Buying Traditional Cakes at Kotagede Traditional Market
As the world is becoming more and more modernized, traditional foods are getting harder to come by because their popularity is slowly over-ranked by instant and fast foods. However, tourists can still find these traditional foods at the oldest market in Jogja, Kotagede Market. The market has existed since more or less 400 years ago, during Panembahan Senopati's reignned over the Islamic Mataram Kingdom. Every Legi day (one of the five days of a week in a Javanese calendar), the market is always full of people because Legi is the market's pasaran, and for the very same reason, the people living around the market call it the Legi Market. But you do not have to wait for a Legi day to come just to buy those traditional foods. Every day in the afternoon, food merchants will be ready with their serabi (a cake made out of rice flour), cucur (fried cake made of wheat flour and rice flour), pukis (a half circle shaped cake), and Jogja and Kotagede's typical food, bakmi pecel (noodle served with boiled vegetables and peanut sauce) and kipo cake (small cake with grated coconut and palm sugar filling). In addition, after satisfying your stomach, you can resume your journey by walking around enjoying the atmosphere of the setting sun in Kotagede, Jogja's oldest urban area.
How to get there:
from Malioboro, take a left turn at KM 0 crossroad - take a right turn at Jl. Senopati's traffic light - Jogjatronik, Jl. Brigjen Katamso - take a left turn at Pojok Beteng Wetan crossroad - take a right turn at XT Square traffic light - Jl. Pramuka - take a left turn at the next traffic light - Kotagede - Kotagede traditional market
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