Feasting in Jogja

There’s such a wide variety of food when it comes to Indonesia, but Jogja has their own specialities that cannot be found in other parts of the country! We got to know these foods from friends who have visited and got recommendations from locals on where to find the best food joints. Here’s a list of food that we tried during our visit in Jogja.

*Warning: this post contains pictures of glorious food and is very likely to cause salivating and extreme hunger

 

~The Jogja specials~

Nasi Gudeg is extremely popular in Jogja. As you already know, nasi means rice, and this dish is served with duck, egg, and a very special mix of boiled jackfruit in savoury sauce for a burst of different flavours
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Kopi Joss as the name suggest, literally translates to coffee + coal. They throw in a hot burning coal into freshly brewed coffee and that’s supposed to bring out the strong flavour of the thick black coffee. We thought it was easy to find this anywhere but the locals we asked pointed out that the best ones can be found beyond the railway tracks at the end of Malioboro street.

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Pardon my gnarly bruise.
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It is a local thing to go there for a nice cup of hot beverage and snacks in the evenings, while seated on the floor mats laid out along the side of the road. We sat with a couple of local students one evening and had a nice cultural exchange chat over some yummy Pisang Goreng! (Fried banana fritters)

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Also must try : Halia Tea (Hot ginger tea) –> super strong, super delicious, super sweet (I always ask for less sugar because i get overly active after drinking caffeine + sugar in the evenings)

~The other crazy delicious eats that contributed to our food babies~

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Maggie Goreng

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Fried Tempeh, tofu & tea served by our guesthouse

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Es Buah (iced mixed fruit dessert with milk & syrup)

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Fruit salad (drizzled with sweet cane sugar, grounded chilli padi (for that extra spice) and peanut sauce )

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Tahu Tahu Tahu ! Gotta love my favourite tofu dishes prepared in different ways.
With freshly grounded peanut sauce, with dark sauce, sweet sauce
Tahu Telor, Tahu Campur, Tahu Gejrot, Tahu ketoprak

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Nasi Campur. (mixed rice)

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Street cart meatless skewers. I wasn’t a big fan of this. They would deep fry everything and it was incredibly oily, everything tasted like flour and had a strange texture. But we saw many people sitting around thus we decided to try since it seemed to be a popular thing with the locals.

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Wedang Ronde (A hot dessert containing glutinous rice balls stuffed with peanut paste, floating in a hot and sweet ginger and lemongrass tea)

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Soto Ayam

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The best mouthwatering sate ayam of our lives. Had to sit randomly by the pavement across the street next to a cobbler, but with soft and tender chicken skewers like these, it doesn’t really matter.

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Bakso (meatball noodle soup)

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Klepon / Onde Onde (boiled rice cake with palm sugar filling)

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Gado gado

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And last but not least, Teh Botol, my favourite Jasmine tea drink!

Dara

Wanderer of lands, searcher of souls. Last seen tree hugging and running wild into the mountains. Might have eaten all the ice cream in the tub.

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