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Head to Bengkulu for Indonesia's Biggest Octopus Food Festival
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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 Kompas.com.

"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.

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