LOCAL FOOD FINDER IN JOGJAKARTA: CHARCOAL FRIED RICE

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Enjoying culinary has become a part, if we make a visit to a tourist place. Especially when enjoying tourist visits to interesting places such as the city of Jogjakarta in Indonesia. There are so many things that can be enjoyed here besides the tourist attractions, one of the interesting things that need to be enjoyed is when looking for and wanting to enjoy a local food finder, culinary offerings for the evening in Jogjakarta. Lots of culinary places that offer interesting things from the cheapest prices to expensive prices like in five-star hotel restaurants.

LOCAL FOOD FINDER IN JOGJAKARTA: CHARCOAL FRIED RICE
Charcoal Fried Rice

It’s right to choose the City of Jogjakarta as an option for traveling, because Jogjakarta has everything about the concept of tourism, especially culinary tourism. This time I tried to enjoy culinary offerings on side of the road or commonly referred to as street food. For taste, not inferior for restaurants or famous eating places in the city of Jogjakarta. One of the selected sidewalk cuisines are the typical culinary dish of the City of Jogja, which is a dish of “charcoal fried rice”.

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Initially we did not have the intention to buy this culinary dish, but because it was late, and lazy to look for food outside the hotel, then we tried to enjoy culinary offerings neared the hotel where we were staying. And it turns out delicious, even the next night, we try to enjoy the culinary offerings offered not only fried rice, but other foods besides fried rice.

Speaking of fried rice, actually fried rice is a dish of rice fried in a skillet that produces a different taste, because the mixture is mixed with flavorings, such as garlic, onion, pepper or sweet soy sauce. Apart from that to make it delicious, also added other complementary ingredients, namely eggs, vegetables, seafood, even meat. From information, for example on Wikipedia, generally fried rice is very popular in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and even South Asia. In fact there is a different version of fried rice from Indonesia and a version of Malay, the difference lies in the use of sweet soy sauce. In general, fried rice in Indonesia is served with chicken, fried eggs, dried shrimp and vegetables.

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Charcoal Fried Rice

Back with a talk about Jogjakarta special fried rice, because of its location close to Kristina Hotel, where we stayed, located on Dagen Street, in the Malioboro tourist area, we named it “Kristina Hotel’s Charcoal Fried Rice“. Actually it is very simple, because it is sold on a sidewalk, and by using a wheelbarrow, but it is often hung next to Kristina Hotel. It feels delicious, according to what a friend from Jogjakarta said, that Jogjakarta fried rice, has a savory, delicious taste and distinctive aroma, because it is cooked on charcoal.

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Enjoying dinner this time is indeed unique. Why is it unique? This is due to the very typical way to cook fried rice, which is using charcoal placed in a brazier or a small stove to burn wood. Burning with wood or charcoal is what causes a delicious aroma on this fried rice.

Actually, looking at the wheelbarrow and the style of frying the seller of fried rice is almost the same as the seller of most fried rice. And this is the same as how to cook Kediri fried rice which also uses charcoal. How to cook using the charcoal fuel is very effective in cooking so that the heat generated is more evenly distributed and more stable. Fried rices producing by frying on charcoal, the rice is rather dry with spices that are more pervasive because it is slowly cooked.

Ethical Eats Local Food Finder in Jogjakarta - Charcoal Fried Rice
Charcoal Fried Rice

Here it is provided liked fried rice, fried noodles and soup noodles (in Javanese called “noodle godog”). When it is being cooked, the smell is quite tempting, from the marinade it has made the stomach growls to be filled immediately. This fried rice spice is also simple, only cooking oil mixed with mashed garlic which causes a sweet and fragrant smell when fried. Then put the eggs in a half-cooked state, then put the rice into the pan, which is mixed again with slices of chives, pepper, salt and seasonings, plus chicken slices. Besides that, what makes it different is that the noodles use wide noodles, in other areas it’s usually called “Kwetiau”.

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When compared in other areas, there are many names for Rice and Fried Noodle, in other areas also called Anglo Noodles, because cooking uses brazier. For taste, the culinary delights of Jogja are indeed very tasty even though the culinary offerings are street food, but they are very delicious in Jogjakarta.

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Charcoal Fried Rice

Speaking of prices, in my opinion is very relative, moreover we enjoy fried rice or fried noodles in tourist areas which certainly have different prices, usually a little more expensive. However, in this “Fried Rice Next to Kristina Hotel”, the price is relatively cheap, even though it is in a tourist area. Price per serving for fried rice, fried noodles or soup noodles Rp. 15,000.

Apparently, it’s worth trying again to enjoy culinary at a low price, especially if you stay around the Malioboro area of ​​Jogjakarta.

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