Yogyakarta is the best place for you to try many unique culinary delights. In addition to various traditional cuisines such as gudeg and bakpia, you can also enjoy many interesting dishes. Yogyakarta is a province which is famous for its ability to maintain this Javanese culture, but it sure is not shy away from innovations.
One of the perks of living in Yogyakarta is that you can get many types of satay. Satay is a dish of seasoned, skewered, and grilled meat served with a sauce. Here are some unique satays that you can find in Yogyakarta.
This satay is made from young lamb which is usually served with gulai sauce. Satay Klatak’s distinctive feature is on its skewer. Normally, satay uses bamboo as a skewer, but satay Klatak uses a bicycle’s tire bar that has been cleaned. You can enjoy this meal at Sate Klathak Pak Pong which is located on Jl. Sultan Agung No.18, Jejeran II, Wonokromo, Pleret, Bantul, Yogyakarta.
Sate Petir literally means ‘lightning satay’. The term lightning comes from a very spicy marinade and sauces. This satay usually uses young lamb. Lightning satay is usually served with tongseng petir which is also spicy. You can enjoy this dish at Sate Petir Pak Nano at Jl. Jogja Ring Road Cells. No.90, Menayu Kidul, Tirtonirmolo, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta.
Sate kere means ‘poor satay’ in the local language. This term is used because the main ingredient of this dish is beef fat, without using the meat. This is a truly poor man’s satay. However, this satay still tastes really good with herbs and sauces made from selected spices. You can enjoy this meal at Sate Kere Kupat Sayur Bu Bambang, located at Jl. Godean No.4, Rice Field Area, Sidomoyo, Godean, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta.
As the name suggests, satay kuda is made from horse meat. The meat has a more resilient texture than beef, mutton, or chicken. Handling also requires special skills to be made satay. People believe that horse meat can provide vitality to the body while healing various ailments. You can try this food at Sate Kuda Gondolayu at Cokrodiningratan, Jetis, Yogyakarta.
Sate buntel is prepared with unique ingredients and techniques. Mutton is finely chopped and then wrapped in goat fat, before being skewered and grilled with special spices. The aroma of roasted fat, mutton, and spices will instantly make your appetite rise.
Sate buntel is usually served without its stick. You can enjoy this meal at the Sate Kambing Asli Tambak, located on Jl. Brigjen Katamso No.192, Keparakan, Mergangsan, Yogyakarta.
This is a very unique satay, not always readily available, and targeting limited consumers. Sate torpedo is made from a horse’s penis which is grilled and seasoned with satay sauce.
This dish is believed to increase libido and enhance the performance of men in bed. If interested, you can try sate torpedo at Sate Kuda Jogja, located at Jl. Veteran No.196, Pandeyan, Umbulharjo, Yogyakarta.
As the name suggests, the main ingredient of this satay is rabbit meat. The taste of rabbit meat is a bit like chicken, although a little tougher. You can try this dish at Sate Kelinci Pak Djimsan, located at Jl. Kaliurang KM.19, Sawah Area, Pakembinangun, Pakem, Sleman Regency.
If you are a connoisseur of satay, then you will really love Yogyakarta. There are many kinds of satay that you can try here, from the ‘normal’ one to very unique ones.