was a pleasant dinner, but just the fact that people really brag about it, we really pole up our expectation.


A: Jl. Besuki, Menteng – Central Jakarta


O: Everyday, Above 7PM

R: $

Hope that you enjoyed reading our new short post, stay tune for more and stay hungry 😀
Have a blessed day everyone!

Nasi Goreng Gila Gondrong Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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