One of the unique species from West Papua is a lobster whose claws like a crab’s so it raises a myth that the lobster has had affair with crab. The lobster is very popular in Wamena, West Papua. The lobster can be served as delicious dishes by frying, grilled, and boiled.
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Other traditional cuisine of Raja Ampat, West Papua, is Sagoo Worm Satay. It may sound and look loathsome, but the worms are rich in protein. People can get the worm from an old sagoo tree. The local people can eat straight the worm, but nowadays the worm is served in the form of satay.
Papeda is a traditional cuisine from West Papua. The cuisine is made of sagoo which is processed into white, sticky pulp like glue. It is tasteless but served with delicious yellow gravy of mumbara or other fish dishes.
War Dance is a name of one of the traditional dances in West Papua. The dance symbolizes the heroism and bravery of Papua people. The dance is usually performed by hillbillies in the time when the chieftain order the people to go to war. By performing the dance, the warriors will be on fire.
Kue gelang ubi is one of the Malayan tradisional cakes in the form of bagel. It is made of cassava or sweet potatos coated with sugar.