Grilled Fish Head in Dabu-Dabu Sauce

Serves 2 I love Manado because I like their cooking a lot. When my colleagues and I had to go to Manado for a big event, we went out pigging out here and there. We stop by a stall at the edge of the sea and ordered grilled snapper head in dabu dabu relish. Dabu-dabu…

Manado Congee

Serves 4 Need some healthy breakfast ideas? These Manado Congee are healthy, packed with assorted vegetables, rice and coconut milk. The original name is ‘tinutuan’. Manadoness like to eat this with a relish similar to ‘sambal terasi’ with additional small fishes. It’s a popular food for toddler also as it is sweet and quite savory.…

Manado Style Chili Chicken

Serves 2 The Indonesian name of this Manado dish is ‘Ayam rica-rica’, I love it so much. It is spicy, sour, sweet and fragrant and it goes well with hot warm rice. It’s a very common dish loved by Indonesia from all ethnic and thus you can find it in most lunch stalls with variation…

Es Kacang Merah/ Red Bean on Ice

Serves 3 There is so many recipes that we can make with red bean. It makes delicious additional to soup but also we can transform it to various kinds of desserts and sweets. This is another recipe from Manado-Sulawesi. Red Bean transformed to ice desserts.  As it is influenced by Dutch cooking, the red bean…

Ayam Woku

Serves 2 I love Manado-Sulawesi food very much. The taste is like a fusion of Chinese main ingredients such as garlic and ginger with Thai main spices, birds eye chili, kefir lime juice, galangel etc. There was a delicious restaurant not far from my house, so I can have lunch there when I want to. Unfortunately it…

Rica Rica Shrimps

Serves 2 Rica-rica shrimps, this chili shrimps are very delicious with warm fragant rice. We have this often at home and my mother as usually would dump heaps of sugar to make the chili sweet. I prefer not to sweet, the Manado style where the sweetness just comes from the onions. This is a menu…