"torang samua basudara, jo!" Top 5 Page for this destination Manado by ukirsari

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yeah .... the whole big family :)

what i love from manado as the city is ... their motto-grotto as written on the signboards and in many public facilities, such as bus shelters and intersections. said in there in manadoian lingo, "torang samua basudara, jo!" which can be translated as "we are living in this whole big family. so .. stay peace with all of your family members!"

and it's indeed describe the people. they love to arrange parties, mingle around, asking guests to have meals at their homes and smile anywhere!

or 'kota tinutuan'

after the motto-grotto about peaceful living as big family, another motto-grotto of manado is "kota tinutuan". tinutuan is a local porridge, made from rice and kind of veggies, from water spinach, carrot, pumpkin and corn. served hot with salty fish and chili sauce. also known as "bubur manado" in bahasa indonesia [indonesian language].

and what will coming into your mind further about addressing manado as a traditional porridge? can be simplify as follows: the contents of the porridge symbolizing how plural manado citizens are. coming from the rest of indonesia's archipelago, in different religions and beliefs and tribes. but what happened? they live in harmony.

it's just like, "no matter about its backgrounds, but once you are in manado, you should pay respect to others so can live in harmony."

klappertaart to die for!

speaking about manado, it will less complete before you do culinary trip. abundant seafood can be found here. and traditional meals to be tried for sure. from ordinary contents of food [chicken, pork and beef] to something called 'bizarre food'. errrrr .... should i mention it here? :D they have dog meat, forest rats to grilled bats!

apart from bizarre food ... i love to pick my own fave manadoian food which i die for ;)
in my list are:
- stir-fried unripe papaya flowers
- cakalang fufu [smoked tuna diced into pieces and fried with hot spices and pandanus leaf
- klappertaart, a cake made from coconut fiber, rum and raisin and vla sauce. served cold from fridge.

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  • In a nutshell:i don't want to miss the klappertaart in front of me ;)
  • Last visit to Manado: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 13, 2008
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2008 at 6:48 AM

    Great information and photos of Manado, thanks for sharing! How are you lately? Hope you are doing well :)


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