People who have lived in Jogja are familiar with angkringan, a simple cart with a plastic tarpaulin that sells cat rice, quail egg satay, intestinal satay, fried foods, and wedangan. Nasi Kucing is a typical angkringan menu, a bowl of rice with a piece of stir-fried tempeh or anchovies then wrapped in banana leaves and paper. Named cat rice because the portions are small.
Besides being a cool place to discuss with friends late into the night, angkringan is also a mainstay place to eat when you only have thousands of cash left on your wallet.
Not surprisingly, even though modern cafes are mushrooming like mushrooms in the rainy season, angkringan has survived and has even become a kind of symbol of Jogja’s modesty.
Here we present 7 famous angkringan in Jogja.
- Angkringan Lek Man
Angkringan Lek Man is very famous in Jogja with Jos Coffee as its special drink, a glass of coffee served hot with charcoal that is still burning. While the food menu is almost the same as other angkringan, namely Nasi Kucing, various fried foods, quail egg satay, intestinal satay, skin satay, etc.
Lek Man is the son of Mbah Pairo who is said to be the first angkringan trader in Jogja who has been selling since the 1950s. No doubt because of this legacy, Angkringan Lek Man is never empty of visitors, whether they want to eat or hang out late at night.
Angkringan Lek Man is also visited by many people from outside the city of Jogja because it is located close to Tugu Station.
- Angkringan Pak Jabrik
Angkringan Pak Jabrik or better known as Angkringan KR is one of the most famous and crowded angkringan in Jogja. Occupying the terrace of the Kedaulatan Rakyat Daily office, this angkringan is never empty of visitors, especially when the weekend arrives.
The menu offered at this angkringan is more diverse than other angkringan. There are several kinds of cat rice, such as chili anchovies, stir-fried tempeh, stir-fried liver, stir-fried mushrooms, mushroom fireworks, tomato sauce, etc. Apart from fried foods, various other side dishes are also available such as quail egg satay, intestine satay, conch satay, etc.
Angkringan KR has a large space so that visitors can choose to eat while sitting on an angkringan cart, garden chairs, or sitting on the terrace of the Kedaulatan Rakyat office.
This place is also often a gathering or hangout place for art communities, students, and several motorcycle clubs.
- Angkringan Wijilan
Angkringan Wijilan area is known as the center of gudeg, so this angkringan is better known as Angkringan Wijilan. In fact, his real name is Angkringan Kang Harjo. Now this angkringan is so busy that it has been made into two floors.
- Angkringan Pak Jack
Angkringan is already attached to the city of Jogja and one of the famous ones is Angkringan Pak Jack. Its strategic location is on Jl. Jend. Sudirman or to the west of the Gondolayu Bridge makes this angkringan a place for Jogja’s young people to the elderly.
Apart from providing various kinds of yellow rice, fried foods, and various satay, Angkringan Pak Jack also provides Jos Coffee, coffee added with burning charcoal. The spacious place makes this angkringan never empty for visitors, especially at night. In addition, it is located close to the Gondolayu Bridge, which is often a hangout place for Jogja’s young people.
- Angkringan Bonbin
Angkringan Bonbin is famous because they have Nasi Kucing that is always warm, that attacked by customers. Who had not yet gotten it, they were forced to wait for the next batch.
- Angkringan Lek Adi
Even though it uses angkringan frills, this place is more like an ordinary food stall and there are no carts like angkringan in general. The menu is typical of angkringan, such as cat rice, various fried foods, various satay, ginger drink, etc.
Angkringan Nganggo Suwe (old use) or also known as Angkringan Lek Adi is located in the Kotagede area. This place is often used as a hangout for students or a place to “hunt” for side dishes for local residents at night. If you visit this angkringan, you can try several menus such as Nasi Bakar, Tongseng Keong, Wedang Asem Panas, or Wedang Asem Jahe.
- Angkringan Klebengan
Apart from being close to the UGM and UNY campuses, Angkringan Klebengan is also busy because of its large space. A carpet of mats is available for visitors who want to relax while chatting, discussing, or just riding a motorcycle ride with friends. This Angkringan is famous for always adding sweet soy sauce to the fried and reheated / re-baked side dishes.