10 CULINARY HIDDEN GEMS IN JOGJA
The More Hidden, The More Wanted
Updated on 2/28/2015
Instead of choosing strategic locations easily accessible by the customers, these 10 culinary spots are indeed located far in the kampong/village. Proven taste and friendly service may have been the key to guarantee their popularity among customers. Although they are located in narrow streets, they remain customers' favorites.
It occurred that YogYES had got confused and got lost many times while searching for these places. Still, there is nothing to regret, as the foods offered are indeed delicious. Mangut lele (spiced catfish) with rich seasoning, noodles with stunning taste, to tempting ingkung (cooked whole chicken)-all are worth the try.
1. Gudeg Pawon
In a narrow corridor way with a direction sign advising visitors to not ride their motorcycles along the way, a queue is seen-waving along the way like a snake towards the door of the first house in the corridor. This turns out to be the line of hungry people craving for food late at night. The gudeg restaurant is named Gudeg Pawon as the foods are served directly from inside the kitchen or, as the local folks say, the pawon. The delicate chicken meat and the taste of gudeg-which is not excessively sweet-is what makes the food easily accepted by visitors from outside Jogja. See address and location map on Gudeg Pawon.
2. Mangut Lele Mbah Marto