Bakpia Pathuk Yogyakarta typical cake

Bakpia Pathuk Yogyakarta typical cake, Yogyakarta

Bakpia is a Cake made from a mixture of green beans with sugar, which is wrapped in flour, then baked. The term bakpia itself is derived from the Hokkien dialect (肉餅), which is from the word "bak" which means meat and "pia" which means cake, which literally means bread containing meat. In some regions in Indonesia, this delicious food is known as pia or pia cake.

Bakpia is one of the popular foods of Chinese or Chinese families. One of the well known Bakpia came from Pathuk (Pathok), Yogyakarta, so it was known as Bakpia Pathuk. Considering that the majority of the people of Yogyakarta are Muslim, in its development, the contents of the bakpia which was originally a delicious pork meat was turned into green beans. Then the flavors of bakpia are developed into chocolate, cheese, green herbs, and black herbs. In the village of Pathuk, the population used to be unfamiliar with the term "brand", so the bakpia sold so far has been labeled "producer house number", for example numbers 75, 25, 531, 125, and so forth.  Then came a number of Bakpia brands that were not from house numbers, such as Djava, Ayu, Vista, and others.

The delicious and distinctive taste of bakpia makes this cake one of the favorites of tourists visiting Yogyakarta.  Bakpia can be found at a bakpia shop or a shop that sells souvenirs typical of Yogyakarta.

There are more than 100 Bakpia brands.  Among the bakpia that are often sought by buyers are Bakpia Kurniasari, Bakpia 145, Bakpia 75, Bakpia 25, Bakpia Merlino, Bakpia Djava, Snack It Pia 100 (usually sold at leading minimarkets), and Bakpia Kencana. Each brand has unique characteristics.

 

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