When you heard sate karang maybe you will ask ''what is karang'' Karang isn't the name of the food's ingredient but Karang is one of placename of Kotagede. It's known as sate karang because its located at Karang field. If you confused to find it just ask the local. They will give you the direction.
This satay existing since 1930. The seller still sold around Kotagede. But since 1980, they opened the stall at Karang Field. And until now have been managed to the second generation.
Basicly this satay similar to the others satay, used peanut sauce. But difference with other satay that usually use chicken or goat but here they used beef. Beef satay is also delicious when served with rice cake. Usually javanese people called it lontong. But the difference, this rice cake mixed with vegetable sauce that tastes delicious. All of the three will produce nice blend from sweet and savory. Sweet taste comes from satay and peanut sauce while savory comes from vegetable soup. If you start to bite the meat will not hard because it had been burned to mature
The processing is not different from other satay. Selected beef comes from the cow's back. Then the meat is cut into small pieces and inserted into skewers. Before burning, the beef was given a secret ingredient that seemed much more enjoyable. One portion consists of 10 satay skewers with peanut sauce on top. Whereas rice cake and soup will put the other plate. All of them can be obtained at Rp 20 000.
There will be a distinct impression, if you intend to visit this place. You could eat with a roof of the sky. Because sometimes the tent that provided by the seller already full of visitors. So inevitably, other visitors who do not get a seat must find their own seat. The seller will provide a mat and you must choose a strategic place in the middle of the field. In this place you will be more free to make a chit chat with friends or family.
If you want to visit this place, you should come on at sunny evening. In addition the rain will not too disturbing, you can eat while looking at scenery and the stars in the sky of Jogja. If you want to come, this stall are open daily from 05:00 am until 10:00 pm