Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Bakmi & Nasi Goreng Pak Pele
For most Jogjakartans, Pak Pele is not unfamiliar. In fact, Pak Pele is a trademark for nasi goreng (fried fried)--the traditional fried rice prepared on a traditional stoves as seen on the picture below.
The fried rice is prepared by using charcoal, instead of modern-day cooking utensil--and this is the recipe that's been handed down for years. And..I think this is what makes this fried rice its authentic taste and flavor--unchallenged by any other standard.
Located at the northern city square right next to the Sultanate Palace, this banner may look like so oddly shaped and outdated that...first timers would be easily turned off by the fact that 'Pak Pele' is simply a street vendor!!!
But..boy oh boy...the taste of Pak Pele's signature nasi goreng (fried rice) never fails to impress me. ^^
Bye Bye, Yogyakarta...till we meet again. I do hope that you're recovering soon after being showered by the volcanic ash from Kelud Volcano for the past few days.