LOCAL FOOD FINDER: “BAKPIAPIA”, MODERN JOGJAKARTA CAKE

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After enjoying the beauty of Jogjakarta City, and various tourist attractions and culinary tours. This time we discuss what we will bring as souvenirs for family, friends and even relatives at home. Lots of cakes, food or even typical Jogjakarta culinary offerings that can be brought as souvenirs. But most of what is brought is a typical Jogjakarta cake, this is because besides being more durable, it can also be eaten together.

LOCAL FOOD FINDER: "BAKPIAPIA", MODERN JOGJAKARTA CAKE
Bakpiapia

Seeing the many culinary offerings you want to take home, you must be confused. But from all the cakes or culinary offerings available. We chose the typical Jogjakarta cake, “bakpia”. Jogjakarta’s typical bakpia cake is different, it tastes better with a unique look.

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It is interesting to find information about this type of bakpia cake. Actually bakpia is a type of food made from a mixture of green beans with sugar, then wrapped in flour, and baked. The term “bakpia” comes from the Hokkien dialect, which is from the word “bak” which means pork, and the word “pia” which means cake. So the bakpia from the origin said it means a bread filled with meat. With time, in Indonesia it is called “pia” or “pia cake”.

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Bakpia From Bakpiapia

Speaking of bakpia in the city of Jogjakarta, I’ve actually known this bakpia for a long time. The famous one, which I usually enjoy is Bakpia Pathuk. But after all this time, and based on information, Pathuk or Pathok is the name of an area in Jogjakarta, which is the origin of Jogjakarta bakpia. Because many Jogjakarta people are Muslim, in the end the contents of the bakpia are originally converted into green beans. And in Kampung Pathuk as a bakpia-making village this bakpia brand is numbered, adjusted to the manufacturer’s house number, for example Bakpia 25, Bakpia 75 and many others. But in its development the Bakpia brand was not based on house numbers, but developed into other brands. (https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakpia)

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Because of the deliciousness of this bakpia, making this cake a favorite and a choice for souvenirs. There are so many bakpia brands in Jogjakarta, there are more than 100 bakpia brands in this city. But there are several bakpia that are often sought by tourists and visitors to this tourist city, including Bakpia 25, Bakpia Kurniasari, Bakpia Djava, Bakpia Kencana, Bakpia 75, Bakpia 145 and Snack It Pia 100.

There was something interesting when I enjoyed a visit to Jogjakarta with my family yesterday, which happened to be when we stayed at an inn on Dagen Street (a road in the Malioboro Complex area of ​​Jogjakarta). When going to Malioboro Street there is a store that happens to sell bakpia. Had not thought of entering this ground, “Bakpiapia”.

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Bakpiapia Dagen Street

Curious? Definitely … That comes with the name of this type of souvenir bakpia. Because the name tends to be different and interesting. After browsing the internet about bakpiapia-made bakpia enjoyment, then I then wanted to try to buy and enjoy the pia dish from Bakpiapia.

From the information available, Bakpia was originally a home-made bakpia or it could be called a home industry that had been established since June 2004 on the Street of Sosro Meduran Yogyakarta. It was only in September 2004 after the industry developed, this Bakpiapia management contracted a small outlet on Street of Dagen No. 7 (Front of Whiz Hotel), Sosromenduran, in the Malioboro Tourism Complex area.

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Bakpiapia Dagen Street

One more thing, there is something that makes it different from the bakpia that has existed so far, if all this time bakpia is packed with a box with a number symbol. So in Bakpiapia this is served with fairly unique packaging. There are several types offered, namely bakpia singles, mulatto and ampyang kepyar. Of the various types of bakpiapia this type of mulatto bakpia seems to be the most wanted and hits here, because the type of pia produced by Bakpiapia is made by combining western flavors and Javanese tastes. The shape and size are rather large when compared to other types of bakpia, with cappuccino, durian, blueberry cheese, banana cheese, chocolate and pineapple. It seems to be an alternative choice for souvenirs besides bakpia that have always existed.

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Bakpiapia

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Speaking of contemporary culinary or present-day souvenirs, it turns out that this is “Contemporary Bakpia”, which can be an alternative bakpia in Jogjakarta, with various flavors and choices. Moreover, the unique packaging with matching colors and with an exclusive model, makes the characteristic of packaging pia used by bakpiapia.

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Bakpiapia

To get this present-day bakpia, it is now very easy, especially since Bakpiapia has used the power of marketing through social media. Coupled with the entry of bakpiapia in the application of food ordering services such as gofood from gojek or grabfood from grabs, even inter-local service applications, adding to making it easier for bakpiapia consumers to get the present cake. Or if you want to find a variant as you wish, it can be opened on the official Bakpiapia website at www.bakpiapia.com.

But it is not a problem if you want to visit a bakpiapia outlet or branch spread in Jogjakarta. There are 7 (seven) branches that you can visit:

  1. Dagen Street No. 7 Jogjakarta (in front of the Whiz hotel).
  2. Ambarukmo Plaza Jogjakarta in front of Carrefour.
  3. Kaliurang Street Km. 5.2 Jogjakarta.
  4. Ruko Bayeman Permai No. 4 Wates Road Km. 3 Jogjakarta.
  5. Sevensoule De Arcade, Jalan Cendrawasih Colombo Complex No. 4 Jogjakarta.
  6. Mataram Street, Jogjakarta (opposite Popeye Music).
  7. “Teratai Indah” Batik Shop, Malioboro Street, Jogjakarta.

So, for typical Jogjakarta souvenirs, especially bakpia, Bakpiapia’s current production bakpia is also one of our choices. Especially now there are more outlets and outlets so we are not confused about buying them.

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