7 Menu Recommendations at Gubug Makan Mang Engking for Your Stomach’s Satisfaction
For Indonesians, the name Gubug Makan Mang Engking is surely not unfamiliar. It is established all the way back in 2002 by Engking Sodikin who is known by his nickname “Mang Engking”. The seafood restaurant has 22 branches in 2021, 6 of them around the Jakarta area. Gubug Makan Mang Engking is favoured by city-dwellers for their rural atmosphere in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. They feature a traditional Sundanese architecture with a spatial planning concept in the form of separate huts around large fish ponds. Furthermore, their food and beverages aren’t to be doubted, either. Gubug Makan Mang Engking serves a variety of both seafood and non-seafood Sundanese dishes, all made with fresh ingredients and love. Here at Flokq we have 7 menu recommendations at Gubug Makan Mang Engking.
1. Udang Bakar Madu
At the top of our list of menu recommendations at Gubung Makan Mang Engking is their famous Udang Bakar Madu. This menu is recommended by nearly every customer of Gubung Makan Mang Engking on the internet for both the taste and the portion of the dish. Featuring large prawns grilled to perfection with a honey glaze, this menu recommendation is fit not just for adults who love Sundanese cuisine, but for children, as well. For the spice lovers, you don’t need to worry. You can enjoy this dish by pairing it with their sambal or their chili sauce, including their famous terasi dadak sambal. Their standard honey-grilled prawns only come at a cost of Rp129.000, but if you’re feeling fancy, you should definitely try their king honey-grilled prawns, costing for Rp330.000 per portion, perfect for your whole family.
2. Kepiting Saus Padang
Another one for the seafood lovers! Of course, we can’t make a list of menu recommendations at Gubug Makan Mang Engking without featuring the beloved crabs. At Gubug Makan Engking, they serve various crab dishes, but we recommend Kepiting Saus Padang for those who would like a combination of Padangnese and Sundanese taste. Suited for the spice lovers, these Padangnese sauce-glazed crabs come with an option of a king crab, a standard crab, and a lemuri crab, in which the standard one cost for Rp172.000 and the king one cost for Rp410.000 per portion. If you’re missing the seaside, order Gubug Makan Mang Engking’s Kepiting Saus Padang with a fresh drink. Your stomach will surely thank you later.
3. Ayam Serundeng
If you’re not the biggest fan of seafood, but visiting Gubug Makan Mang Engking with your family or friends, we have you covered. Ayam Serundang is also featured on our list of menu recommendations at Gubug Makan Mang Engking, which is a dish that serves fried chicken that is sprinkled with serundeng. Their serundeng gives an added tastiness to their fried chicken, which is already mouth-watering as itself. Kids who are fussy with seafood could also enjoy this dish by pairing it with warm rice and a Sundanese dessert after. Don’t forget to order your favoured chili sauce along with this dish to enjoy it more! Plus, this dish only costs Rp100.000, and it can still be shared with your family or friends!
4. Gurame Bakar Kecap
We’re going back to their specialization, which is seafood, on our list of menu recommendations at Gubung Makan Mang Engking. If you’re a fan of gurame or carp fish, be sure to try one of Gubug Makan Mang Engking’s gurame dishes. The one we recommend if their Gurame Bakar Kecap. At only Rp105.000, this menu features a perfectly grilled carp fish, glazed with sweet soy sauce and served alongside fresh vegetables. For those who aren’t big fans of spices, this menu is perfect for you. Don’t worry; like any other dish, you can also order Gurame Bakar Kecap with a side of their chili sauce. Which one do you think is best to be paired with Gurame Bakar Kecap? Is it their terasi dadak chili sauce, cobek chili sauce, or tomato chili sauce?
5. Iga Lada Hitam
This dish combines the taste of smokiness from the grill and the kick from the black pepper. Hence, our list of menu recommendations at Gubug Makan Mang Engking wouldn’t be complete without their Iga Lada Hitam. Iga Lada Hitam is another non-seafood dish at Gubug Makan Mang Engking we recommend for their customers. This dish is especially perfect for those who are fans of beef. At Rp115.000, this menu features ribs that are grilled to perfection and generously-seasoned with black pepper. They also serve this dish with a side of fresh vegetables. So, you can take a non-spicy bite in between eating the tasty ribs. For this dish’s portion, we recommend you to have It all by yourself so you won’t have to fight with your meal partners for the last piece of rib!
6. Cumi Goreng Tepung
Ah, the famous calamari. This dish is a favourite amongst both children and adults for its tastiness and crispiness. Perfect as a side dish, Gubug Makan Mang Engking’s Cumi Goreng Tepung costs for Rp61.000. This menu features floured calamari that is fried to perfection to be shared with you and your meal partners. As Gubug Makan Mang Engking only uses fresh ingredients, you can expect this dish to be even tastier than your usual calamari.
7. Kelapa Muda Utuh + Gula
Last but not least, a beverage recommendation. Whatever you’re having as your main dish at Gubug Makan Mang Engking, we recommend you to enjoy it with this drink! Their Kelapa Muda Utuh + Gula is exactly what it says on the menu, which is a whole coconut served with ice and liquid sugar. At Rp28.000, this drink is perfect on hot days, and suitable to be paired with any food!
So, if you’re craving delicious Sundanese food, what are you waiting for? Visit there nearest Gubung Makan Mang Engking branch this weekend, and order one of our menu recommendations at Gubug Makan Mang Engking! We know you won’t regret it.