Brilio.net – Yogyakarta has quite a strong attraction, both for its native residents and tourists. Not only is it a beautiful tourist spot – natural and historical places, but it is also a culinary paradise.
Jogja is known for its legendary food, Gudeg. Did you know, gudeg is the only typical Jogja food, but there is also jadah tempe. This culinary dish can be found in every corner of the city of Jogja, but the area most famous for jadah tempeh is the Kaliurang area, Sleman Regency.
Of the many jadah tempeh in Jogja, Jadah Tempe Mbah Carik is the one that is most popular. Apart from being famous for its taste, this jadah tempeh has quite an interesting history.
History of Mbah Carik’s Jadah Tempeh
Jadah Tempe Mbah Carik is a hereditary business that started with Sastrodinomo, a carik in Kaliurang who regularly offered corn rice to the Yogyakarta Palace family. This is a form of service for palace servants.
“Save the servants of Kaliurang. The servants of the palace,” explained Angga, the successor of Jadah Tempe Mbah Carik, to brilio.net when met at his jadah tempe production place, Gg. Petruk No.Km 25, RT.05/RW.13, Kaliurang, Hargobinangun, Kec. Pakem, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta on Thursday (7/9).
In the 1930s, Sastrodinomo was asked to make other types of food. Food with a different shape and taste from the usual treat. Sastro also agreed to this request. Together with his wife, he makes processed sticky rice into jadah. Not only that, he also combines the jadah with another menu, namely tempeh bacem.
“Mbah Sastro was the first generation of kangkung simbah who made jadah tempe with his wife,” said Angga.
Jadah Tempe is a favorite of the royal family
Who would have thought that the tempe jadah made by Sastro and his wife would become the palace family’s favorite food. Starting from Hamengkubuwana IX, his wife, to other palace families. Their love for this food is not without reason, the combination of jadah and bacem tempeh produces a savory and sweet taste. So that there is a special pleasure when eating it.
Since then, tempe jadah has become a regular food sent by Sastro to the palace family. Not wasting the opportunity, with the help of their children, this couple then opened a small shop in the Telaga Putri area, Kaliurang in the 1950s. They started selling jadah tempeh.