Magelang may refer to a city in Central Java located between Mount Merbabu and Mount Sumbing. However, when people talk about Magelangan, they talk a different thing. It’s not a name of city, but food.
Magelangan is a super food. It may give you multiple full sensation for your stomach. It certainly because Magelangan consists of double carb : rice and noodle, at the same time, on the same plate. It’s simply a combination of fried rice and fried noodle.
Some people call it as Nasi Mawut or Chaotic Rice. The name definitely represents the chaos made by rice and noodle on the fight on the smae plate. However, the taste indubitably does not show the chaos, but harmony.
Though it can still be found for lunch, Magelangan is generally taken for dinner. People around Central Java and Yogyakarta may find it easier around their home. Generally, this street food is sold among the other menus like fried rice, fried noodle, and noodle soup.
In traditional way, it is being cooked upon charcoal that somehow gives classic barbequey flavor along the spicy taste from chili, shallot, garlic, leek, and pepper. Commonly, there is no instant chili/tomato sauce added. Furthermore, people may add more meats or eggs for giving richer taste.
People commonly enjoy to eat it by having lesehan style or about sitting on the floor. It gives more relax ambiance for them to eat and talk to friends as well.
Photo Location :
Food Stall “Bakmi Jawa Asli Gunung Kidul Pakde Shahono” Jalan Duta Prima 1, Bekasi, West Java.
Price in This Location :
22,000 – 27,000 IDR/ 1.6 – 2.0 USD (September, 2016)