Local markets is the place where you could understand more about the local’s food culture. In Yogyakarta, eRayn3 has manage to visit 2 of the well known local market to learn more about the foods they buy and cook.
1) Borobudur Traditional Market
Borobudur Market was originally located near Borobudur Temple. In 1982, due to an expansion of the Borobudur Temple Tourism Park area, this relatively large traditional market was moved about half a kilometer to the north, close to Borobudur Terminal.
But indeed in the Borobudur traditional market it is quite complete, starting from fresh vegetables, fruits, food, clothes, traditional snacks, herbs, and other daily necessities were all there, it is great to have such traditional markets. In addition to support the local farmers, the prices of essential ingredients are cheaper than in supermarkets and the quality is the same.
Address: Jl. Sudirman No.50, Dusun XIII, Borobudur, Kec. Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553, Indonesia
2) Pasar Desa Candiharjo
Pasar Desa Candiharjo is another local market for locals in Candiharjo Borobudur. This market are different than Borobudur Traditional Market as this market are meant pure for the locals.
In this market you can see the ingredients and stuff that has been selling here are purely catering to the local needs. The whole market set up reminds us the Korean market that has been showed in the traditional Korean shows. It’s a great place for you to experience the olden Korean market without having to fly to Korea.
P/s: You might be surprised that some of the locals could speak in Hokiean fluently.
Address: Jl. Raya Candirejo, Sangen, Candirejo, Kec. Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553, Indonesia