Angkringan: “Characteristic of Javaneese Food”

Angkringan (derived from the Javanese ‘Angkring’ which means sit back) is a thrust gerobag that sells a variety of foods and beverages commonly found on each edge of the road in Central Java and Yogyakarta. Solo known as hic stall (“special dishes a la village”) or Wedangan. Gerobag regular angkringan covered with plastic sheeting fabric and can carry about 8 people buyer. Operations starting in the afternoon, he relied on the traditional lighting is senthir, and also aided by the light of the street lamp.

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Food for sale includes cats rice (Nasi Kucing), fried, intestine satay (chicken), satay quail eggs, chips and others. Drinks were sold varying as tea, juice, coffee, tape, ginger and milk. All sold at very affordable prices.

Although the price is cheap, but consumers shop is very varied. Starting from a pedicab driver, builder, office workers, students, artists, even to officials and executives. Inter buyers and sellers often seen chatting with relaxed in an atmosphere full of family.

Angkringan also known as a place that is egalitarian as varied buyers who come without discrimination or racial social strata. They enjoy free food while chatting until late at night although not know each other on a variety of things or sometimes discuss serious topics. The price is cheap and relaxing place made famous place in the city center is very popular as a stopover to repel hungry or just unwind.

Susana familiar in making this famous famous place name refers not only into place but to the atmosphere, some events menadopsi this famous words to describe the intimate atmosphere of sharing and bridging differences, such as JTF Angkringan held by R & D and also Angkringan Ramadan are often held on college campuses before the iftar.

Angkringan very familiar stall known to the public, particularly in Java. Generally Angkringan form of a simple tent stalls with operating time from afternoon until early morning.

The most popular menu of stalls that are often considered to stall the underprivileged of this course is Rice Cat (which in the Java language called Sego cat). Usually, side dishes such as dried chili tempeh, fried anchovies, quail egg skewers, intestine satay, satay claw, and fish into additional menu. As for drinks, generally sell ginger, ginger milk, sweet tea, juice and coffee.

From Jogjakarta, Angkringan increasingly prevalent and transmitted to Jakarta. It seems that, in addition to elements of romance, a simple stall also be an alternative place to hang out at night, especially the price of food is relatively cheap.

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Angkring word or perched in the Java language “Nangkring” that has meaning to sit back. Angkringan it actually belongs to a small community, or the underprivileged. And so the very beginning of the emergence of Angkringan, of undercurrent that is also aimed at those lowly.

Angkringan in Jogjakarta spearheaded by an immigrant from Cawas, Klaten named Mbah Pairo in the 1950s. Cawas that the administrative including Klaten, Central Java region is arid regions, especially in the dry season. The absence of fertile land which could be relied upon to make a living, make Mbah Pairo speculate to Jogjakarta
Mbah Pairo angkringan could be called a pioneer in Yogyakarta/ Jogja. Mbah angkringan Pairo effort is then inherited by Lik Man, son Mbah Pairo around 1969. Lik Man, which now occupies the north of Tugu Station had several times to move the location.

As time went, slowly this business then expanding rapidly at this time is very easy to find this famous place in every corner of the city of Yogyakarta. Angkringan Lik Man was said to be the most known around Yogyakarta, even outside Yogyakarta.

In contrast with the current angkringan using carts, in the early emergence angkringan using pole. At the time Mbah Pairo sell, angkringan known as hic ting-ting (read: hek). This is because the seller shouting “Hiiik … iyeek” when peddling their wares. Hic term is often interpreted as a Special Dishes village. Hic designation itself is still found in Solo until today, but for at Jogja term angkringan more popular.#

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Angkringan Agil – Bandung

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