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Jakarta Post

Corn soup that mesmerizes the world

  • Syamsul Huda M. Suhari

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, June 28 2016   /  07:33 am

Corn has long been important for the people of Gorontalo. Binte biluhuta, or corn soup, is among the region’s culinary icons. The saucy cuisine with fish crumbs and grated coconut is always crispy and refreshing.

Indonesian culinary expert William Wongso is one of the figures who helped popularize binte biluhuta. He has prepared and served it on many occasions, including at international events.

“Binte biluhuta is a Gorontalo corn soup with complex flavored layers that are soft and fresh, thus giving non-Indonesians enjoy an unforgettable taste experience,” said Wongso.

Wongso’s testimony, together with stories about binte biluhuta and recipes for it, is included in Trailing the Taste of Gorontalo, a book on the adventurous and unique culinary traditions of Gorontalo.

At the end of May this year, the bilingual book, published by the Omar Niode Foundati...