Kaki Lima (roving vendor), front of kraton: "Mee Bakso!" Top 5 Page for this destination Yogyakarta Restaurant Tip by bpacker

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  Mee Bakso by the Kraton, Yogya
by bpacker

Definition of Mee Bakso: In Indonesia, meatballs are called 'bakso' . It's usually served in a bowl, with savoury soup, glass noodles, beancurd (tofu), eggs, wonton dumplings.

Favorite Dish: When I was in Java, I saw many roving vendors (Kaki Lima) selling this ubiquitous meatball noodle soup - from little lanes to busy streets to the palace precinct. I suppose this is a national comfort food of sorts since it's available everywhere. Well, I had mine outside the royal palace. How could I resist? A big, delicious bowl of steaming hot noodles topped with succulent beef bowls and crunchy wantons came at only USD0.50 or less. But that didn't satiate me. I ate it again in many other places and concluded the best..

Comparison: least expensive
Directions: There's lots of kaki limas selling this familiar favourite. I found this just outside the kraton.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2006
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