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YOGYAKARTA AND 3 CLASSIC TRADITIONAL SNACKS TO FIND THERE

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YOGYAKARTA AND 3 CLASSIC TRADITIONAL SNACKS TO FIND THERE – Travelling in Yogyakarta is indeed always fun. You can both visit interesting tourism sites and also satisfy your taste buds and full your stomach by enjoying Yogyakarta’s culinary. When it’s time to go home, you certainly don’t want to miss the memories of Yogyakarta, right? One of the things you can do to remind you of the city is buying some typical snacks.

YANGKO

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This typical snack from Yogyakarta is made from glutinous flour as the main ingredient. It’s a typical moci cake of Yogyakarta. It is indeed a very similar to cake moci, has a chewy texture, contains chopped nuts and has a flavor that is sweet. In addition to the original flavor, now Yangko also has the flavor of fruits, such as strawberries, durian, and melons. You only need to spend less than $1 or IDR 8.000–IDR 10.000 per box.

One of the original popular producers in Yogyakarta is Yangko Pak Prapto located in Jalan Pramuka No. 82, Yogyakarta. The shop was regarded as the first generation because it has existed since 1921. In addition to this shop, you can find it easily in all corners of the city especially in Kota Gede, Yogyakarta.

BAKPIA PATHOK

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Bakpia are small, round-shaped Indonesian sweet rolls. It is also closely related to Chinese culture (was originated from Chinese sweet rolls). In the past, Bakpia was filled with pork, but due to the influence of Islam in Java, the contents then was replaced with mung beans that have been chopped. Sugar was also added as the sweetener.

The name Bapkia Pathok was derived from Pathok suburb, Yogyakarta, where these sweet pastries were originated.  Looking for this typical snack of Yogyakarta is not difficult.  It is sold in many Bakpia shops around Yogyakarta, also in many small stores. You can go to Jalan Malioboro, Beringharjo market, or Jalan Glagahsari. Currently, bakpia has experienced many developments. Various variants began to be created in order to attract the attention of buyers.  Bakpia Pathok initially, stuffed with green beans. However, nowadays you can find it in other delicious flavors and various fillings such as chocolate, durian, milk, and even cheese. They are purchased by visitors of Yogyakarta as gifts for friends and family. It is sold in price ranges from IDR 28.000 to IDR 38.000 per box.

GEPLAK

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It is a sweet snack made from coarsely grated coconut, sugar, flour and rice flour or sticky rice. Geplak is mainly produced in Bantul, a city in Yogyakarta which is titled as Geplak City. The characteristic of Yogyakarta food which has a taste of sweet, similarly with geplak. At first, geplak were created using cane sugar and that gave a white color grey. Or, if palm sugar was used, it will result brownish color. Currently, you can find geplak in a variety of colors and tastes, ranging from durian, strawberry, and orange.  Geplak is also very easy to find in various Yogyakarta traditional snacks shops.

In Bantul, you can find geplak at a store which is also a manufacturer named Geplak Jago. Its location is in Jln. Wachid Hasyim, Bantul. Along this road, there are also Geplak Mbok Tumpuk. In general, geplak are sold in a price ranges from IDR 16.000 per kg. But of course the price will increase when they are bought at holiday season.

 

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