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THE BEST 7  LOCAL FOODS  YOU MUST TRY FROM KOTAGEDE

From snacks to main dishes, you can find anything you want.

22.07.2021
BY HANUM FAUZIA
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Yogya is not only gudeg and bakpia. There is a district called Kotagede which offers attractive local foods. Kotagede is well-known as a City of Silver where many shops sell hand-crafted pieces made from silver, like rings, earrings, necklaces, etc. But, it's also perfect for culinary tourism destinations. From snacks to main dishes, you can find anything you want.  


One is not enough to bite kue kipo

 
 
 
 
 
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Kipo is a traditional food from Kotagede that is produced from glutinous rice. It was processed through some steps such as weighing, mixing, melting, roasting, and packing. This traditional food is not as popular as other traditional foods such as gudeg or yangko.


The size is tiny, cute with a chewy texture, and contains a palm sugar filling that makes you bite more. The smell of pandan leaves will shake your tongue after the kipo is finished roasting. The most popular is Kipo Bu Muji, you can buy a lot at very low prices. 


Where can you find it?

Address: Darakan Timur KG II/1006, Prenggan, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 07.00 - 21.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp2,500


This is not lemper, but legomoro

 
 
 
 
 
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Legomoro is similar to lemper, which food is derived from glutinous rice filled with chicken meat wrapped in banana leaves. What makes it different is how to wrap it. Lemper usually uses banana leaves and sticks on the right and left, while legomoro uses banana leaves tied with bamboo ropes. There is also a unique way to tie it; some use two ropes and three ropes.


Where can you find it?

Address: Pasar Kotagede, Jl. Mondorakan No. 172B, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 04.00  – 20.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp2,000


A unique taste of gethuk tolo

 
 
 
 
 
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You will never run out to explore Kotagede. This city has many culinary destinations to try and exciting tourist places to find out, like gethuk tolo made from cassava. There are types of gethuk, like gethuk tela pendhem that is from sweet potatoes, gethuk kimpul from tubers, and gethuk tolo from beans. It commonly shapes squares, and local people eat it as a breakfast menu or light meal. If you want to try, don't forget to come in the morning as it sells before 6 o'clock. The best partner for its food is hot coffee or tea. What a beautiful world!


Where can you find it?

Address: Pasar Kotagede, Jl. Mondorakan No. 172B, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 04.00  – 20.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp2,000


Kue kembang waru that makes you flowerry

 
 
 
 
 
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Kue kembang waru has a beautiful shape with a characteristic smell. You can easily find it at the traditional wedding party. The most popular cake shop that sells this cake is Pak Bas, which has already existed since 1983 and still uses traditional equipment to make it. The ingredients are quite simple, like vanilla, flour, milk, and butter. Are you wondering why it is so popular? Just try it
Where can you find it?

Address: Bumen RT.23/06 KGIII/452, Purbayan, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 08.00 – 21.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp2,000


The sweet and unforgettable yangko

 
 
 
 
 
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Yangko is like a mochi as it both has a chewy texture and many flavours. The different places on its solidity, as yangko has stronger texture. A long time ago, yangko only had two variants: peanut and sugar filling. But, now there are so many different flavours, like pineapple, durian, and strawberry. The best place to try yangko is yangko Mira that also offers local souvenirs. 


Where can you find it?

Address: Kitren, Prenggan, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 07.00 – 21.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp22,000


No one is charming like jadah manten

 
 
 
 
 
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Jadah manten is a unique local snack that you can find at Kotagede local market. Don't underestimate the tiny shape because the taste is very delicious. It is made from sticky rice that is wrapped in an omelette. There is stir-fried meat inside that adds a savoury flavour. It's very comfortable to bite, and one is not enough! It is usually sold in several pieces for one pack. Perfect to be a friend for your trip!


Where can you find it?

Address: Pasar Kotagede, Jl. Mondorakan No. 172B, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 04.00 – 20.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp25,000


The tenderness of sate gajih

 
 
 
 
 
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Please don't expect to find meat on Sate Gajih. Instead, you will find beef fat or commonly called 'koyor'. Local people call it  'sate kere' and it is easy to find at Kotagede local market. As it is usually sold in the afternoon, you can buy it around 17.00 WIB. Try it while it's hot for the best taste. Other side dishes are tempe and sate usus, the perfect choices to eat with sate gajih. 


Where can you find it?

Address: Pasar Kotagede, Jl. Mondorakan No. 172B, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Open hours: every day, 04.00 - 21.00 WIB

Price: start from Rp10,000

 

 

 

 

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