TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The unmistakable aromatic smoke of satay Padang on Saturday at the Pasar Raya Padang area originated from the Satay Padang Festival that managed to gather a large crowd.
There were at least 22 satay vendors that participated in this festival, selling a variety of Satays made out of beef, intestines, tongue, taichan, and many more.
The festival was initiated by the Permindo vendors association in partnership with the Padang trade agency.
The event held on Saturday, February 16, was also meant to counter the rumor of one case where a seller was busted for using pig meat.
“Don’t be affected by that one case, since it involves just one seller. There are still many [satay Padang] sellers who are honest,” said Padang Mayor Mahyeldi Ansharullah.