What I Ate in Solo

Posted on October 31, 2014 | Leave a comment

After Semarang, we drove to Solo (also known as Surakarta). Located about 100 km from Semarang, it took us about 2.5 hours to reach the city. We arrived around lunch time and after a short visit to the Mangkunegaran Palace, we stopped at Omah Sinten for lunch. For dinner that night, we went to a Chinese old school restaurant called Warung Kita and then we ventured to Loji Wetan area to try nasi liwet and susu segar. The next day, we had breakfast at Soto Gading I, then we went to visit Candi Sukuh & Cetho, had lunch at Rumah Teh Ndoro Donker and then returned to Solo to shop at Toko Roti Orion before heading to Jogjakarta.

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Omah Sinten
Located right in front of the Mangkunegaran Palace, Omah Sinten is a heritage hotel and restaurant, serving a revitalized dishes of Javanese Mangkunegaran Palace recipes. We tried the Keloearga Besar 95K set menu which is large enough for 4 people. The appearance was very good plus the taste was also delicious.
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Omah Sinten
Jl. Diponegoro 34-54, Ngarsopuro (in front of Mangkunegaran Palace),
Solo, Central Java
Indonesia
Ph. +62(271) 641 160

Warung Kita
Warung Kita is an old school yet popular eatery in Solo, serving non-pork Chinese food with Javanese influence. The menu portion is very generous, yet the price was so affordable. We tried their nasi goreng, capcay, chicken mushroom soup and fried kekian, all of them were above average, but not quite on par with Chinese restaurants in Jakarta.
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Warung Kita
JL. Honggowongso, No. 107
Solo
Ph. +62 (813) 9333-6475

Nasi Liwet
When in Solo, you have to try their Nasi Liwet. At first I wanted to try Nasi Liwet Bu Wongso Lemu which is said to be the most popular one, according to Google. However, from what we heard from the locals, it is overrated and overpriced. They instead suggested us to go to Loji Wetan area and try Warung Makan Nasi Liwet Bu Sarmi, a popular street food vendor that serves a very nice nasi liwet with affordable prices.
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Nasi Liwet Bu Sarmi
Jl. Kapten Mulyadi, Loji Wetan
Solo

Susu Murni Shi Jack
Located right next to Warung Makan Nasi Liwet Bu Sarmi, there’s another street food vendor that serves fresh milk called Susu Murni Shi Jack. Apparently it is a very popular street food joint in Solo with many branches around the town. They are serving a lot of drink variations that are made from milk.
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Susu Murni Shi Jack
Jl. Kapten Mulyadi, Loji Wetan
Solo

Soto Gading I
I noticed that most Javanese people in Solo & Jogja liked to have soto for breakfast. One of the most popular breakfast places in Solo is Soto Gading I, serving a simple bowl of soto ayam (chicken clear soup). On the communal table, there’s an array of food / snacks that can be added to the bowl. I tried their sosis solo and it was so good, I ended up eating a bunch of them.
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Soto Gading I
Jl. Brig. Jend. Sudiarto No. 77
Gading
Solo

Rumah Teh Ndoro Donker
Rumah Teh Ndoro Donker is located not far from Candi Cetho (a Hindu temple located at the foot of mount Lawu, Karanganyar). It’s a popular stop for tea and you can also enjoy lunch here with a view to the tea plantation.

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Rumah Teh Ndoro Donker
Jl Afdeling Kemuning no 18
Karanganyar
Solo

Toko Roti Orion
Toko Roti Orion is an old school bakery in Solo that is a must visit whenever you’re in Solo. Their specialty is Mandarijn cake (two layers of cake with pineapple filling, almost like Lapis Surabaya).
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Toko Roti Orion
Jl. Urip Sumoharjo No. 80
Solo 57128

Ph. +63(271) 465214

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