The Yummiest Spicy Foods You Can Find in Jogja


Yogyakarta is not only rich in culture, it also has a pleasant atmosphere to explore. Yogyakarta can also be a culinary paradise because it offers a wide variety of foods that you can enjoy.

Tongseng Petir. via instagram/sereliciouz

If you are a fan of spicy food, Yogyakarta has many dishes that you must try. Here are some of the most delicious spicy foods that you can find in Yogyakarta.


Krecek. via Instagram/emihacikenz

Krecek is a dish made from cow skin which is stewed with coconut milk. The stew is seasoned with cayenne, galangal, bay leaves, and many other spices. Krecek has a texture with a savory and spicy flavor. Krecek is usually served as a complement to Gudeg. Therefore, you can find this food in almost all Gudeg stalls that are widely spread in Yogyakarta.

Entok Slenget

Entok Slenget. via Instagram/javafoodie

Entok is a bird similar to a duck, like muscovy duck in North America or manila duck in Southeast Asia. The meat is notoriously hard to process, but in the hand of the specialists, those meat becomes tender and delicious.

The duck is cooked almost similar to stews but uses a lot of chili so that the taste becomes very spicy. You can enjoy this meal at Entok Slenget Kang Tanir, located in Agropolitan Pules Market, Donokerto, Turi, Sleman.

Gudeg Mercon

Gudeg mercon Ibu Tinah. via instagram/jogjaculinary

Gudeg is a special food that must be enjoyed when you are in Yogyakarta. This food is synonymous with this city. You can also try a variety of gudeg flavors, one of which is gudeg mercon.

To make it simple, Gudeg is usually predominantly sweet dish, but this one is extra spicy. You can enjoy this dish at Gudeg Mercon Bu Tinah, located on Jl. Asem Gede No.8, Cokrodiningratan, Jetis, Yogyakarta City.

Oseng-oseng Mercon

Oseng-oseng Mercon. via Instagram/tyasabrina

The main ingredients of this food are beef, cow skin, and fat. The ingredients are mixed with herbs dominated by cayenne pepper. The mixture of ingredients and seasonings is then fried until fully cooked.

Oseng-oseng Mercon. via Instagram/widyunho

For every kilogram of beef used, it usually takes 200 grams of cayenne pepper to make sure it tastes spicy. You can try this dish at Oseng-oseng Mercon Bu Narti, located on Jalan KH. Ahmad Dahlan, Jl. Purwodiningratan No.110, Ngampilan, Kota Yogyakarta.

Satay and Tongseng Petir

Sate Petir. via instagram/perutkenyang.hatisenang

Satay and Tongseng Petir are basically normal satay and tongseng with very spicy seasonings. Petir in the local language means lightning which describes how spicy this food is. The sellers of Satay and Tongseng Petir can be found near the South Ringroad of Yogyakarta. You can try this dish at Sate Pak Nano, which is located at Jl. Jogja Ring Road Selatan. No.90, Menayu Kidul, Tirtonirmolo, Kasihan, Bantul.


Brongkos. via Instagram/kyirfano

It’s basically a stew that contains a mixture of peas, eggs, tofu and meat. This stew is given a very thick spice so that the color can become blackish brown. Of course there are lots of chili that are used so that the taste becomes very spicy.

Brongkos is usually eaten with warm rice. You can try the spicy brongkos at Warung Brongkos Handayani, located on Jl. Gading No.2, Patehan, Kraton, Yogyakarta City.

Sego Abang Lombok Ijo

Sego Abang Sambel Ijo. via Instagram/

Literally, this food means red rice green chili. Red rice was chosen because it is believed to keep you healthier. Meanwhile green chili serves as a flavoring that gives the food a spicy taste.

These foods are usually eaten with tempeh, chicken, tofu and vegetables. You can try this Lombok Ijo brother school on Pakem-Turi Street, Mangunan Hamlet, Harjobinangun Village, Turi District, Sleman.

Tongseng Petir. via instagram/fendyfa

Yogyakarta has many food choices that can satisfy almost everyone who comes there. Spicy traditional menu choices are usually a favorite of domestic tourists and locals.

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