Travel for food? Who doesn’t love that? Trying various new food while enjoying the city vibes, that’s the definition of fun holiday for us. A moment ago, AnakJajan’s team visited Yogjakarta for several days and have compiled a list for us to share with you, list of recommendation for must try local food, cafe, or restaurant in Jogja.
Here you go, some of the recommendations that our team think worth sharing:
One of the top favorites, Lumpia Samijaya. So, along Malioboro street, there are so many lumpia stalls, but this one is the most crowded one with long queue, and obviously, there is always a reason behind long queue.
This lumpia stall is located in front of Mutiara Hotel, across Starbucks and it was the best lumpia we have ever had! Consist of chicken, beansprouts, and other vegetables wrapped in lumpia skin, deep fried until golden crispy and served with some kind of shaved garlic, pickled cucumber, and green chili. The shaved garlic, pickles, and chili condiments add sweet, sour and spicy kick which makes the deep fried delicacy well balanced and addicting!
One of the legendary noodle stalls in Jogja, a humble chicken noodle place called Yammie Pathuk. The noodle here has savory based seasoning, classic yet delicious, best paired with soup wonton & meatballs, crispy wonton and fried chicken balls.
Es Buah PK & Bakso Sapi
Serving fruit shaved ice dessert and Beef Meatball soup, this place has been around for years with lots of loyal customers.
The shaved ice consists of pineapple, jackfruit, sawo/ sapodilla, coconut, grass jelly and some kind of syrup, it was sweet, tangy and refreshing at the same time. For meatball, served with fritter, it was delicious as well, affordable yet satisfying!
Il Tempo de Gelato
To beat the heat after strolling around Jogjakarta, gelato is surely a good choice. Tempo Gelato is one of the well-known gelato places that serves affordable gelato with tons of flavors with relatively affordable price starting from IDR 20K. They even have basil flavor. The texture was so creamy and sticky. Their homemade cone was so fragrant and super crunchy, their coffee flavor is a MUST TRY!
Gudeg Bromo / Tekluk
You have not officially visited Jogja if you haven’t eaten gudeg in this city. Out of many recommendation for Gudeg, one of them is Gudeg Bromo / Tekluk. This gudeg stall opens at midnight. Yes, midnight! Even though this stall opens at midnight, you will be surprised to see the long queue for this gudeg stall. The flavour says it all. It was so good! The gudeg was not overly sweet with hint of spiciness. It can be paired with various toppings, and we chose chicken and fried tempe. Yumm!
Another popular place for Gudeg would be Gudeg Sagan. The Gudeg style in Gudeg Sagan is wet gudeg where they cook the young coconut with various seasoning over firewood. Oh, do you know that they have opened an outlet in Jakarta? https://anakjajan.com/2018/03/26/gudeg-sagan-jakarta/
Sunday Morning Market (Sunmor)
As the name suggests, this market opens every Sunday morning at UGM area. There are so many stuffs you can find in this market, from clothes, food, and fishes. Along the streets you can find “telur gulung” as well as many other food and beverage stalls in this market. It’s perfect place to go for Sunday morning breakfast, so many tasty and appetizing options you’ll leave the market with full and happy tummy.
Just like the name, Mediterranea is a restaurant in Jogja that serves various Mediterranean cuisine such as fire wood pizza, foccacia, mezze, tarrines, and many more. Everything looks so tempting we almost want to order it all.
The duck confit we ordered was so good, it came in huge portion and potato gratin as the side dish. It was so crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside! Me likey!
The firewood pizza was as expected delicious. The dough was thin and crispy with slightly burned edges, topped with generous toppings. They country potato was simple yer tasty, it’s basically potato wedges with lots of onion that makes it so aromatic.
Babi Guling Bima Kroda
For something different, do you know that Jogja also has yummy yet affordable Balinese bigul rice? The skin was super crispy and delicious. If you are planning to visit Bima Kroda, please note that they don’t serve Babi Guling rice everyday. They only serve bigBabi Guling rice on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. But other than those days, they also serve nasi campur which is typically almost the same with Babi Guling rice and still so delicious!
Roaster and Bear
An option for cozy place to sit, just like the name, Roaster and Bear, this cozy café looks very cute and instagramable with bear murals and a giant bear doll. They serve brunch menu and regular western menu.
Ayam geprek basically is a smashed fried chicken mixed with sambal. It is so crunchy, spicy, and flavorful, best paired with warm rice. Hmm yumm! Jogja has so many ayam geprek stalls across the city, and of course we couldn’t miss the chance to try one of the popular ones in this city. The one in Preksu was yummy with fragrant sambal bawang, besides fried chicken, you can also add fried tempe or tofu with cheese topping, and you can also adjust the spiciness level.
Of course out of the list above, there are still MANY other popular and recommended places for good local food in Jogja. Thank you for reading, if you have recommendation, please share with us on the comment section below, we would love to read that.
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