A Day Trip For ‘Mie Ayam’

Note : For today, I would not care about this post SEO, since the restaurant really doesn’t have name. It’s just a very minimalist ‘restaurant’ but blew my mind off.

OK, so this story began when I was planning a simple retreat to neighboring city. Klaten, yep, that’s literally like side by side to Yogyakarta. I have a friend who’s originally live there but often come to Yogyakarta and this time it’s my time to pay him a visit. Partially. My other reason was obviously to get something to chew. It’s always feel really good to taste something from some other places you’re not familiar with. Though it’s just a 45 minutes trip, I did feel like I was nowhere since I wasn’t really familiar with that town.

My friend recommended me to visit a local ‘restaurant’ which wasn’t far from his home. It’s a restaurant of  mie ayam which can be translated into ‘chicken noodle’ but I’ll stick with the original. It’s more familiar for me to write and phrase, so yeah, so be it. Lol 😀 FYI, the accuracy of the map (after I saw it on GMap) would be very vague since it had no name and a little bit at ‘nowhere’ so, this time it’s pure story and review, not recommendation :D.

Anyway, speaking about the restaurant, it wasn’t really a restaurant. More like a semi-permanent food stall which was really traditional. The stall was right next to broad rice fields and a little bit remote. The wall was built with woven bamboo (or in Indonesia we call it ‘anyaman bambu’) with several holes worked as windows. I didn’t know whether the seller lived there but there was some household applicants like TV, beds, and so on. It’s so traditional yet unforgettable.

mie ayam

That was one bowl of mie ayam and you can get it only for IDR 6K. 6K!!. For a full bowl of mie ayam. In Yogyakarta, a bowl of that stuff is at 8k minimum if you buy it from any hawkers. It could be more though, I don’t know. The bowl was full of of noodle and the brown one was diced sweet-marinated chicken. It’s very common to have that kind of marinated chicken in a bowl of mie ayam here. The broth was kinda sweet but mostly savory, just at the right balance.

mie ayam 2

That was the table setup. On your leftmost was a jar of kerupuk, which is crispy crackers and the ones he had there was pretty amazing compared to any common kinds. The middle plastic container was for tahu bakso. It’s meatball-stuffed fried tofu (typically fried, and those ones were). While the rightmost was pickle. Actually there were 2 other containers for minced green onions and I’ll show you next.

tahu bakso

That was the tahu bakso, only IDR 1k a piece. Amazingly made, not salty, meaty, and a little bit chewy.

Yeppp, a container full of sweet-marinated chicken feet and chicken head (probably not really visible, but there were). The chicken feet was for IDR 1k per piece and the head IDR 2k per piece. I know that it’s pretty uncommon for Western people to eat chicken feet/head but here in Southeast Asia, I think that’s pretty common. It’s delicious, though :thumbsup: BUT, it’s a little bit tough to eat since they have tons of small bones.

BTW, before I end this post, I only spent IDR 9k and my belly was stuffed. Can’t have anything more after this simple and tasty meal. A bowl of mie ayam, a piece of kerupuk, one chicken feet, and mineral water. IDR 9k! :thumbsup:

K, I think I’m going to end my post now, don’t forget to check out my blog for foodie and gaming references, leave me some comments down below, follow my IG @bitethefood, and see you next time!

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

Remy R

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