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Jakarta Post

The kick of Minahasa cuisine

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 26 2016   /  09:55 am

Biapong served with milk coffeeManado in North Sulawesi has a little bit of everything for everyone from beach bunnies to mountain-goers. From the gorgeous views of the deep blue sea and its wildlife in Bunaken National Park to the cozy highlands of Tomohon and Tondano, there is always something to tickle our fancy.

However, the constant blue skies and that faint smell of the sea are much more alluring if we enjoy them accompanied by local cuisine.

There is no doubt that Padang, Javanese and Sundanese food has taken the lead in terms of popularity, but Manadonese cuisine deserves to be in the spotlight. If there is one noticeable consistency within Manadonese cuisine, it’s the spiciness of almost every dish that one comes across.Dabu-dabuOne particular specialty is the presence of woku, rica-rica or dabu-dabu, which have the equivalent popularity as sambal terasi (chili ...