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culture walk

Taste & Discover the Heart of East Java

culture walk

Taste & Discover the Heart of East Java

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Taste & Discover the Heart of East Java

culture walk

Taste & Discover the Heart of East Java

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Surabaya as the capital city of the most populated province, East Java, is filled with culinary treasures. I will take you to the places that offer the most authentic traditional dishes which each represents different parts of East Java —yet only can be found in Surabaya. Not only we’re going to have a bite or even a full plate of each, but also learn the story of how each of cuisine was made and beloved by the people. We’ll start off by having a light meal of Gresik’s beef rice or Ponorogo’s chicken satay, followed by some sweet delicacies at a historic traditional market, a hearty oxtail/rib soup from Mojokerto or a finger-licking duck dish from a region that produces the best of its kind: Madura, and then head “down to the south of the island” to Banyuwangi for some unique dishes cooked using leaves. Since Surabaya’s exotic cuisines are also inspired by the city’s multifaceted heritage, we’ll enjoy some mid-eastern lamb cuisines influenced by the Arab distric and before finishing up the trip we’ll have something fresh or soothing like a bowl of flavorful, colorful ice fruits from Jombang or a warm Chinese ginger beverage. There will be a slight adjustment based on which time of the day (morning/evening) you choose but each will deliver you the same fulfilling experience and insightful story!

Your host

Learn more about Indira

Indira

Hello, I’m Indira and have been a Surabaya citizen for 20+ years. I’ve been a part of Cak & Ning Surabaya (the local term for tourism ambassadors of Surabaya) for my contribution in representing the youth to promote the city’s culture and tourism since 2015, and have worked part-time as a tour guide ever since. As a traveler myself, one thing I realize that food is such an important part of the travel experience. Food makes a big part of all different cultures at least in 10 countries I have traveled to as I often find myself learning their culture and history better through my taste buds. My love of food and the experience of living in a city with the most diverse, vibrant food scenes encourage me to share my passion to anyone who’s not only hungry but looking for a local food experience that offers exploring, tasting, and learning!

What's included

Food
Drinks
Transportation

Where you'll be

Another great thing about this experience is that I’ve tried to arrange this trip where we’re not only going to visit great food places mentioned above but also the ones where each located in different 5 regions of Surabaya. Only for half a day we get to pass and discover the Center, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western part of this huge city. Along the way, you will hear the story of how each region represents its own uniqueness and purpose.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

All meals are halal & kosher Not vegan friendly Food contains: nuts, milk, eggs, gluten, yeast, wheat, poultry, and red meats.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Indira
Taste & Discover the Heart of East Java
New experience
$85/person
New experience
$85/person