Yogyakarta: House of Raminten

This is the fifth post in the travel series to Yogyakarta. All other travel posts can be found here.

House of Raminten gets a lot of mixed reviews for its food. It seems to be more known for its decor and quirky menu food names. However, since we were in Yogya for the first time, I figured that we should give the place a try. I also had fair warning from A, a local friend, that the food wasn’t really much to shout about. Continue reading

Yogyakarta: Gudeg Yu Djum

This is the fourth post in the travel series to Yogyakarta. All other travel posts can be found here.

Yogyakarta is synonymous with Gudeg – unripe jackfruit boiled for several hours with palm sugar and coconut milk. It is rather sweet in flavour, but often eaten as part of a savoury dish. There are many gudeg places around Yogya, but the famous one that keeps popping up on Internet searches and the place that was also recommended by my Indonesian friend is Gudeg Yu Djum. There is an interesting photo essay on how Gudeg is prepared which can be seen here. Continue reading

Yogyakarta: Bakso Telkom Utomo

This is the third post in the travel series to Yogyakarta. All other travel posts can be found here.

I told our driver that in lieu of an “atas” restaurant that I had previously chosen, I wanted to eat Bakso instead. He brought us to Bakso Telkom which apparently has received rave reviews and is known among locals for their bakso. I did a brief search on trip advisor the night before we went, but the reviews were all in bahasa Indonesian which I could not read though I did note that high ratings were given. Oh well, I just had to trust our driver then.  Continue reading

Yogyakarta: jeJamuran

This is the second post in the travel series to Yogyakarta. All other travel posts can be found here.

We came here for a late lunch after an activity filled morning when we visited Borobudur during the sunrise and the museum Ullen Sentaru shortly after. Lots of driving around, so we were pretty hungry once we arrived. jeJamuran is basically a mushroom restaurant. It serves everything mushrooms in several different ways. It’s quite the interesting concept and seems really popular. Even though we were there for a late lunch, the place was still pretty crowded.  Continue reading

Yogyakarta: Ayam Goreng Suharti

A new travel food series! Just been on a long weekend trip to Yogyakarta since it’s been long on my bucket list to see Borobudur. We did that and caught the sunrise at the monument. Besides that, we also had a taste of the culinary cuisine in Yogya. Yogya cuisine is slightly different from that of other Indonesian cities such as Jakarta and there are some dishes unique to the city that even local Indonesians travel to try! Continue reading