Java Island has many kinds of yummy cuisines. There are a lot of people who is willing to travel around the island just to have a Culinary Tourism. Here are some famous culinary in Java that is much favored by the eat-lovers:
1. Bale Raos at Yogyakarta
Bale Raos is Royal Cuisine Restaurant in Yogyakarta. The restaurant was intentionally built to preserve the traditional food of Kraton Yogyakarta. Whatever food you find in this restaurant, you will never find it in any other places.
The building has a strong architectural of Keraton Yogyakarta. Bale Raos restaurant is located inside the area of Kraton Yogykarta. For having a nice meal in here, you need to spend about $3 – $4 per person. This place must to be visited if you want to taste the real culinary of Yogyakarta.
2. Sop Ayam (Chicken Soup) Pak Min at Klaten
Sop ayam means chicken soup. But this “Sop Ayam Pak Min” is not like the chicken soup you usually eat. The taste is more savory and it does not contain vegetables. You can put soy sauce and chilli sambal on the soup to make it taste richer.
Although it was originally from Klaten, Pak Min has had a lot of branches in many towns in Java. This soup is very cheap. The cheapest serving of soup costs you only $0.5. But if you want to go all out in tasting this culinary, I recommend you to prepare about $1.5.
3. Bebek Goreng (Fried Duck) Haji Slamet
Fried duck is one of the most favorit food in Java. There are many people who sell fried duck in their restaurant. But nothing is more popular than Haji Slamet’s fried duck. A serving of fried duck costs you about $1.5.
The taste is very rich and savoury. This fried duck will taste the best if you eat it with hot rice and sambal. Bebek Goreng Haji Slamet was originally from Kartosuro, but now it has many branches in several towns in Java. To find one that is nearest to your place, simply check on their official website.
4. Ayam Bakar (Grilled Chicken) Wong Solo
The grilled chicken in Java has different recipe and taste than American grilled cheese. So if you visit Java, you need to try at least once Javanese grilled chicken. Ayam Bakar Wong Solo means the grilled chicken of Solo people, because the founder was originally from Solo.
But this restaurant has already had many outlets, not just in Indonesia, but in other countries too, such as Singapore and Malaysia. For having a nice meal of Ayam Bakar Wong Solo, you need to spend about $1.5 to $3 per person.
5. Soto Tauto PPIP Pekalongan
Pekalongan is a small town in northern side of Central Java. This town is famous as the production center town of Batik, a traditional art of cloth. A lot of tourists visit this town to buy Batik.
But what some people might not know is that the town also has several nice foods. One of the best one is Soto Tauto. The taste is very rich. There are many restaurant and food tavern who serve Soto Tauto. But the most delicious one is Soto Tauto PPIP located in dr.Wahidin street. The price for a bowl of soto is about $1.