Borobudur

Borobudur is a buddhist ancient megastructure located in Central Java, Indonesia. Borobudur was probably been built between 8th and 9th centuries under the era of glorious buddhist dynasty of Sailendra. It is a giant temple complex of pyramid shape consist of million carved limestones with area of 2500 square metre and 35 metre tall. Borobudur …

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Gamelan

Gamelan is a traditional javanese musical ensemble that highlight metallophones, xylophone, drums and gongs. The term ‘Gamelan’ refers to the instrument or tool, which is a unified whole that is realized and sounded together. The word Gamelan itself comes from Javanese language ‘gamel’ which means hitting or beating, followed by an ending that makes it a noun. Gamelan …

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Javanese Beef Stew Semur

Semur or Javanese beef stew is also well-known in every places in Java as well as entire Indonesia. Semur is known as its black thick and tasty beef soup served with potatoes. Semur is cooked with black soybean sauce kecap and the main ingredients used are tenderloin beef, onion, onions, nutmeg and cloves. Kecap is the common ingredient used in every Javanese …

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Javanese Soup Soto

Soto or Javanese soup is so popular in Java that even in every place there has its own taste and way to serve it. For example in East Java, Soto Lamongan -named after the place near Surabaya, comes with tasty koya powder (it’s a mixture from dried shrimp and fried garlic). Meanwhile in Kudus, Central Java, they serve …

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Gado Gado

Gado gado is a Javanese dish comprising a vegetable salad, boiled egg, tofu & tempeh (Javanese traditional soy product) served with fabulous peanut sauce dressing. Gado gado literally means ‘mixes’, which is served by mixing all ingredients together with peanut sauce dressing (may not look nice but the taste is so good). Gado gado comes …

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Nasi Gudeg

Nasi Gudeg is popular dish from Jogjakarta and also well known on entire island of Java. The dish itself called ‘Gudeg’ while most of Javanese eat rice, sometime it says Nasi Gudeg (Gudeg served with rice). This sweet flavored dish Nasi Gudeg is made of young jack-fruit cooked with coconut milk and also Javanese palm …

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