Have you ever felt hungry when it's late midnight? Unless you're always prepared and stocked a bunch of snacks in the house, well going for a stroll looking for a place to eat might be an alternative (unless you want to ignore that hunger).
This happened to me when I was sleeping over at a friend's house. Yeah, it was weekeend and we boys like to stay late and watch football. The game had ended about an hour after midnight and I was quite hungry. I'm not the type of guy who would ignore rumbling stomach.
But anyway, my friend's house is located at Kelapa Gading, and at that time he suggested me to get a light meal at Ropita ACI Gading.
I arrived there around 1 AM and OMG it was so packed.
So let's start ordering, I'm hungry!
Indomie Rebus Telor & Indomie Goreng Telor - Rp. 9.000/each.
I, myself, am a big fan of this instant noodle. At Ropita ACI Gading, they served this noodle not only with chinese cabbage, egg, and fried onions, but also with emping. So the slightly bitter taste from the emping in my opinion matched perfectly with the savoriness from the noodle. You can also request to add bird's eye chillis (cabai rawit) in the noodle to give it a spicy flavor. But careful not to bite on the chilli though.
Bubur Ayam Telor - Rp. 13.000.
Ropita - Rp. 11.000.
Nasi Goreng Bakso Rp. 13.000 + Telor Ceplok Rp. 3.000.
For my palate that day, the egg had some salty parts. I guess the salt wasn't sprinkled evenly. The fried rice itself tasted not bad. The pepper was quite strong though. The meatballs were quite generous.
Nasi Goreng Ayam Rp. 15.000 + Telor Ceplok Rp. 3.000.
I guess I have tried all the kinds of food offered here from porridge, fried rice, bread, and the noodles. So now let's try their beverages.
Es Sprite Susu - Rp. 8.000.
Susu Ovaltine - Rp. 8.000.
Juice Melon - Rp. 8.000.
Es Teh Manis - Rp. 3.000.
Overall conclusion, it's a nice and affordable "warung tenda" where you can get a good light meal and hang out with friends.
No wonder why this place could get so packed.
The foods I tried was good, and none of them were disappointing. And also the affordable price tags can be another plus to get me to come here next time.
The only downside is that you have to watch out for mosquito bites. Just make sure to wear trousers so you won't get bite marks on your feet.
Keep on chewing!
Ropita ACI Gading
Jl. Raya Kelapa Hibrida Blok RA 3 No. 28
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara