First meal in Yogya@Gadjah Wong, Yogyakarta


My first meal upon my arrival was at Gadjah Wong, a traditional Javanese home converted into a dining place.


Throughout our meal, these old folks, experts in Javanese traditional music were jammin’ away. They looked so adsorbed into the music like trance.

What I found really intruiging was how different cultures fuse together and form another new one. Some musical instruments resembled the chinese, with dragon carvings, while some appeared to resemble the malay. Indonesia is really a land rich with history and diverse culture.


The waitress said that the top choices by patrons who dine here are their steaks and bebek (fried duck). She did a good job at selling and I went for the steak, thinking that I would be having indon food for the next few days anyway.

Boy oh boy, I surely made a mistake. The sirloin was very, very ordinary. It felt like was just trying to fulfill my daily protein intake rather than truly enjoying every single slice of it.

Colleagues from other tables who ordered the bebek on the otherhand, complemented so much on it…apparently the bebek was really delicious. Awh! Sigh. Missed it.

Oh well… it’ll be okay. Every foodie experience is a roller coaster adventure! I’ll find a better bebek in future!

Address: Affandi Street (Gejayan) 79D, Yogyakarta


A quick trip to the Prambanan temple before we flew back home. This temple is listed as one of the unesco heritage sites and 1 of the most popular places to visit in Yogyakarta. Carved and built with black stones way back in 800AD. It is gorgeous both during the day and….


Also by night!


We even managed to catch a glimpse of the active volcano of Bandung on the plane. This was my first ever time seeing this from high up here.

This trip was truly an eye opener to me, rich with diverse culture both in places, people and food!


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