Manado Cuisine

North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism. A variety of unique traditional North Sulawesian cuisine has been well-known both in Indonesia and abroad.


Tinutuan The already popular one is Manadonese Porridge called “Tinutuan”. The ingredients in this type of food are rice, corn, sweet potato, pumpkin, cassava, spinach, kangkung, lemon grass, spring onion, lemon basil, water and salt. This food is served with fried-smoked tuna or skip jack fish, ebi cake, tofu, soya bean cake and salsa. This type of food is sold in Wakeke Street, Manado. Tinutuan (or bubur manado) is a wet, sticky porridge made of rice, noodles, pumpkin and other random vegetables. Although this non-spicy dish does not look very appealing, it can be quite delicious.


Ikan Bakar Rica Ikan bakar rica, this spicy grilled fish is cooked traditionally in a piece of coconut shell. The fish is grilled with chilly, which is added to the fish while cooking.


Ikan Kuah Asang Ikan kuah asang is a dish that originated from Manado, North Sulawesi. This soup is very delicious and has a slightly sour and spicy flavors.


Klappertart Klappertart is a Dutch-influenced Indonesian cake originating from Manado, North Sulawesi. It literally means “coconut cake” or “coconut tart”, which is made from flour, sugar, milk, butter, as well as coconut flesh and juice.