My Journey Through Life..

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Ageless Milk Bar : Gerobak Susu

This time I want to talk about a milk bar (a really traditional and simple one, really) in Yogyakarta. I won’t talk much about the food, but a little bit of story about the shop instead. It’s called Gerobak Susu (literal English translation : milk cart). This milk bar is located not far from my home and only open start from around dusk until a little bit late night. Whenever I go pass around this shop, it’s always packed with people, mostly youngsters, making it a great place for hangout.

However, milk bars are scattered around Yogyakarta nowadays, each has different and vary designs and menu. Some have exquisite and fancy design with bright light and air conditioner, and some are just really traditional, like we take a sip under a tent on the sidewalk (usually open at night). And there’s these milk bars like Gerobak Susu which draw the line in between those style. It’s like a small 1-room building for every customers, plus extra seats outdoor on the side walk with no coverage. Walls are decorated mostly with orange to raise everyone’s appetite.

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Their menu are not as many as those fancy milk bars. Gerobak Susu stays with the style of traditional Indonesian milk stall that serves the likes of STMJ (milk + raw egg + honey + ginger mixture), and several other beverages like coffee and tea, also instant noodle and toast for the food. At the front, they have a traditional cart containing deep fried snacks (which are very common in Indonesia) like tofu, tempe, and others. They also have skewered items like intestines, liver, and so on.

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Milk with Honey
(this is what I had that day)

Regardless of that outer appearance had not difference than plain milk, actually was in great ratio between the milk and the honey. It tasted perfect.

My father told me a little story behind that milk bar. So, since my dad was a teenager, the owner has been selling milk there (not exactly in Gerobak Susu), but still at the same street, maybe just 100 meters apart. He started as a small milk tent that only had a few spot to sit down and hangout. He did that for years and has been improving ever since. He developed larger place and started to buy that place for Gerobak Susu. My dad stated that in the beginning, the owner sold and served everything by himself and now, he has several crews to work with. I gotta give respect for the effort, though. Being consistent and knowing no give up is a key to success. The price isn’t sky high and the place is pretty great for hanging out, that’s why this place is always packed. Even when I got there that day, I had to wait several minutes to get unoccupied seat.

So that’s it, it’s just a few for the foodie, but I want to talk more into the story even it’s just a few lines. Getting new life lessons to approach our future further and smarter. Thank you for reading my story, give comments if you have ideas or opinions, leave like if you enjoy reading my experience, and see you on the next trip.

CHEERS!!



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It’s Waaaaay Beyond Normal : Warung Upnormal

Cerita bermula dari ketika teman saya memberi list tempat makan yang belum pernah kami coba di Jogja. Saat itu setelah menimang-nimang dengan baik, benar, dan matang, akhirnya kami memutuskan untuk ke salah satu tempat makan di daerah Seturan ini.

Jadi rumah makan ini namanya Warung Upnormal dan saya punya persepsi sendiri kenapa tempat makan ini diberi nama seperti itu (penjelasannya di bawah nanti ya 😀 ). Warung Upnormal ini letaknya di Jl. Seturan Raya No.90, Sleman, Jogja. Nggak sulit kok untuk mencarinya. Kalau dari arah Babarsari, lurus saja ke arah seturan (arah STIE YKPN) dan tempat makan ini ada di kiri jalan agak hampir ujung jalan.

Pada dasarnya ‘warung’ ini menyediakan menu makanan ala warung kopi seperti mie instan dan roti bakar yang dimodifikasi sedemikian rupa agar menjadi ala ‘kekinian’ (saya juga nggak bisa kalau disuruh mendeskripsikan apa itu ‘kekinian’). Karena pada dasarnya mie instan dan roti bakar, maka yang dimodifikasi bumbu serta topping-topping-nya. Salah satu contohnya adalah Indom*e Saus Telur Asin (yang saya pesan), Indom*e Chili Beef (disingkat chibi), dan semacamnya.

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..nah ini yang saya pesan kala itu.

Sesuai bayangan saya, yang terhidang di hadapan saya memang benar mi instan yang diberi bumbu telur asin. Rasa telur asinnya lumayan kuat sih, gurih-gurih asin, kemungkinan besar telurnya ditumbuk dan dicampurkan ke porsi mi instan itu lalu diaduk rata. Lauk yang terhidang adalah selembar daging ham bulat kira-kira berdiameter 15cm.

Untuk menu makanan lain juga ada roti bakar dengan berbagai topping seperti nutellagreen teakejucokelat, dan lain-lain (ada juga yang a la barat seperti model club sandwich). Kemudian bagi yang ingin makan berat juga ada beberapa pilihan nasi goreng tapi saat itu tidak tersedia.

Nah kali ini yang akan saya bahas lebih adalah harganya. Kenapa tadi saya bilang di atas kalau tempat makan ini memang ‘upnormal’? Karena untuk seporsi Indom*e Telur Asin yang saya pesan tadi harganya Rp 15.500 + ppn. Mungkin harga itu termasuk standar untuk satu porsi makanan di Jogja, tapi menurut saya pribadi, it’s not worth itTerlalu mahal, saya pikir. Mungkin mereka juga ‘menjual’ suasana di ‘warung’ itu juga karena tempatnya memang lumayan cozy (full AC, ada colokan listrik/electric outlet, no smoking & smoking area, dan beberapa permainan yang bisa dipinjam sembari menunggu pesanan Anda datang. Meski begitu, seporsi mie instan dengan harga kisaran Rp 13rb – Rp 17rb itu terlalu overpricedRange harga menu makanannya ada di antara Rp 9rb – Rp 30rb-an (note : 9rb untuk seporsi mie instan polos).

Yaaa, untuk pengalaman tak apalah sekali-kali pesan mie instan harga pasta. Kalau masalah tempat memang nggak diragukan lagi, sangat cocok untuk nongkrong terutama bagi para anak muda jaman sekarang yang ‘kekinian’, tapi bagi saya pribadi sangat menyayangkan 1 hal di atas.

Stay tuned for the next foodie experiences, and as always..

CHEERS!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

Patreon

Artstation

and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
*Sorry, get to promote everything, but, yeah, my effort on living my dream may be starting from the very bottom*

Thank you. :D*