JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Although the Indonesian food of ‘Bakso’ is not necessarily synonymous with Yogyakarta, the Central Java city has some of the best local food eateries to try the dish.
Bakso is Indonesian Meatball Soup that is best enjoyed during a rainy or cool day and with a side of traditional chips on the side.
There are many ways to enjoy this comfort food and there is also an abundance of vendors selling this comfort food in Jogja.
1. Bakso Ironayan Pak Jam
For residents of Bantul and the surrounding area of Gunungkidul, Pak Jam’s version of Indonesian Meatball Soup takes the cake.
Its popularity is well-known in the area thanks to its rich broth and perfectly springy meatballs, but better yet, it only costs $0.82 (Rp 12,000) a portion.
To have your share of this national delicacy, stop by Ironayan which is south of Ngipik Market from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2. Bakso Klenger Ratu Sari
To add a bit more fun to enjoy your bowl of warm meatball soup, the owners of this Yogyakarta food eatery sells a 20-kilogram Bakso.
At this Jogja food stall, customers can choose from jumbo-sized, super jumbo-sized, or normal-sized meatballs, and depending on the size and quantity, you could end up paying millions of Indonesian Rupiah for a portion or two.