Authentic, indigenous, and delicious Indonesian fare

Maria Young

Oh, you haven’t heard of Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya yet? Established in 2001, Ena and Harry Widjojo initially opened Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya to cater to the abundant Indonesian migrant workers in South Philly.

As the years passed by, word spread about a small and humble hole in the wall, cantina style eatery that served a range of authentic and indigenous foods that changed daily on a steam table accompanied by smiling faces of the whole family. The family has since fully recruited daughters Diana and Maylia to run the now-booming catering business and storefront. Think hearty soups, chicken and lamb skewers, curries and stews, jasmine rice, extraordinary tempeh and tofu preparations, shrimp, fritters. Here, people can discover a place and a meal that wasn’t familiar but felt like home.



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