Gempol Pleret of Jepara Regency, Central Java Province


In Jepara Regency, tourists may have heard about the tasty fish soup called Pindang Serani. However, they should not overlook other traditional cuisines of the region including the rejuvenating drink called Gempol Pleret. This cold and refreshing drink may relieve everyone’s thirst and tiredness when spending a vacation in Jepara. The main ingredient is ground rice flour, mixed with water. The soft texture, sweet taste, and refreshing sensation make this drink special and unique! Not to mention the price is affordable. Therefore, no one should miss the chance to drink Gempol Pleret when visiting Jepara Regency.

The Best Place to Get Gempol Pleret
Well, it is a known fact that tourists should visit Jepara Regency if they want to taste this delicious drink. Still, Gempol Pleret is also available in other cities of Central Java Province including Semarang, Solo, and Yogyakarta. Once again, it tastes the best in Jepara! So, where is the exact location to buy it? The locals may recommend SCJ, which is located near to Jepara Square. Not only it offers an original taste, but it also comes at a cheaper price than other places. Not to mention the nuance is merry in that area.

More about Gempol Pleret
The locals serve Gempol Pleret in a cold condition. That means the drink suits the best at noon! This explains why most buyers come to look for the drink when resting before continuing their activity in the midst of the day. As for tourists, they must drop by at the local vendor to buy some before continuing the adventure in Jepara Regency. Not only it is refreshing, but the drink also tastes great. Not to mention it has a beautiful appearance.

It consists of both Gempol and Pleret. Gempol has the round shape while Pleret is flat. Both of them is made of the same ingredient, though. The sweet taste comes from the syrup while the nutty and floral taste comes from the coconut milk. Do not forget that it also comes with some ice cubes for the refreshing sensation. For the information, it is served on a bowl of various sizes depending on the buyers’ request.

The locals usually drink Gempol Pleret during Buka time in the fasting month. Still, it is available regardless of the time so tourists can easily find the drink in Jepara Regency. One thing, each place has a different price. That means tourists should be clever in choosing the best place that offers the most affordable price. The most recommended one is at SCJ, actually.

Nearby Attractions

  • Senden Waterfall
  • VOC Fort
  • RA Kartini Museum
  • Pelayaran Beach
  • Kura-Kura Ocean Park

How to Get There
From Semarang City, tourists’ first destination is definitely Jepara Regency. They may spend around 2 hours and 6 minutes to reach the location, actually. As for the distance, it is 78.1 km. They must take Kudus – Semarang Street, for a faster trip. Once arriving at Jepara, the next destination is indeed SCJ or Shopping Center Jepara. It is recommended to come at night, for a merrier nuance, though.

Where to Stay

  • Seaside Villa
  • Puri Saripan
  • Nusantara Hotel
  • Kencana Hotel


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