Bantha rump was a type of Wookiee food.

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Also known as bantha surprise, this rump roast was prepared using cuts of meat from the bantha tenderloin, and stewed in a broth of various seasonings and vegetables native to Kashyyyk.

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The Wookiee Mallatobuck made one of these once for Life Day. Chef Gormaanda also made one over a transmission, for her viewers to see. However, the Wookiee matriarch, who was already dealing with worry regarding her husband Chewbacca's delayed arrival for Life Day, gradually got frustrated by the amount of time it took to make the meal and eventually smashed the transmission.[1]

This section of the article assumes 100% game completion. Any alternate stories may be noted in the "Behind the scenes" section. Note: The events in this section may or may not have been confirmed as canon within the Star Wars Legends continuity.

During Life Day of 1.5 ABY, a number of spacers obtained recipes for bantha rump from Saun Dann so that it could be prepared by domestic traders.[2]



  • Brush the meat with Aola.
  • Cut into bite-sized morsels.
  • Sprinkle Taba Leaves over the meat.
  • Add a dollop of Tertium.
  • A sprig of Celto.
  • A dash of Punctil.
  • A soupcon of Celonslay.
  • A pinch of Negamo.
  • A whisper of Tigmary.
  • And a small piece of Calarantrum root.
  • Put the chunks into a pot.
  • Add enough liquid to cover.
  • Set to boil.
  • Stir the mixture, as you stir, you must whip mixture. Stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir.
  • As we're stiring and whiping, we must also beat. Stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir, beat.
  • Time to taste the broth.
  • Add different spices to fit your liking.
  • Let cook for a little longer, than serve.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

According to the Star Wars Holiday Special script, the contents of the bowls included: Beef Fillet, Sliced Potatoes, Celery, Jicama, Parsley, Bay Leaves, Garbanzo Beans, Radishes, Ginger Roots, Water, Cranberries, and Cooking Oil, as the ingredients.

In the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies, bantha rump was introduced to the game during the Life Day festivities of 2008. In the game, bantha rump was referred to as bantha surprise, and the recipe could be purchased from Saun Dann using Life Day propaganda tokens. The recipe for bantha surprise was once again sold during subsequent Life Day celebrations in 2009 and 2010. It could be made by domestic traders, a profession that specialized in the creation of various goods, including food. Domestic traders took the place of chefs and artisans, after those professions were removed from the game during the New Game Enhancements of November 15, 2005.

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