At night on the first day we drop in Yogyakarta and get to see Kraton Yogyakarta, we decide to eat dinner at the House of Raminten. We thought it’s going to be quick after showering at the hotel and take GoJek to the restaurant. We arrive there around 6 and the line is… long. After writing our name down, we opt to look around the restaurant while waiting.
A brief history of this restaurant, the House of Raminten is a Javanese restaurant. It was open at 26 December 2008 by the owner, Hamzah Sulaeman. He is one of the children of a large F&B company, Mirota group. Mr. Hamzah himself is a performer from a Jogja TV comedy television show “Pengkolan” and cross-dress as a character named Raminten, an older woman who loves to sing and dance. Hence, he named the restaurant from his character.
Check out her life-size statue by the television set.
We take some photos and try to make sense of the architecture while the others choose to sit around and enjoy the drag queens show on TV. There are some horse-drawn carriages and an old Vespa with some peculiar statues, photos or Javanese and knick-knacks decorations.
The restaurant uses a commonly Javanese style house, but because it’s full all the time and opens for 24 hours, the main building added more levels and extra floors on the side and on the parking space. You can choose to be seated on the wooden floor or with a chair. If available.
A statue of Jesus Christ by the table.
Outdoor porch seating arrangement.
Instagram-able spot if ever need something full and wild.
Once we order the good and drink, we got a quite spread and quite cheap too. I have Chicken Koteka Rp. 17.000 (chicken steamed in a bamboo) and rice. My brother order Chicken geprek kremes Rp. 17.000 and rice. We order some snacks as well but they aren’t good.
The drink inside the boob is called Susu Perawan Tancep (Virgin Milk) Rp. 11.000 <– Milk, brown sugar, ginger, and cinnamon. Quite delicious while peculiar in the -ahem- name and milk mug. We also share a fried ice cream, Rp. 11.000. Love it.
After we had our… dinner, we go back to the hotel. Tomorrow! Prambanan.
The House of Raminten Jl. Faridan Muridan Noto No. 7, Kotabaru, Yogyakarta Phone : (0274) 547315, 586928 Open for 24 hours
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