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ANGKRINGAN LEK MAN AND A UNIQUE COFFEE

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ANGKRINGAN LEK MAN AND A UNIQUE COFFEE – When you read this article, maybe it’s the first time you find a word “Angkringan”. Angkringan (derived from the Java language ‘Angkring’ which means tool and place for selling food which the hand-grip shaped arched to top) is a push cart that sell a variety of food and drink and are common in every edge of roads in Central Java and Yogyakarta. The cart is covered with plastic tarpaulin and can contain around 8 people of buyers. Opened from early afternoon, Angkringan cart relies on traditional lighting i.e. senthir (lanterns, very simple lighting without glass consisting of usually short-sized bottle completed with a wick and kerosene or kelentik oil as its fuel), and also aided by the bright road lights.

Foods sold include nasi kucing (a little portion rice usually complemented with sambal, fish, tempeh, or egg slices and then wrapped in banana leaves), fried foods, chicken intestines satay, quail eggs satay, chips and others. There are also a wide range of beverages such as tea, coffee, orange water, ginger water, and milk. All food and beverages are sold in a very affordable price. The inexpensive prices and calm atmosphere make this place very popular in the city as a stopover to chase away hunger or simply to relax.

 

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Although the price is cheap, but the consumers of Angkringan are very varied. They come from a various backgrounds starting from a pedicab driver, a builder, clerk’s officer, students, artists, even to officials and executives. Between buyers and sellers are often seen chatting casually in a warm family atmosphere. Famous as an egalitarian place, the various buyers in Angkringan come without distinguishing the social strata. They enjoy the food while chatting until late at night even though they don’t know each other. The people talk about various stuff or even discuss about serious topics.

One of the most well-known Angkringan in Yogyakarta is Angkringan Lek Man. People also know it as Angkringan Tugu or Angkringan Kopi Jos. It is located next to Tugu railway station, on the north side, not far from Malioboro. It makes this place becomes the main reference for visitors from out of the town who intend on coming to Angkringan.

 

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Having a unique coffee drink is why this place popularly called Angkringan Kopi (Coffee) Jos. The different thing about coffee jos is burning charcoal which put into the black coffee. Other drinks served are green tapai (sweet cake made of slightly fermented rice or tubers) ice and nasgitel ice (hot and thick). The tea offered is quite bitter and thick/creamy. Another special menu is jadah bakar. Jadah is a food made from glutinous rice. You can ask the seller to burn it first before enjoying it. Jadah bakar is best served warm. Angkringan Lek Man also offers complete satay menus from chicken, liver, quail eggs, cow and chicken intestines.

Mr. Man is the owner of the Angkringan. This place is usually guarded interchangeably because it’s opened for 24 hours. For those of you who prefer a quieter atmosphere, you can visit in the afternoon. In contrast to the evening when there are many young visitors. At 3 till 6 pm more old  people come at this hour. Most of them are workers who return home before the break or men who just want to hang out. In addition to the evening, coming in the morning may also be the right choice for a more comfortable atmosphere.

 

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