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FoodieS Guide to: Your Mudik Survival Kit

FoodieS Guide to: Your Mudik Survival Kit

Monika Febriana
18 April 2023


Mudik or homecoming is a tradition ahead of Eid al-Fitr which is done every year. So that your homecoming goes smoothly, there is a checklist you can bring along to enjoy the trip. Prepare your notes!


Visiting family or relatives outside the city is one of the most awaited moments, especially before holidays such as Eid al-Fitr. Some people use planes, boats, or trains to speed up their travel, but it’s not uncommon for others to enjoy the journey by driving a car. To make the long journey more enjoyable, these are the things you need to prepare.

Mudik 2023 Tips

What to Prepare

Before traveling out of town, it’s important to ensure that your luggage and car are in the best condition. Additionally, you must make sure that your electronic toll (e-toll) card has sufficient balance for the trip. It’s also helpful to create a travel schedule for your mudik trip, and consider visiting local tourist attractions in your hometown.

What To Bring:

The Eid holiday is not only used as a time to gather with the family, but you can also take this time to take a break after a whole month of fasting. When you are going home, make sure that you bring enough clothes and equipment with you. 

To make your reunion with the family more memorable, consider giving them a special gift, such as sweet delicacies that everyone can enjoy. Miss Ogura offers unique nastar with various fillings, such as Klepon, Compote, Dates, and Ronde. Taking these cookie hampers on long-distance trips is safe, so you do not have to worry about the gifts you bring going stale when you take them along.

Snacks During Travel

Some of you may decide not to fast because of the long journey, here are some snacks you can bring to accompany you on the trip.


Cookies are an easy and mess-free snack that can be enjoyed on the go. Even when you’re traveling in a car, these sweet treats maintain their texture throughout the journey. Doux Cookies store offers a wide variety of cookies, ranging from medium to small bites, that are suitable for children. Additionally, they offer cookies in jars, which makes it easy for you to enjoy these sweet treats again and again if you wish.


It is no secret that jerky is one of the foods that some of you must bring home. This is because processed meat foods are known to last a long time and don’t spoil easily, making them a good choice. Dendeng kukuruyuk comes in various shapes, whether you like it in slices or coin bites; this chicken jerky also offers a wide range of flavors such as original, honey, spicy, and many more. In addition to eating it as a snack, you can mix it with rice or bread for lunch.

Lemper and Arem-Arem

If you are looking for a snack that fills you up, you should add Lemper or Arem-arem to your list. A wide variety of traditional snack menus, such as Lemper and Arem-arem, are available at Jajan si Manis so you can take them with you on your trip. This traditional snack is made of sticky rice and filled with chicken to keep you full for a long time.

Sweet Bites

A long journey can be made more enjoyable with sweet treats like cereal to snack on along the way. Meltsid is a store that specializes in selling plant-based snacks and chocolates and comes highly recommended. They offer various selections, including cereals, biscuits, crunch, chocolate cookies with melted chocolate, and sweet plant-based matcha. All of their products are packaged in a jar, making it easy for you to enjoy them on your vacation without worrying about making a mess.


When embarking on a long journey, it’s important to make sure you don’t skip any meals. Rest areas can be a great option as they usually have various restaurants to choose from. However, if you prefer to bring your own meals, there are several easy-to-prepare options you can consider.

Abon is a side dish that is practical and easy to carry on long-distance trips. Processed food made from beef can be eaten directly or with rice. Grandville Abon can be a good option for an easy and flavorful meal; it is shredded beef with a crunchy texture, made from real beef & chicken, complete with spices. If you are a fan of spicy food, Eatsambel offers various Indonesian chili sauces in a can, complete with selections of squid or shredded chicken to accompany your rice. 


When embarking on a long-distance journey, coffee can be your best friend! Its strong bitterness can help you stay awake and alert throughout the trip. Suasanakopi can be a great choice for coffee that you can bring with you. This coffee shop offers a wide selection of coffee, ranging from strong to creamy. They also have various bottled and canned drinks that you can take with you on the go.

Healthy Drinks

It’s important to prioritize your health while traveling, and one way to do that is by drinking healthy beverages like juice. You can enjoy a wide selection of fruit juices to meet your needs. Acaii Tea and Juice offers ready-to-drink juice that is practical and easy to take with you on your trip. In addition to various juices, they also sell acai tea which is known for its benefits in maintaining the body’s metabolism.

After ensuring that all your food and drink needs for the trip are met, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself during the Eid homecoming. Happy holidays!

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