Tourism in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara is one of the most popular island tourist destinations. Tourism in Labuan Bajo offers extraordinary beauty. Tourism in Labuan Bajo is one of the tours in the Komodo sub-district, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province. Don’t just come to see one of the wonders of the world, namely Komodo. But here you can also explore the extraordinary natural beauty.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of its tourist destinations, you can also taste various foods and souvenirs typical of Labuan Bajo. The following are recommendations for 5 unique Labuan Bajo souvenirs that you must buy.
1. FISH WAY AND DRY FISH
As a coastal city, Labuan Bajo is inhabited by many fishermen where the catch of the fishermen is then sold at the Fish Auction Place (TPI). You can find various kinds of fish here, and the most typical is the Cara Fish. The way fish sold at TPI Labuan Bajo is processed mainly by making salted fish. Fish Shape This method is small and flat, so some traders sell it tied up, and some are weighed. Besides Cara Fish, there are also many processed dried fish or even fresh fish that you can take home as souvenirs typical of Labuan Bajo.
2. KOMPIANG BREAD FROM THERESA BREAD SHOP
The next typical Labuan Bajo souvenir is Roti Kompiang. Kompiang bread is not a typical food from Manggarai. Still, this oval-shaped bread seems to have become its characteristic as a souvenir from the Manggarai area, especially Labuan Bajo. In Labuan Bajo, the place to buy this kompiang bread is Theresa’s Bakery & Cake, located at Jalan T-junction Pede-Labuan Bajo.
Kompiang is a bread made from wheat flour and has a texture that tends to be complicated. Then on the top of this bread is sprinkled with sesame which adds to the characteristic aroma. The brown color of Kompiang Roti is obtained from the roasting process carried out over coals or in the oven.
3. REBOK SNACK
The following typical Labuan Bajo souvenir is Rebok Snack, one of Labuan Bajo’s specialties intended as a snack. Rebok is a powder made from processed rice flour and grated coconut. More or less, it tastes like sagon cake from Central Java or East Java.
This Rebok snack is already delicious if eaten directly in powder form, or if you want a slightly different taste, you can enjoy it with avocado or bread doused with sweetened condensed milk. In some typical souvenir shops in Labuan Bajo, many sell this Rebok in packaged form.
4. FLORES COFFEE AND MANGGARAI COFFEE
For the people of Flores, especially the Manggarai area, coffee is like a mandatory drink that must exist. When guests come to visit, without being asked, they will immediately serve black coffee. The coffee they serve is usually real coffee roasted by themselves in the kitchen. Coffee has become a part of the life of the Manggarai people. Almost in every mini-market or souvenir shop typical of Labuan Bajo that we visited, many were already selling Flores Coffee and Manggarai Coffee in packaged form.
5. SONGKET FABRIC
Songket is a typical woven cloth from Flores, especially the Manggarai area, usually worn by the Manggarai people as traditional clothing. But not infrequently, this fabric is also used as everyday clothing. Songke cloth has a variety of motifs and various colors.
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