Beringharjo Pasar: Open For Business Since 1758

Today we went to walk around the historic Beringharjo Pasar, where you can buy anything from clothing to food to herbal medicine all under a single roof.

The market has been in the same location since 1758, but the current building was built in 1925.

You can buy fresh spices in bulk and even ready-made mixtures of spices and sauces for cooking

You can buy fresh spices in bulk and even ready-made mixtures of spices and sauces for cooking

There are different types of sugar available in large crystals.

The sugar vendor gave Hugo a free sample. I think it's his new favorite snack.

The sugar vendor gave Hugo a free sample. I think it’s his new favorite snack.

Of course there is a huge array of fruits and vegetables available.

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And you might even find a jackfruit as big as tour toddler.

I'm not sure who weighs more

I’m not sure who weighs more

There is row after row of these little multicolored disks that look like chips that are a favorite local snack called krupuk:

These are actually raw krupuk

These are actually raw krupuk

When you fry them in oil, they puff up to many times their original size.

One of those small baskets in the previous photo can cook up into a giant man-sized bag of crispy krupuk

One of those small baskets in the previous photo can cook up into a giant man-sized bag of crispy krupuk

The best part of the market is the part where you can buy all kinds of snacks, including these delicious coconut balls:

Hugo approved street treats

Hugo approved street treats

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