Quirky yet Engaging Menu

Jl. Kaliurang Km. 15.5, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(0274) 265 4254

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In the midst of the cool breeze from Merapi's slope, a serving of koteka chicken is ready to be enjoyed. Accompanied by the sound of gamelan (traditional Javanese musical instruments) breaking the silence, various delightful peculiar-named dishes are wait

Updated on 17 September 2018

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IDR 2K - 20K/serving

Open daily
10 am - 12 pm

Have you ever heard of The House of Raminten? The name must be familiar for those residing in or frequently visiting Jogja. The eatery, located in Kotabaru, is unique and is considered one of the culinary icons of Jogja. It's no big suprises if The House of Raminten is always full of food lovers. They're even willing to be listed in the waiting list, only to wait for their turn to enjoy a portion of nasi kucing (literally translates to 'cat rice' as the portion is only enough to feed a cat) or a giant glass of iced coconut drink.

If you don't feel like waiting as your stomach doesn't want to compromise, try visiting The Waroeng of Raminten located on Jalan Kaliurang. The Waroeng of Raminten is one of The House of Raminten's branch stores with a slightly different concept of venue. Unlike The House of Raminten where it's not always easy to reserve tables for large groups, The Waroeng of Raminten has two limasan buildings (Javanese traditional architecture) to host groups. Upon entering, you can immediately feel a thick Javanese atmosphere. The signature scent of incense and roses spreads around. The traditionally-dressed servers, the furniture, and the ornaments decorating each room create a unique and peculiar impression for a dining place.

That evening, after exploring the northern part of Jogja, YogYES tream decided to stop by at The Waroeng of Raminten. The dark clouds hanging added to the cool air. We chose to sit inside, near the limasan. Not intending to waste time, we promptly opened the menu handed to us earlier when we stepped in. It turned out that the uniqueness of this dining place didn't stop at the interior design; try taking a look at what they've got to offer in their menu. Perawan tancep (literally translates to "pierced virgin"), fried ice cream, wedhang katresnan (literally translates to "love potion"), and dozens of quirky menu, complete with pictures of their serving methods on each side of the menu book. Puzzled by what the names might have meant, we called a waiter to explain the menu.

It was only after our orders were served that we finally understood why this dining place has so many customers. Not only was the place attractive and unique, the serving methods were also cool, especially for the beverages.

The beverages were served in large-serving glasses with unusual shapes. Take a look at the glass used to serve thewedang uwuh's (literally translates as "garbage drink") we ordered; it's a large-size portion with a unique shape. Aside from that, a serving of fried ice cream and koteka chicken also drew our attention. The crispy, warm golden toasts looked so appetizing. Don't think you'd find brown sugar or mung beans as the filling; it turned out that the filling was a scoop of cold, soft strawberry ice cream. Meanwhile, the koteka chicken served also looked so exotic. The name reminded us to an island in the eastern part Indonesia, Papua. Koteka chicken was made of minced chicken meat mixed with egg and scallion, then fried inside a bamboo. It's undoubtedly a real delicacy.

Koteka chicken, fried ice cream, and the other servings have successfully spoiled our taste buds. The eccentric menu served its duty to recharge our energy for our trip home. Night had come and our stomach was full, but we don't feel like leaving the restaurant. The atmosphere's getting even romantic as night grew darker, so why would we want to leave in a hurry? Candles were lit on each table and the light hypnotized anyone to continue chit-chatting. Such eccentric menu with classical and romantic atmosphere will surely entice many people to come over again and again to The Waroeng of Raminten.