Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Local delicacies from Semarang and Jogjakarta

This entry would be a short, simple and sweet.
As that is how I feel about food.
It shouldn’t be complicated and lengthy.
After all, I am no food connoisseur.

After trying a few delicacies that charmed Semarang and Jogja during our fam trip, I have settled to showcase the below 3 as a must try despite almost all food I’ve bumped into is a must try. But this sets apart from the rest, if tak try, nyesal some have said. Katanya lah…

Rule of thumb, semua must try but the 3 below is a must MUST try. Gitew.

Let’s start.

Popiah in Malaysia, Lumpia in Philippines and Indonesia, Gỏi cuốn or Vietnamese Spring Roll in Vietnam (they have summer roll as well), Yaw Dip from Lao and Poh Pia in Thailand; a popular afternoon snack in S.E.A.

Lumpia or spring roll is a snack or an appetizer that is often made of thin crepe pastry skin called "lumpia wrapper" and the fillings varies, usually consist of vegetables such as carrots, cabbages, green beans, bamboo shoots and sometimes meat such as minced chicken, shrimp and beef are added.

Beef Rib or Iga Sapi Bakar
Beef ribs using Balinese spices is what makes Iga Sapi Bakar famous and highly seeked after food when one is visiting Jogjakarta. Often eaten with rice and its special sauce.

The fact that this special recipe at this extraordinary restaurant is located at a well hidden place, and still receives never ending patrons plus numerous compliments and positive ratings is truly one of Jogja's best hidden secret.

Gudeq Telor
Popularly known as 'City of Gudeg', Jogjakarta has always been associated with Gudeg; a traditional Javanese cuisine that is often made from unripe jack fruit (gori/nangka muda) that is boiled for several hours with palm sugar and coconut milk.

It is usually served with white rice, chicken, hard-boiled egg, tofu and tempe, and chili crisp beef skins (sambel goreng krecek).

Have you sampled any great Semarang and Jogja food, feel free to share J

Semarang-Jogjakarta Fam Trip is in collaboration with Tourism Indonesia and all its sponsors with #MATTA as Fam Trip coordinator.

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