I’m writing this post while covered myself with blanket & sweater, recovering from fever since Monday. I thought I got Dengue from this trip. But fortunately, the lab result turned out to be normal. The doctor said that I just need to take rest at home for few days. 🙂
Rushed to the airport last Friday for Yogyakarta trip with colleagues from work. We got invitation for colleague’s wedding on Saturday. There were actually 5 of us, but only 3 of us departed.
This is our first time using L!on Air as our flight but they made many bad impressions since beginning. So, me & my boss arrived earlier as the other 3 colleagues came with other UBER car. We helped them to check in at the counter by showing their ID virtually. As we got our boarding passes (3 of us with the same booking number), I asked my boss to take the other 2 boarding passes. But the lady at the counter said that when they come, they could show their ID and get the boarding pass. But by the time they arrived & requested the pass, the person at the counter deny and said that there were no seat left anymore! The previous lady went back home, and the new guy did not cooperate & help us at all. We were thinking that they sold it to someone else as we did not see any seats left in the plane. Luckily our colleagues received next morning flight by 6AM. So they overnight in the airport that day.
It was raining as we lined up to the plane. They only provided us with 1 staircase and the queue moved very slow, left us all wet from the heavy rain. I was wearing a jacket but it did not help.
After 1 hour flight, finally we arrived at Adi Sutjipto International Airport. We went to our ‘Top Malioboro’ Hotel (former ‘Zodiac’ Hotel) to check in and rest before we go for supper :D.
My colleague booked 3 rooms for all of us, since the other 2 still in Jakarta, each of us owned each bedroom for the night. 😀 The room was huge!
My boss’s friend (been friends since senior high school), brought us to eat one of the most popular Gudeg in town!
We arrived here around 11PM and there were many people lining up to order! The name ‘Permata’ was taken from this abandoned building, which was a cinema named Permata. Since it’s not used anymore, Gudeg Permata use the terrace area for their stall.
We could not get the seats with table, so we decided to sit by the alley or we called Lesehan which means sit on the floor. This is a common thing in Java.
What is Gudeg? It’s a traditional Javanese cuisine from Yogyakarta and central Java. Made from young unripe jack fruit boiled for several hours with palm sugar and coconut milk. This is consider a vegetarian food if you did not add chicken or egg. But commonly served with egg or chicken (you can choose). White steamed rice, opor ayam (chicken with coconut milk) or fried chicken, telur pindang, opor telur, tofu / tempeh, and sambal goreng krecek (a stew made of crisp beef skins).
After that we visited the legendary Charcoal Coffee / Kopi Joss that I’ve been curious to try! The original Charcoal Coffee is ‘Angkringan Kopi Joss Pak Lik Man’ if you want to try. There are so many ‘Kopi Joss’ stalls along the road you can ask which one is Pak Lik Man’s stall.
Why Charcoal? Kopi Joss itself was born from Gadjah Mada University student’s research that showed charcoal can reduce the caffeine in the coffee. (But don’t forget to put the charcoal aside!)
Apologies for long post today! Have a nice day!
Gudeg Permata Ny. Sri Sunarti
Jl Gajah Mada, Purwo Kinanti, Pakualaman, Yogyakarta
Open : 21.00 – 02.00
Kopi Joss Pak Lik Man
Jl Wongsodirjan, Yogyakarta
Open : from 18.00 onwards