|Entrance to Galabo at night|
I like it better during and after sundown better because of the cooler weather and because at night, more food stalls pop out on curbsides, which means more food to try on!
Solo is famous for its street fare, from Nasi Liwet to Es Nini Thowong, I find it quite diverse & not overly sweet like the food in Yogyakarta. But the one thing I was drawn most is a dish called "tengkleng", which consists of chopped up goat bones with little meat attached to them & pieces of kikil (the feet part). Ever since my cousin described the tengkleng she had on her first visit to Solo, I knew I had to try it. The famous tengkleng vendor is Bu Edi at Pasar Klewer. She starts selling her good stuff at such odd hour, 1.30 in the afternoon. Her stall is located underneath the gate of Pasar Klewer, next to the security post.
I haven't been to the actual stall myself, but I got a tip from a staff at Roemahkoe that you can get Bu Edi's tengkleng at the night food market, Galabo, which is short for Gladag Langen Bogan. I have no idea what that means, but this night food fest sounds really insteresting.
To get here, you just need to drive east along Slamet Riyadi Rd. until you find a road that is closed on your left & that would be H. Sunaryo Street. Lined neatly across Pusat Grosir Solo, these food stalls were initiated by the Ministry of Trade. I think this is a really great idea and it's attractive to both local & international tourists.
|Tengkleng Bu Edi|
|Yummiest glass of milk I've ever had!|