Experience Yogyakarta’s authentic cuisine at these legendary culinary spots.
1. Saoto Bathok Mbah Katro
Saoto is another name “soto“. The original mention came from Solo, and Saoto Bathok Mbah Katro brought it to life again with this unique and delicious culinary, which is soto serves in a coconut shell or bathok. This saoto consists of beef cuts, gravy, rice, and sprouts. The soup is clear and fresh which is very popular in Yogyakarta giving such a fresh flavor with a minimum of fat and oil. This dish is better if eaten with sweet-savory quail satay, intestine satay, fried tempeh, and much more complementary provided here. The dining experience here is more memorable as the place is surrounded by green rice fields. A bamboo swing and a seesaw made of bamboo adorn the background to add more pretty visuals.
Address: Sambisari, Purwomartani, Kalasan, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta
2. Mangut Lele Mbah Marto
Mangut Lele is a traditional food in Yogyakarta, a smoked catfish, cooked with a savory sauce called mangut. The smoky aroma and flavor are what make this dish is so charming and exceptional. Mangut Lele Mbah Marto is probably the only restaurant that sells authentic taste of mangut lele. This small and humble place is always packed with locals and tourists. What’s more interesting is we get ourselves the mangut lele in the place’s traditional kitchen.
Address: Jl. Sewon Indah, Ngireng-ireng, Panggungharjo, Sewon, Bantul, Yogyakarta
3. Warung Brongkos Handayani
Besides gudeg, Yogyakarta also has other culinary that should be tried, brongkos. Brongkos made from cowpea, tofu, eggs, and cow fats, then mixed with coconut milk which has been seasoned with various spices. Kluwak, which is used as one of the main ingredients, makes brongkos a distinctive, dark brown color. Warung Brongkos Handayani said to be the restaurant that serves authentic and best brongkos in Yogyakarta. Spoil your tongue with Brongkos Telur and Brongkos Koyor which are very suitable for lunch.
Address: Jl. Gading No.2, Patehan, Kraton, Yogyakarta
4. SGPC Bu Wiryo 1959
SGPC Bu Wiryo pecel stall was established in 1959. Selling Nasi Pecel , SGPC Bu Wiryo is famous for its spicy pecel sauce, suitable for spicy food lovers. You can add side dishes to bring more flavor and eating experience. SGPC Bu Wiryo also known for its soup that you should try as well while visiting this place.
Address: Jl. Agro No.10, Kocoran, Caturtunggal, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Phone: (+62274) 512288
5. Gudeg Mbah Lindu Sosrowijayan
In the area of Sosrowijayan, we can find a gudeg stall that has begun its business since 1940, known a Gudeg Mbah Lindu. Mbah Lindu herself is one of the oldest gudeg sellers in Yogyakarta. Starting from selling her food around, she finally opened her stall in the Sosrowijayan area, precisely at the patrol post next to the Jogja Grage Hotel, until now. There are two kinds of gudeg in Yogyakarta, soaked and dry gudeg. Warm Mbah Lindu is a soaked one which contains more coconut milk. The sweet taste mixed with savory flavor, and the rich sambal, makes Gudeh Mbah Lindu very legendary.
Address: Sosrowijayan St. No.30, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Yogyakarta
6. Angkringan Kopi Jos Lek Man
Angkringan is a common thing when visiting Malioboro. Out of the various angkringan found in the Malioboro, Angkringan Kopi Jos Lik Man is the most famous one. It is because the place serves Kopi Jos, a black coffee with a burning coal inside, creates a distinctive taste and aroma. Not only Kopi Jos, but there are are also other angkringan menus, such as Nasi Kucing, satay, roasted corn, and ginger milk. The location of the Angkringan Jos Lik Man is right next to the northern part of Yogyakarta Station.
Address: Jl. Wongsodirjan, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Yogyakarta