Brebes is known for its shalot (bawang merah) and Salted duck egg (telur asin in Indonesia). Other popular dishes include Sate Blengong and Peuyeum Ketan from Salem, one of 17 Districts in Brebes.
In March 2013, 75 percent of Jatibarang Dam has been completed or 60 percent of overall project and the dam is predicted will be finished before end of 2013. The dam is useful for flood control through Kreo River, Garang River, West Flood Canal and drinking water supply with intensity 1 liter per second for consumption of 100,000 new subscribers in Gunungpati and West Semarang in 2014. Kreo Cave will be isolated in the dam water and a bridge will be provided to go there.