The Delicious Pork at Piggylicious Jogja

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“I’m starving and I want something delicious!” your mind exclaimed. You start looking for some options and figure out that you want some pork. The next question will be, “Where can I find tasty pork in Jogja?”

Jogja has some restaurants and stalls which will offer you pork. This time you’ll get to know one; Piggylicious. What do you think of first when you read the word “piggylicious”? Does it recall your childhood memory of watching Sesame Street and saw Miss Piggy in one of those series? Hehe… Or maybe you think of the yummy pork?

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I am not a frequent pork eater. However, I still can recognize tasty pork as tasty pork. Why do I write about it here? Why do I recommend it to you? Well, Piggylicious is one of the places in which I’d like to come back again, again, and again. It indeed serves some pork menus. Located in a quiet area, this restaurant will be a nice place for you to have either a nice lunch or dinner.  If you want some peace in the middle of a hectic day and something mouthwatering on your plate, this is the place for you.

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It was a long day and all we wanted was just some delicious dinner. My girls and I then decided to dine out at Piggylicious. This place had some menus such as Pork Belly, B2 Pedas Manado, B2 Pedas, Nasi Goreng, Iga Bakar and many more. After looking at the menus’ list for at least 10 minutes, Anin finally decided to order Pork Belly, Hana and Tyas had B2 Pedas Manado (Spicy Manado Pork), and I chose B2 Pedas (Spicy Pork).

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How did it taste? The Pork Belly was really good. It looked crispy but it was soft enough to chew. I didn’t hear any complain from Anin. She picked this menu because she disliked spicy food and this one isn’t spicy at all. However, together with the Pork Belly, they served sambal for the customers who wanted to have it spicy. Sambal surely enriched the taste of the Pork Belly even more.

B2 Pedas Manado was rich in taste. The smell of lemon basil mixed with bird’s eye chili and key lime was nice. It was even nicer when I ate it; such a party in my mouth. I loved it! This menu is perfect for you the spicy lover! Ho ho…

The pork on my plate was spicy.  It tasted slightly different from B2 Pedas Manado. They didn’t put any lemon basil here but it wasn’t less delicious. I am sure they also had bird’s eye chili as one of the ingredients because both of my nose and tongue could catch its aroma.

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How much did we spend on the dishes? The Pork Belly was IDR 40,000 (US $ 3, 1 USD = 13,319 IDR). The price of B2 Pedas Manado was IDR 35,000 (US $ 2.63) and I had B2 Pedas at the same price as the Pork Belly.

If you love eating pork or you want to taste pork cooked in Indonesian ways, I recommend you to visit Piggylicious so that you can have a little culinary adventure with pork on the plates! The restaurant is pretty homey. It’s not so big. It’s like you’re visiting a house of a nice modest lady who serves you well cooked food.

Piggylicious is located on Jl. Ahmad Zakir No. 2 Kotabaru (read Jl = jalan)—Ahmad Zakir street No. 2, Kotabaru. It opens every day; Monday to Thursday  (5pm to 11pm) and Friday to Sunday (11am to 10pm).

That’s all for now. Do you think you’d like to have some pork while visiting Jogja? What about pork in your hometown? What’s your favorite pork dish?


Pinus Asri: The Pine Forest of Dlingo

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How would you like to spend your Sunday morning in Jogja? Do you think some fresh air would be a nice idea? If it is, you probably would love to visit the pine forest as what I did with my brother.

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Pinus Asri is one of the spots the local people like to visit. Located in Dlingo, this place is about 60 minutes from the center of the city. As this article is written, there’s no entrance fee to pay for visiting this place. You just need to pay for parking your vehicle.

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My trip to Pinus Asri started at around 9.00 am. It was a cloudy day. If it wasn’t cloudy, the road would be pretty hot. It got better once I was about to go up the hill since there were more trees and their shadows protected me from the heat. Unfortunately, the cloudy day turned to be a rainy day. Rain fell while I was going up to the forest with my brother. It was a windy wet trip I had and the curves on the roads didn’t help at all for a faster riding.

Rain didn’t change my mind to visit Pinus Asri. Arrived at its parking area, I had to wait for the rain to stop for about an hour. Luckily, there were some stalls for visitors to sit. These stalls offered food and beverage with affordable price. I picked one stall and stayed there waiting for the rain to stop and had fried noodle at IDR 7,000 (US $ 0.5, 1 USD = 13,321 IDR).

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After waiting for about an hour, finally I could really visit Pinus Asri. The welcoming gate was made of wood and it had Javanese letters which greeted you, “Sugeng rawuh ing Pinus Asri” (welcome to Pinus Asri). About three meters from this welcome gate, there was a small welcome plank and a floral love sign as a photo spot. I of course took my time to take one or two photos there!

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Going in to the forest, apart from lots of pine trees, I could see some spots for visitors to take pictures. If only there was no rain, this place could be a romantic place for lovebirds. Enjoying the nature and the fresh air with your beloved one… Who doesn’t want that? Yet you could ask your significant other to take your photos!

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There were two things I liked to find in Pinus Asri. First was the green scenery. I hardly found this in the city. It felt so good just to sit on one of the wooden benches there and did nothing but embraced the moment with the nature. Second was the sound of the nature. When I had a moment of silent and I paid attention on how the wind danced between leaves and twigs, the sound they created together called out peace.

If you are interested in visiting Pinus Asri, below here are notes from me:

  • Better not to visit Pinus Asri after the rain just stops falling. The paths get slippery and you will end up having mud on your shoes.

  • For a such large area, Pinus Asri is lack of trash cans.

  • Taking photos seems to be the favorite thing to do in Pinus Asri. You can easily find people pose here and there. If you’d like to have more silence, consider to visit this pine forest on weekdays.

So, that was my trip to Pinus Asri. Thank you for reading this far. What do you think about Pinus Asri? Would you like to visit it while staying in Jogja? What would you love to see in Jogja?


Bakso Kota Cakman: The Meatball Soup for Culinary Adventurers

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Have you heard anything about “bakso”? Do you have any clue what it is? No?

Bakso is Indonesian meatball. This is one of the foods you shall try while traveling here if you are into a culinary adventure. As a street food or in a restaurant, bakso always has fans. Some people say bakso is perfect for a hot sunny day and others assume this meatball is perfect for a rainy day. The word “bakso” itself can be used for describing a single meatball or some meatballs.

What can you have in a bowl of bakso?

There are variations on how to serve bakso. In a bowl of bakso you have…bakso! Of course! Hehehe… Nah, it’s not just bakso. Apart from that, people usually serve it with yellow noodles or rice noodles, tofu, Chinese cabbage, and dumpling in a delicious bowl of broth with certain ingredients which as well has celery and crispy fried shallots as topping.

Since there are variations on how to serve bakso, this time we would introduce you one. Bakso Kota Cakman Malioboro

Bakso Kota Cakman. This restaurant is at Jl. Malioboro No. 65 (65th Malioboro street). Before sitting at your most favorite corner, make sure you pick first your bakso.

Bakso Kota Cakman has some variations of bakso and fritters. The cost of the meatball starts from IDR 5,000 (US $ 0.37, 1 US dollar is IDR 13,349). We choose bakso halus, bakso kasar, tahu goreng, and gorengan udang. Together with a bottle of Fruit Tea we spend IDR 25,000.

To eat your bakso, if you like, you can add either sweet soy sauce or tomato ketchup. Some people love to add vinegar as well. If you love it spicy, they also have sambal for you which its main ingredient is bird’s eye chili. “Well, I just want it plain!” – that’s fine as well.

So, let’s take a look at the mixture of our bakso and fritters.

The bakso halus and the bakso kasar looks more or less the same. The difference is on its mixture. The bakso halus has it smoother.

The tahu goreng (fried tofu) at Bakso Kota Cakman is served with meatball. The combination of tofu and bakso is in every bite.

The gorengan udang (shrimp fritter) has a little shrimp inside and we can taste shrimp as well in its fritter paste. Bakso Kota Cakman Malioboro, gorengan udang, shrimp fritter

We have our bakso with vinegar and sambal and for us that’s tasteful!

What do you think of bakso? Will you try it while traveling in Jogja? If you have tasted it, what’s your opinion about it?