Yogyakarta Trip (Day 1)- Gudeg Pawon

After asking people around in Pacitan about how far Yogyakarta is from there, my dad decided to might as well visits Yogyakarta as it’s only 3 hours away.  Upon knowing this my mind starts to wander about all the foods that I will be eating in Yogyakarta and it feels my heart with excitement hahahahah (Gluttony alert !! But Gudeg and Bakpia… I love you since i first knew you, though we are always apart, still my love for you is the same…, is this like reminiscing my puppy love? Not sure why reminiscing Gudeg and Bakpia feels so much better..)

Alas,after 3 hours+ roadtrip we arrived in Yogyakarta around 9.30 Pm. So since many restaurant is near to the closing time (google-wise), we decided to go to Gudeg Pawon which I had always seen on “Things to eat while in Yogyakarta” and this place is open from late till they don’t have stock anymore to sell.

It was kinda hard to find the place as it isn’t in the main road


This is what sets it apart from other Gudeg shop, we are able to go and are actually served in the pawon (kitchen) of the house.


For those who love spicy, they don’t really have chilli sauce (sambal) to go with it, but they will give you plenty of birds eye chillis. This is how the Gudeg looks like, it’s called Gudeg Basah or wet gudeg, many people from other cities come here to try this delicacy.

After waiting for 45 minutes and spending a mere 5 minutes to eat. I can say that it isn’t as spectacular as ordinary gudeg, but still many people queuing up for this gudeg, it sold out in 3 hours… As we heard people say “habis” (finished) when we are leaving


Our verdict : it was an interesting experience, but would we be coming back again? Personally we rather stick with the ordinary normal gudeg, this gudeg seems to be popular mostly with tourists as all of our uber drivers said they prefer to eat no name gudeg from the street stalls. But if you do want to try for the experience, here is the address :

Gudeg Pawon

Jl. Janturan UH/IV No. 36, Warungboto, Umbulharjo,
 Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55164

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