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Monday, 4 Syawwal 1439 / 18 June 2018

Tourism minister recommends 10 meatball stalls in Yogyakarta

Selasa 27 June 2017 07:00 WIB

Rep: Sri Handayani/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda



Foto: Republika/Agung Supriyanto

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – Former US President Barack Hussein Obama is having his vacation in Ubud, Bali on Friday (June 23).  After discovering tourism destination in Goddess Island, Obama and his family planned to visit Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta had so many stalls of meatball, a memorable food from Indonesia for Obama. “Talk about meatball, Yogyakarta is the place. So many stalls sell delicious meatball, start from street vendors to restaurants,” said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.

These are 10 meatball stalls in Yogyakarta recommended by the minister for Obama:

1. Bakso Ito Yogyakarta

 Bakso Ito was located at Mataram Street No. 59, Yogyakarta (eastern Malioboro). The place was quite closed. It did not only provide meatballs but also pork meatball.

2. Warung Bakso Pak Jam

The stall was owned by Jamhari. It was operated since 1983. It was located at Ironayan village, Baturetno, Banguntapan. Warung Bakso Pak Jam was known for the chewy and soft texture of the meatball. The sambal (chilly jam) was yummy as it was fried twice.

3. Bakso Arema

Bakso Arema was located at the south of Panti Rapih Hospital, Yogyakarta. The place was simple, using tent at the roadside. It offered delicious fried meatball. It was better to come here at noon.

4. Bakso 5 Kg Klenger

It was located at Wahid Hasyim Street No. 296, Nologaten, Caturtunggal, Depok, Sleman. The size of the meatball would make you surprise. At the outlet Bakso Ratusari, it was offered a super size meatball, started from 250 grams to five kilograms.

5. Bakso Tengkleng Pak Bambang

300 meters from the new bridge of Technical Faculty of Gadjah Mada University, you would found the stall of Bakso Tengkleng Pak Bambang. What makes it special was the “tengkleng” (a Javanese word for soup made from goat’s bone.

6. Bakso Paru Pak Kintel

Across the McDonalds, at Sudirman Street No. 57 Yogyakarta, Pak Kintel sold his legendary meatball. It was completed with pieces of processed lung in every portion.

7. Bakso Kuning Gading

Kuning Gading was located at Abu Bakar Ali Street No.2A. It was owned by Abidin (57) from Muntilan since 1981. Every portion contained yellow noodles, pieces of tofu, fried meatball, three pieces of medium size meatballs,  and pieces of chicken meat or beef.

8. Bakso Pak Narto

At Gejayan Street No. 16, Bakso Pak Narto was located. It sold delicious meatballs, chicken noodles, and soto.

9.Bakso Bethesda (outside Bethesda Hospital)

The stall was located at Yohanes Nurhadi Street, in front of Bethesda Hospital. It was known for producing the meatball only from “silap kumol” (rear thighs). The ratio between the meatball and the herbs was 1:1. It was so delicious.

10. Bakso Pak Eko

Came to the Bantul Traditional Market and found Bakso Pak Eko. The additional pepper made a perfect gravy quality. It also used fresh ingredients.

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