After spending the day visiting historical sites at the Borobudur Temple, you must be exhausted and hungry yet fulfilled.
There are so many delicious dishes all around the city but where should you start? This list will guide you to the best 9 delicious dishes you should definitely try near Borobudur!
Beong fish is a special type of fish that can only be found in the Progo River. This fish is cooked with special spices ranging from galangal, lemongrass, ginger to shallots making it incredibly soft and tasty.
It is also the top-rated spicy dish for those who prefer a little extra kick. You can also ask for a non-spicy version beforehand. This scrumptious dish can be found at Warung Makan Sehati near Borobudur, specifically at Bumen Village.
Just a few minutes away from Borobudur, there are places to eat Sop Senerek Iga Sapi Banar like at Sop Senerek Pak Parto at Jenderal Sudirman road. This soup dish consists of red bean soup and other veggies, topped with slices of meat. The soup is clear and often spicy. This dish was a favorite during colonial times but now it is only found around Borobudur. It is also one of the favorite spicy dishes from Magelang.
Nasi Lesah was a favorite local dish back then and now it's only found in some places around Magelang. One of them is the well known Nasi Lesah Pak Badut. It is similar to another local dish named Soto, but instead of a clear yellow soup, it is topped with coconut milk, therefore a little more dense and tasteful. This soup is accompanied with a steaming plate of rice.
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This dish is so popular that the restaurant selling it is always over-crowded. The wait is worth the trouble because this flavored rice deserves a special spot for your tastebuds. This unique dish is made from rice marinated with spicy soup. The menu consists of eggs, shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots, celery, and onions to mix with the rice. Adding the broth will make it extra special. If you want it spicy, adding chili to the dish makes it extra yummy!
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Another well-known dish in the city is Kupat Tahu. This dish consists of ketupat, noodles, fried local snacks, cabbage, and tofu. This whole dish is poured with tasteful peanut sauce that gives the extra kick to this already scrumptious meal! Perfect for breakfast or lunch.
As one of the favorite local dishes, tahu bacem and tempe mendoan make the perfect snacks! Tahu bacem is marinated braised tofu which is then slowly boiled to make it even more flavorful. After being boiled, they are then fried until they turn golden brown.
As for tempe mendoan, it is tempeh fried with flour and often dipped in soy sauce with bits of chili. You can try these snacks at the Stupa Restaurant, and choose more Indonesian delicacies from their menu!
This restaurant has the perfect ambiance for a nice dinner with beautiful lights and an open space overlooking a stunning view.
This special drink can only be found in Central Java and is so refreshing that it will help you get through the day. Feel relaxed with the rice flour and starch which is processed and formed into small pieces. This pleret is then mixed with palm sugar solution, coconut milk and shaved ice. A great drink for a midday refreshment.
This shop is legendary since it was established in 1945. It’s always crowded due to their delicious ice cream. This colorful bread-ice cream is tasty and refreshing. Perfect in the evening after your daily activities. It is extremely popular so be prepared for a queue!
A warm, sweet and tasty drink sound perfect for a cold rainy day or when the sun has set. This Wedang Kacang is a great dessert for your sweet tooth and is unique in texture with rice balls. This drink has beans as the main ingredient and it is boiled together with brown sugar and granulated sugar beforehand. It is boiled for quite a long time and produces a tasty, reddish-brown broth. Wedang beans are served in a bowl together with sticky rice.
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Is your mouth watering yet? Of course! The food in Magelang really does tempt you to eat more. And with great ambiance around it too. Visit Magelang now!
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