Pop-Up Info & Ordering
From a driveway pop-up to the LA Times 101 Best Restaurants, Bungkus Bagus has been driven by a longing to share the food of our childhood overseas. For us, there’s a singular joy in savoring warm rice, salty fish and a spoonful of sambal on the steps of our dad’s carving shop in Ubud. We’ve dreamt of a bridge between our two worlds, a way to bottle that bliss. Through our pop-ups and products, we've made that vision a reality. We hope you enjoy our love letter to Bali, to the people and place that shaped us.
Terima kasih dan ayo makan!
— Celene & Tara Carrara
How do pop-ups work?
We pop up every 2-3 weeks in our Glendale driveway. During a pop-up week, pre-order opens on Monday at 6 PM and closes Thursday at midnight. You’ll place an order for your food, then come pick it up anytime between 4:30 - 6:30 PM on Friday. The location address will be shared in your confirmation email.
What's With the Name?
Bungkus (boong-koos) = "wrap/package/to-go"
Bagus (bah-goose) = "good"
We make delicious Indonesian goodies that come in beautiful packages.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Nasi Bungkus, or "rice to-go," is a classic Indonesian lunch (and our personal favorite comfort meal). Here are the nine dishes wrapped inside our signature banana leaf bundle.
Fragrant steamed rice made with coconut milk, lemongrass, pandan and galangal
Tender coconut chicken curry, simmered for four hours
Fried soy bean cake in a sweet and spicy glaze
Long beans and bean sprouts with toasted coconut and kencur
Hard-boiled egg marinated in tamari and topped with chili paste
A taste of our addicting, all-purpose fried shallot, garlic and chili topping
Bali-style salted peanuts
Traditional dried pork garnish
Seasoned, toasted coconut
Desserts & Sides
Bouncy rainbow rice layer cakes - peel the layers! (pictured above)
Bubur Ketan Hitam
Black “forbidden” rice porridge with sweet & salty coconut milk
A 4 oz jar of our addicting, all-purpose fried shallot, garlic and chili topping
A drinkable dessert with coconut milk, palm sugar syrup, pandan jellies, red bean and jackfruit
Krupuk Tempe Chips
Crunchy, airy chips with bits of soybean. Strangely satisfying!
Sweetened jasmine tea, served chilled
Allergy Info & Modifications
You can request your Nasi Bungkus to be vegan or vegetarian (we’ll sub in our jackfruit curry), gluten-free, without Sambal Goreng (less spicy), without pork, and/or without peanuts. Everything else on our menu is gluten-free and dairy-free as-is.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate soy allergies.