Soto dan Sop Cak Nur: Don't let your cholesterol down ;)
Well, my good friend Yung Yung is absolutely "gila makan" or simply said as Great-Big-Eater. He knows anywhere good place to have meals. And it's becomes a special meal tour everytime I go to Jogja. And the latest in his map is Soto and Sop Cak Nur. High cholesterol [euhhh, I am sorry, but it's delicious] soup [light without coconut milk or with coconut milk called soto] with diced meat plus assortment that we can mention like liver ... plus plus plus.
But not to be missed is the resto itself: in the heart of padi field. I like the scenery.
Favorite Dish: Of course Sop Cak Nur. Yung Yung always says, " Don't let you get low cholesterol when away from home!!!" [and make me plus Buddy Kodjang 'die'].
- Road Trip
KEPPEL: sweet-smelling fruit...
Not a restaurant but a fruit that you have to try.
We had a guided tour in 'Taman Sari' , the water castle ,
where the concubines of the sultan took a bath ,
way back in history...
Here you can find a tree with little brown fruit growing
on the trunk.
He called it 'keppel' and explained that the women
ate those to make them smell better when they
I think I ate those in a restaurant and they tasted like
sweet potatoes. Really soft.
- Food and Dining
MARTABAK.: Martabak manis komplit and martabak menara...
Ok , I told you on my Jakarta page that this is
my absolute favorite. We didn't feel like searching for a restaurant so we ordered
'martabak manis komplit' - a sweet pancake with sugar , cheddar cheese , concentrated milk , nuts and chocolats....a lot of dutch butter.
But also a 'Martabak menara' ...more like a loempia filled with eggs and vegetables and fried in oil.
Djeezes , for two persons that is a whole lot of food ...
Both dishes are about 1 Euro.
Favorite Dish: It's not a restaurant , it's a warung...a street food car...
Great value for money , really tidy , and you can watch every step in the kitchen...
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Superman;: A tip from the book....
This restaurant was a tip in our touristical guide ,
so we gave it a shot...
It is in an alley in a popular backpackers area , called sorso.
The place to eat looks rather nice and it is
far from the traffic (read smells)
Favorite Dish: I went to wash my hands after I've ordered ,
and I saw the kitchen...(yakkes)
I must admit that my
pancake with tropical fruit and icecream
(they just take a frisco for the ice)
Didn't taste as good anymore just because of that.
I didn't liked the audience either.
(It's ok to be alternative , but please , does that mean you can't use shampoo)
Also , Indonesian food is so nice , why make such an international card.
Well the choise is up to you...
My tip , go to a warung , at least you can see the food and see it gets prepared , or go to a shopping center , the food court. An excellent alternative.
ES CAMPUR.: I had to try it!
'ES CAMPUR' the name was standing there so peacefully between ,
juice alpukat , juice appel , juice pisang....
I had to try it...
What it is?
- es campur is a mix of little pieces of jelly ,
in a lot of colors. These pieces of jelly got no or little taste. They swimm in a coupe of water with a pink really sweet grenadine-like
sirop , and is topped with crushed ice...
Not bad , but also not my favourite-
-just try it ones - 5000 Ir - 0,50 eurocent-
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gudeg....: The local speciality...
The local speciality is named 'gudeg'.
You can eat 'ayam gudeg' - chicken gudeg
or 'gudeg komplit'...
I suggest you stick with the chicken.
Gudeg is a way of cooking. The meat is cooked in a sweat mix with coconut in it.
A refined taste is the result. Really nice..
Surpice surprice , the komplit dish is also with dried and cooked cow skin and intestines. yakkes.
Mama's: The best Bhami Goreng you'll ever have
The restaurant is really a street cafe, extremely basic - plastic tables and chairs with a bunch of forks in a glass on the table. The food however is excellent. The kitchen is minute and part of the restaurant so you can see it being cooked. It is so cheap it is negligible. They also do excellent fruit shakes.
Favorite Dish: Bhami Goreng and the fruit shakes (about £1.20 in total for 2 people)
Travellers Cafe': Don't miss Ginger
It's a nice Cafè and restaurant not too close to the centre, with some original paintings and posters on its walla where you can meet other fellow travellers while drinking or eating something
Favorite Dish: I must admitt club sandwiches, even because I was used to come here before lunch, so I just ate some snacks.
Several traditional market: Most simple one dish meal: Nasi bungkus
Wanna eat fast without dish? Here's my experience as backpacker :) Chose 'Nasi bungkus' (means steamed rice wrapped into banana leaf). Very simple, just buy this and open it; you can find chili sauce, vegetables, 2 or 3 assorted of rice (like tempe or tofu), fried shrimp or chicken or beef.
Any hawkers in Jogja: Grilled chicken or catfish
Beside the famous 'Gudeg' --number one's traditional food from Jogja, you can try to eat ayam bakar (grilled chicken) or lele bakar (grilled catfish). They're so yummy. Half fried then grilled 'till well-done. Served hot with sweet soy-sauce, chili and steamed rice plus fresh vegetables. Hmm hmmm ;)
One of my fave pedestrian tent which has these delicious food is situated at Lingkar Luar (outer ring road) of Monali (Monumen Jogja Kembali), nearby economic faculty of Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII).
Any hawkers: Javanese pancake
Serabi is kinda thin pancake, served with brown sugar syrup and coconut milk (not marple syrup as usual :D). Made from rice and wheat flour and served hot. I do like to eat this snack when the nightfall or midnight in Malioboro, hang-out with friends there :)
Every family in Jogja can make this :): Tumpengan
Oriented to the traditional and culture, Jogja has special eateries called "tumpeng" or sega tumpeng. Describes as steamed rice (many kind of taste; yellow rice, sega gurih or salty rice and original white steamed rice called 'brokohan') and make it conic shape then served with ayam ingkung (whole chicken un-cutting), steamed vegetables and other assorted.
Favorite Dish: There are several tumpeng we can find in this term. Normally, based of the situation in the celebration. Like birthday and other party, we can have tumpeng nasi kuning (yellow), for mourning days (someone just passed away) we can get tumpeng brokohan and getting married we can get nasi tumpeng kuning or sega gurih (salty).
Pecel Solo: Local Food
This restaurant is authentic in Javanese house, the menu is mostly local food with vegetables or we called " PECEL " means vegetables with nut souce. It is located nearby Hyatt Hotel in Yogyakarta
You can find some small bicycles selling food. This is called empek-empek. You pay about 2000-3000 IDR depending the city where you are and the food they offer. This worth about 0.20USD
Supermarket or Convienent store: Anggur Merah (Red Wine)
Very sweet and strong in flavour. This what my buddy describe (spaceout). Never had a chance to try it but, will do hopefully in the future...
Price range between 15000-18000 rupiah
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