Souvenirs of Banyuwangi, From Coffee to Batik

A trip to Banyuwangi will not be complete if you don’t buy souvenirs. The typical souvenirs of this area are also very diverse, ranging from drinks, food to batik cloth. The following are souvenirs that must be tried when visiting Banyuwangi.

Kopai Osing
Kopai Osing or coffee osing is one of the mainstay products of the Banyuwangi area. This type of coffee comes from coffee trees that grow in the valley between the coast and the mountains in Banyuwangi. This Osing Kopai Seed has its own specialties. Because the coffee beans are more expensive if stored for a long time. The traditional processing of coffee beans also adds to the specialty of this souvenir. Kopai Osing is not only the most wanted for local coffee lovers. This selected coffee bean from Banyuwangi has even penetrated to various countries.

Bagiak Cake
Bagiak cake is a typical Banyuwangi pastry. This cake has a savory and sweet taste. The Bagiak cake is made from sago flour, tapioca flour, margarine, sugar, cream milk, water, and baking ingredients. This cake can be easily found in minimarkets, traditional markets, and souvenir centers scattered in Banyuwangi. This cake has a fairly long shelf life, which is between nine months to one year. Therefore, this cake is very suitable as a souvenir when visiting Banyuwangi.

Ladrang Sabrang
Ladrang Sabrang is Banyuwangi snack made from purple tubers. This snack is a long, flattened snack that crunchy and savory. Not only purple tubers, ladrang sabrang also has variations of onion flavor. In addition to the savory taste, the long shelf life also makes ladrang sabrang suitable as souvenirs.

Gintangan Weaving
Banyuwangi souvenirs are not only food. There are also handicrafts that you can take home. Gintangan Village is one of the centers of handicraft industry in Banyuwangi. This village is located in Rogojampi District, Banyuwangi Regency. One of the most famous handicrafts of this village is woven bamboo. This weaving skill has been preserved from generation to generation from previous generations. Not only buying handicrafts from woven bamboo, visitors can also see and participate in the manufacturing process when visiting Gintangan Village.

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Osing Batik
Batik Osing is one of the interesting souvenirs that should be included in the shopping list of tourists before leaving Banyuwangi. The fabrics made by Osing people use natural ingredients as dyes. Examples of natural dyes are krangkong leaves (a type of kale), lamtoro leaves, mango leaves, teak leaves, jengkol, coffee skins, ketepeng leaves, putri malu, and kumis kucing. This typical Banyuwangi batik motif is also special because it shows the blend of Majapahit and Mataram cultures. However, what is interesting for the typical Banyuwangi batik motif is the influence of the Mataram element on the Banyuwangi motif is not very visible, even (the motif) has been renamed, for example the wader kesit motif which resembles lyrical. Tourists who want to see the process making of this batik can visit Kemiren village.

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