Here The Most Iconic Yogyakarta Foods With Choice Of Flavors
Yogyakarta or you can say it ‘Jogja’ is one of the areas in Indonesia which is very exotic and rich in cultural values. In addition to many natural tourist destinations, there are also Jogja specialties that must be tried when you visiting this student city. I think you and families who are planning to visit Jogja, it would be nice to listen to the culinary list below! Don’t miss anything.
This typical Jogja food is quite unique. Because the flavors given are very diverse, namely sweet, savory and also salty. Interestingly, this dish from the region led by the sultan has many fans in almost all of Indonesia. Apart from the taste, the typical food of Jogja is also still made in the traditional way and of course in accordance with the way imposed by the palace. Dear, don’t be surprised if you see Jogja people processing food for hours. Because this is believed to be able to give a better taste in the dish.
Typical Jogja Foods that You Must Try :
This is the typical food of Jogja that you must try. What are you?
Gudeg is one of Jogja’s most famous foods, which is very popular in Indonesia. Usually, this one dish will be served with some other vegetables, such as krecek, tempe and tahu bacem, bacem telur, and chicken opor. How to make Jogja-style gudeg takes a very long time. Gudeg is made from young jackfruit boiled for several hours with palm sugar and coconut milk. Then add additional seasonings including garlic, shallots, candlenut, coriander seeds, galangal, bay leaf, and teak leaves, the latter giving the dish a reddish-brown color. Along with the times, currently there are gudeg which are sold in canned packaging. Uniquely, canned gudeg has a taste that is no less delicious than the fresh version of it.
2. Krecek Fried Sambal
Another well-known Jogja food is sambal goreng krecek. This spicy food is often used as a gudeg side dish. Sambal goreng krecek is traditionally made from soft inner cowhide. However, nowadays most people make krecek using ready-made rambak or skin crackers. How to make it is also quite easy. Rambak crackers are cooked in a coconut milk-based soup, topped with diced potatoes and fried soybeans. Then mixed with a lot of spices and red chili. Because the skin crackers absorb coconut milk and spices so that they become moist. Krecek has a soft and moist texture with a rich and spicy taste and a reddish-orange color. This dish can also be added with beef liver as a chili sauce, fried liver or diced tofu.
3. Mangut Lele
As the name suggests, this Jogja specialty is made from catfish. Mangut catfish is a catfish cooked with delicious coconut milk. The catfish meat used is usually fried or smoked first. Besides being savory, mangut catfish also has a slightly sour and spicy taste.
4. Sate Klatak
Sate klatak is a unique goat or lamb satay, native to Pleret District, Bantul Regency in Yogyakarta. The name klatak is taken from the way of baking it, namely with an open fire or in Javanese it is called “klatak”. This satay is very different from other satay variants, because the main ingredients are salt and a little pepper. In addition, the skewers used for grilling are made of iron, in contrast to other satays that use bamboo skewers. The iron skewer acts as a conductor of heat and helps the meat to cook evenly from the inside. This typical Jogja food is usually served with goat curry and hot rice.
Yangko is a traditional snack originating from Yogyakarta. Yangko is made from glutinous rice flour with a sweet taste. Snacks that have a box shape with bright colors will feel chewy when eaten. Inside the yangko there are chopped nuts as a filling. Of course for you who love sweet foods will definitely love Yangko.
6. Oseng-Oseng Mercon
Although the typical food of Jogja is synonymous with sweetness, there is still a super spicy dish from this city, namely oseng-oseng mercon. For those of you who like spicy food, it is mandatory to try this menu when visiting Yogyakarta. This food is usually made from minced meat mixed with beef offal and gravel. Then served with a very spicy seasoning. As the name implies, the spicy taste that is served is very pungent and also hot, so it is like being hit by firecrackers. One of the famous Oseng Mercon restaurants is Oseng Mercon Bu Narti and has been around since 1977.
7. Bapia Pathuk
Friend, maybe you are familiar with this typical Jogja food, bakpia pathuk. This one dish seems to be a mandatory souvenir when you visit the city of Yogyakarta. Bakpia pathuk is a bread-like food with a round shape and a sweet taste. Usually, the contents of this cake that is influenced by Chinese culture are green beans, chocolate or cheese. This food, which is a mixture of Indonesian and Chinese cultures, is named Pathuk according to its area of origin. Namely the Pathuk area which is on the outskirts of Yogyakarta. And this dish is similar to pia, but smaller in size. Bakpia is packaged commercially in small boxes and sold in many souvenir shops in Yogyakarta.
8. Sate Kere
Like other regions in Indonesia, Jogja also has a special food in the form of satay. Sate kere name. Unlike other satay dishes that use meat parts, satay kere is made from beef koyor, namely the veins or muscles of your beef. When burned, sate kere will emit a delicious aroma that is very appetizing. Of course, it tastes delicious!
Tiwul is a typical Jogja food that is often used as a substitute for rice by residents of Trenggalek, Wonosobo, Gunungkidul, Wonogiri, Pacitan and Blitar. In fact, during the Japanese colonial period, Indonesian people also consumed tiwul as a staple food. This dish made from cassava is one of the healthy foods because it has quite low calories. In addition, tiwul is also believed to prevent ulcer disease and stomach rumbling. In other areas, such as Banyumas, Cilacap, and Kebumen also have almost the same food menu. It’s just that the manufacturing process is slightly different and is referred to as oyek.
10. Kipo Cake
Friends who visit Kotagede, Yogyakarta are willing to try Kipo cake. This food is widely sold during the month of Ramadan, especially at the Ramadan Market at the Jogokariyan Mosque. Kipo cake is made from glutinous rice flour filled with grated chocolate or coconut cream. The distinctive green color of this food is obtained from the juice of suji leaves. Kipo cake tastes sweet and the texture is legit. Due to its small size, you can enjoy it with one bite. The method of cooking Kipo is slightly different from traditional Javanese cakes, namely by baking it. Before baking, the dough that has been formed is given a banana leaf base first so it doesn’t stick. If you use natural ingredients, kipo cake can only last for one night.
Brongkos is a spicy beef and bean soup typical of Yogyakarta. This meal consists of beef, lamb or mutton, hard-boiled egg and tofu, boiled with beans, usually peas or diced ash siam red beans and carrots. This stew-like dish has the basic ingredients of coconut milk mixed with other spices, such as black kluwek, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, bay leaf, salt, palm sugar, shrimp paste seasoning consisting of galangal, kencur, ginger, coriander, onion, and candlenut. Roast. In addition, the broth from brongkos will also be given whole cayenne pepper so that when consumed it will give a surprising spicy taste when bitten.
If you go to Jogja, don’t forget to try a food called gatot! This typical food of Jogja in the Gunungkidul area is made from leftover tiwul. Just like tiwul, gatot is made from cassava, dear. In its manufacture, the remaining cassava that cannot be processed into tiwul will be dried in the sun. Cassava that has been dried in the sun is called cassava. Gaplek is then steamed and served with brown sugar and savory grated coconut and it becomes gatot.
13. Jadah Tempe
The next typical food of the city of Jogja that you must taste when visiting there is jadah tempe. This dish comes from Sleman district, Yogyakarta, or rather from the slopes of Mount Merapi, Kaliurang. As the name implies, the food is made from jadah, which is a snack made of sticky rice mixed with tempe bacem. Usually, jadah tempe is wrapped in banana leaves. If you and your family go to Jogja, specifically the Kaliurang area, don’t forget to try this favorite food of Sultan Hamengkubowono IX, OK?
14. Mie Letek
Mie lethek is a food from Jogja which was first made by Umar Yassir from Yemen when he wanted to preach. The basic ingredients of this noodle, namely tapioca flour and cassava. Because it is made from natural ingredients, without bleach, and preservatives, it makes the color of the noodles a little dull or brown, so it is called mie lethek. In its presentation, lethek noodles can be cooked as boiled or fried noodles. It tastes delicious and is very fitting eaten while warm. Dear, you need to know, this typical Yogyakarta lethek noodle has been designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, you know.
Besides gatot, there is geplak which is also one of the traditional snacks typical of Jogja. Geplak is made from a mixture of grated coconut, sugar, and flour. The taste is sweet and the color is attractive so it is more appetizing. Generally, geplak is sold as souvenirs. So, don’t forget to buy it if you visit Jogja, okay. So, those are the recommendations for Yogya food that you can try while visiting the city. Hope it’s useful, my friend.