Gebleg Traditional Snack of Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
When visiting Kulon Progo Regency, tourists should not miss the opportunity to try some Indonesian local foods and snacks, especially Gebleg. Despite the simplicity, the snack tastes great and has a unique appearance. In fact, it becomes the signature food of the region! Usually, the locals eat it as a snack either in the morning or afternoon. As for tourists, it becomes a great souvenir that they can buy cheaply when visiting Kulon Progo later. The question is where they can get it, as not all sellers are reliable enough especially in terms of price. Well, here is further information about it.
The Best Place to Get Them
It is true tourists can ask the help from their local guide in getting Gebleg. However, this method costs more money than they may expect. As an alternative, they can simply head to the best area where they can buy the snack at a more affordable price. It is Jonggrangan Market located in Gendu Village. Once arriving at the market, tourists may find a simple eatery providing Gebleg and other traditional foods. Have no worries. The seller is quite friendly. Not to mention visitors can either eat Gebleg directly on the site or bring it back home.
More about Gebleg
In terms of appearance, Gebleg has white color and it comes with a chewy texture. The prime ingredient is tapioca flour, after all. What about the taste? The locals only use salt as the seasoning, so it tastes both savory and salty. Well, people can eat it directly or fry it first for a more crispy texture. Either way, it tastes great! As for the side dish, the best one is Tempe Besengek (which is made of soybeans).
Aside from eating Gebleg when visiting Kulon Progo Regency, tourists also have the chance to watch and learn the making process directly. Have no worries. The locals are friendly enough to teach outsiders how to make such unique snack. After making it, tourists are allowed to bring the raw Gebleg back home and fry it later. It would be lucky if they can get such training freely! If not, they don’t have to spend much money to learn how to make the snack at the locals’ house.
For those who don’t have time to watch and learn how to make Gebleg, they can simply buy the snacks at nearby market or eateries. Have no worries. The price is quite cheap, so everyone can buy it in a bulk. It is worth the money, after all, as tourists won’t find such snack in other regions!
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How to Get There
In order to get Gebleg, the best place to visit is definitely Jonggrangan Market at Gendu Village. From Adisucipto International Airport, tourists may spend about 56 minutes as the distance is 36.7 km. It can even be faster if they take Yogyakarta – Wates Street and use the right transportation service.
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