Head to Bengkulu for Indonesia's Biggest Octopus Food Festival

Head to Bengkulu for Indonesia's Biggest Octopus Food Festival

The district of Kaur in Bengkulu is ready to break records as it prepares to hold Indonesia’s biggest octopus culinary festival, reports

"This is also to promote local culinary potentials of Kaur," said Chief of Kaur County Development Office, Exa Vero Renggi, Sunday to Antara.

The festival, scheduled to take place on July 29 in commemorate at the Merdeka Field, is fully ready, according to Kaur Regent Gusril Pausi.

Octopus Satay. Image: Tastemade
Octopus Satay. Image: Tastemade


This event coincides with the commemoration of National Family Day (Harganas) at Bengkulu Province level which Kaur District is the host.

“Right now, we have prepared a total of 500kg of octopus meat and we plan to produce up to 5,000 skewers of satay with a length of around 200m,” he says.

He added that octopus was chosen as the main ingredient as Kaur’s waters produce a lot of octopus. Octopus meat, especially octopus satay, is a favorite dish among tourists who visit Kaur.

The free festival will be open to all.

Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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