When you make a list of things to do in Jogja, tasting the authentic foods of this city must be included. In this article, we have several authentic foods of Jogja you must try for sure.
Travel and culinary
Travel and culinary are two things that cannot be separated especially if you visit Jogjakarta. As the capital city of the Special Region of Jogjakarta, this city provides so many good things and one of them is the food. Here we have a list of foods you must try when you visit a city rich in culture.
Gudeg is the most popular food in Jogjakarta. The main ingredient is young jackfruits and it tastes sweet. However, it does not fit many people who do not live in Jogjakarta. Basically, you need to eat it with a bowl of warm rice, chili sauce mixed with krecek, and chicken opor along with a hard-boiled egg or sweetened tofu and tempeh.
There are two types of gudeg: sautéed gudeg and the one with broth. The main difference is on the consistency of the coconut milk in it. The sautéed one has the thicker coconut milk than the one with broth.
Javanese Fried Noodle
The main ingredient is noodles. It is cooled with beef and chicken along with veggies. You can try the fried noodle and the one with broth. This fried noodle was originally brought by the Chinese traders to Indonesia. Later, this food is cooked with Indonesians ingredients and herbs. There are various places sell this food. According to the place, the price starts from IDR 15,000.
Sate Klathak is satay made of goat meat wrapped with salty ingredients and then barbecued with metal skewers right on the heating charcoal. You must eat it with warm curry broth for the best taste. However, it is not recommended if you are a vegetarian.
Sego Kucing is the combination of rice, chili sauce, and a tiny slice of fried fish. All of them are wrapped in a paper or banana leaf in a small portion. This is also the reason why this food is called “Sego Kucing”. The price is so cheap which is around IDR 3,000.
Kopi Joss is basically a cup of black coffee. The black coffee is poured with boiling water with sugar and later you will see the heated charcoal is put in the cup. It will produce a “joss” sound as the heated charcoal is dipped inside a cup of black coffee. People believe that it could cure constipation and bloating stomach. The most popular kopi joss is located near the Tugu Station. It costs around IDR 3,000.
Bakpia is the authentic snack from Jogjakarta. The basic bakpia is filled with green beans. Nowadays there are various filling for bakpia and you can buy it from almost all snack stores in Jogjakarta, considering this is also the icon of this city. The price starts from IDR 15,000, depends on where you buy it and the filling of it. This is the end of must-taste foods and things to do in Jogja.