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
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.
Pardon my gnarly bruise.
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)
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~
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.