Kampung Wijilan Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta as a tourist city, of course has many attractions for tourists. Whether it’s a tourist destination, local art, to the original culinary. Talking of authentic Yogyakarta culinary, of course we discuss Gudeg. Gudeg is one of the original culinary types of Yogyakarta that is very well known, both in Indonesia and abroad. Gudeg comes from young jackfruit, with various spices, cooked for several hours and has a taste that tends to be sweet. We can found Gudeg sellers in every corner of the city of Yogyakarta, from Malioboro up to the corners of the city area.
There is one area in Yogyakarta which is a tourist destination for enjoying Gudeg dishes, namely the Kampung Wijilan Yogyakarta. This area is located in the center of the city, located south of the Benteng Vredeburg Museum and Taman Pintar Yogyakarta. In the Kampung Wijilan Yogyakarta there are many shops which of course the main menu is Gudeg. Wijilan village itself is usually called the “njeron Benteng” village or village within the palace, because indeed the location of this village is in the area of the Yogyakarta palace. Where in Wijilan village, the majority who live there are courtiers. These court servants are required to be able to cook Gudeg, this is meant so that Gudeg can continue to be sustainable, and are always known as typical dishes from Yogyakarta.
Broadly speaking, Gudeg can be divided into two types, namely wet Gudeg and dry Gudeg. But of course with these two characteristics, the basic ingredients remain the same, which only distinguishes the technique in cooking. Likewise with consumers, these two Gudeg types have their own fans. Besides that, along with the development of the times, and the high interest of tourists in enjoying this dish, the entrepreneurs are also even innovating, especially in the presentation. Now it has become a common thing, Gudeg packed into cans. This of course makes gudeg more durable, and can be a gift or souvenir of Yogyakarta, which can be enjoyed by all tourists who visit.
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