Local Foods in Yogyakarta

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Yogyakarta has been well known for its rich culture. Yogyakarta’s multi cultured past has an impressive lineage of Hindu and Buddhist Kingdoms that left behind elaborately intricate religious temples and palaces.
But not many has talked about their rich food culture and cuisines in that area.

In this article, eRayn3.com would like to share a few of the top local food and snacks available in Yogyakarta in this article. Among the shortlisted are:

1) Jejamuran

Jejamuran restaurant Jogja is the most recommended resto for you as a vegetarian or mushroom lovers. The restaurant which using mushroom theme is only in Yogyakarta. The entire list of menus will serve in a professional and modern style and the mushrooms also chosen from the best quality, safe and free of disease.
All dishes are served in Jejamuran restaurant made from mushrooms. now, Jejamuran has 24 variations of mushroom dishes. All these dishes come from different types of mashroom. The foods are made with the basic ingredients of mushroom is very safe and healthy to eat, especially a vegetarian. beside delicious, mushroom also good for health to protect the body from various diseases and infection, because mushroom contains protein, vitamins and minerals , amino acids, antioxidant until natural antibiotic.

Address: Jl. Magelang, Niron, Pandowoharjo, Tridadi, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9.00 AM – 09.00 PM (daily)
Phone: +62 274 868170

2) Sate Klathak PakPong

Klatak satay or satay klathak is one of the culinary specialties of Yogyakarta, which is made from young goat meat. Uniquely, this satay uses iron from the bicycle as a skewer. The famous satay klatak is sold at the Sate Klatak Pak Pong restaurant.
Satay Klatak Pak Pong is very well known for those who love culinary. It is Sate Kambing but different style of grilling and serving. The ingredients only lamb meat and salt, it is grilled and not served with ketchup sauce, but the taste very delicious.

Address: Jl. Sultan Agung No.18, Jejeran II, Wonokromo, Kec. Pleret, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55791, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 11:30PM (daily)
Phone: +62 811-2645-251

3) Rumah Gudeg bu Ahmad

Gudeg Bu Hj Amad is also one of the most hits warm in Jogja. Located opposite the Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, this warm room also offers a side dish option like the warm room in general. Even though they already have a big restaurant, the prices here are quite cheap, so many people choose to buy gudeg in this restaurant.
Gudeg Mbarek Bu Hajah Amad is a restaurant in Yogyakarta that specializes in warm gudeg. Gudeg cuisine at Gudeg Mbarek Bu Hj Amad’s restaurant emphasizes salty rather than sweetness. The type of warm gudeg sold is dry warm that can last for several days so that it can be used as souvenirs, even to foreign countries such as Malaysia and Japan.

Address: Jalan Agro,, Kocoran, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812-2780-040

4) Sekar Kedhaton

Sekar Kedhaton Restaurant is one of the largest restaurants in Yogyakarta, located in Kotagede. Where Kotagede area is usually the second tourist destination after the Borobudur Temple. Kotagede which has a very unique service, where the service is called Rijstafel service. Rijstafel itself is a Dutch version service with indonesian food which consists of various kinds of side dishes and vegetables such as grilled shrimp, beef satay, bunthil papaya, grilled chicken, and fruits combined with excellent service. While enjoying a very strong ethnic Javanese decoration and satisfying service, we can also enjoy a wide selection of varied ala carte menu packaged in a Javanese, Asian and Western fusion.

Address: Jl. Tegal Gendu No.28, Prenggan, Kec. Kotagede, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55173, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00Pm (daily)
Phone: +62 274 386868

5) Balkondes Borobudur Warong Kopi

Indonesia was the fourth-largest producer of coffee in the world in 2014 which makes it no surprise that they do also have their own local produced brewed coffees shop aka Warong. For coffee connoisseurs, hunting for selected coffee beans to the corners of Indonesia may have become the main agenda. Therefore, there is no harm in including Borobudur Tourism Village as one of the best coffee bean hunting destinations from the foot of Menoreh Mountain. Not to be surprised that they do have more than 10 types of coffees from the light to thick coffee flavors.

Address: Jl. Borobudur, Ngadiharjo, Borobudur, Sawah, Borobudur, Kec. Borobudur, Magelang
Phone: 087745497889

6) Coklat Monggo Factory

Belgium chocolate is the most well known chocolate in the world but do you know that Indonesia is the world’s 3rd largest cocoa producer? It means that some of the chocolate that you brought in the market might be getting their cocoa in Indonesia. Different part of Indonesia produces different types of cocoa which will be exported to different types of countries for chocolate production. But in year 2001, Thierry Detournay an expatriates from European country has created its own personal recipes chocolate in Indonesia and named it Chocolate Monggo.
In this place, you may not only taste a great chocolate drinks and desserts but also to learn about the history and how chocolate was made throught their museum and factory.

Address: Dalem KG III/978, RT. 043/RW. 010, Kel. Purbayan, Kotagede, Yogyakarta 55173
Phone: +62274 373 192

7) Baphia Patok 25

Bapkia is one of the souvenirs that is very identical with Yogyakarta. Since a long time ago, if there were tourists visiting Yogyakarta, Bakpia was a choice of souvenirs that would certainly be brought back to their respective cities.
Bakpia Pathok 25 is a hereditary effort pioneered by Tan Aris Nio, currently managed by his son, Arlen Sanjaya. Since 1948, Bakpia Pathok has been known for its delicious taste consisting of crispy radi cake with soft green bean contents. Now, as culinary trends become more innovative, Bakpia Pathok also starts to increase its flavor variants, such as Bapkia with chocolate, durian, cheese and pineapple flavors.

Address: Jl. AIP II, Jl. Karel Sasuit Tubun Jl. Bhayangkara Ng 1 No.504, Sanggrahan, Ngampilan, Kota Yogyakarta
Opening Hours: 6:00Am – 12:00AM (daily)
Phone: +62 274 566122

8) “Jet Kolet” Traditional Snack

Jet Kolet or it is called Kerepek is a traditional snacks in Yogyakarta that has been made with sweet potato. In Balkondes Karangrejo Yogyakarta, there were a hidden factory who made these Jet Kolet from scratch. What makes this Jet Kolet different is the way it was cooked. The Jet olet was being cooked with wood fire which makes it more flavorful and delicious. You will also be able to get different flavours Jet Kolet in this factory as well.

Address: Kerepek JetKolet, Balkondes Karangrejo Yogyakarta

If you have more time to explore Yogyakarta, there were many more local delicacies that are around the area. If you would like to seek for advise on your trip, you may email [email protected]

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