Cities in Java has so much to offer in the way of rich culinary experiences. From that street food stall in a hidden away corner of the city to that restaurant favorited by locals, the prospect of explore the culinary range a city has to offer can be quite enticing and yet a tiny bit daunting with questions like, "where do I start, how do I communicate in a new language and is the food I am eating safe?'.
What if you started your adventure with a passionate local housewife who could show you Javanese cuisine in its most authentic form? A perfect way to understand the cuisine as you visit the household of our local host Mimi. The idea is to be able to take you behind the curtains and understand how locals masterfully create delicious dishes from simple ingredients. This cooking experience will also be accompanied with a visit to the local market, which we think will give any curious foodie the perfect start to a culinary adventure.
Javanese households typically purchase fresh ingredients from the local market every morning, cook and serve them in the afternoon for lunch with the family. Our tour will follow the same ritual where a local market visit will be followed by a cooking class in the kitchen of our host.
Once you've done a cooking class in Yogyakarta, be it this one or any other, what you can be guaranteed of is that you will be armed with a better understanding of the local cuisine from which you can confidently explore other food experiences - be it in a humble family run side cart on the streets or a fancy restaurant in a five star hotel.
Choose one item from each section and let us know your choice in the in the message section when you make a booking. Note: Selection of dishes is per booking and not on a individual basis).
Vegetables / Soups :
Sayur Asem / Vegetables in tamarind soup
Soto / Indonesian chicken soup
Gudeg / Jack fruit brown sugar curry
Sayur daun singkong / Cassava leaves in coconut milk
Sayur lodeh/ Vegetable cooked in coconut curry milk
Gudangan / Cooked vegetables with grated coconut
Plecing / Vegetables mixed with peanut and sambal
Mixed vegetables with peanut sauce dressing
Salad buah / Exotic fruit salad with yogurt
Acar / Sweet and Sour cucumber salad
Pecel / Fresh Salad with peanut sauce
Rujak / Fruit in soy sauce
Main Course :
Rendang / Spicy coconut beef/chicken
Ayam goreng lengkuas / Galangal fried chicken
ikan asin masak jagung / Salted fish with corn and chilli
Ayam geprek / Smashed fried chicken with garlic sambal
Ayam Bacem / Boiled chicken in palm sugar and black soy ketchup
Garang Asem / Chicken in sour coconut milk sauce
Serundeng ayam / Chicken with baked coconut topping
Part of Main Course (sides)
Tahu isi / Stuffed soybean cake
Tempe garit / Fried soybean curd
Tempe mendoan / Fried fermented soybean cake
Tempe bacem / Fermented soybean cake boiled
with soy sauce and palm sugar
Tahu Bacem / Tofu boiled with soy sauce and palm sugar