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Watu Pinantik

From the top of the hills, Lorenzo could see the daily activity of the society in Kali known as a strong culture tradition. After observing, he went to Kali village.

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ZONAUTARA.com – Watu Pinantik is located in Kali village, Pineleng district, Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi. Watu Pinantik means a slate.

Watu Pinantik is a trace by a Spanish pastor Lorenzo Gerald. About 1639 Lorenzo joined the Spanish troops to North Sulawesi in mission to spread Catholic religion in Minahasa especially in Kali village. It was a difficult journey for them because to entrance the village they had to climbing a hill ‘Watu Pinantik’. At the time, the large trees and shrubs were grown.

From the top of the hills, Lorenzo could see the daily activity of the society in Kali known as a strong culture tradition. After observing, he went to Kali village.

Even though, they had right purpose for the society with the aim of spread the Catholicism, but they had rejected from the society who believed to their ancestors. He was chased and would be killed.

Lorenzo ran and hide in Pinawa watu hills and current named as Watu Pinantik hills. “On this hills he had be arrested, killed, and buried. However, the location of Lorenzo’s grave is not known until know because the elders were hide the grave”. Said Ventje Wongkar, a citizen in Kali village.

 

Authoer: Tessa Filia Senduk

Indonesian version: Tomy Lasut

Editor: Ronny a. Buol

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Explore Manado: Culinary Tourism in Manado City

And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

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MANADO,  ZONAUTARA.com – Almost every regions in Indonesia has their own unique culinary. Each of them has different taste in combining the foods. And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

Manado, North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism, a variety of unique traditional food has been known in both Indonesia and aboard. The most popular foods in Manado are chilies, fish, and meat. Manadonese food is famous of two things: the Minahasa eat absolutely anything, and the flavor of choice is very, very spicy. Sugar is used little if at all, with flavor added through lemon and herbs.

Well, here are the lists of culinary tourism in Manado:

  • Sambal Dabu Dabu

A spicy condiment made of hallots, peppers, bird’s eye chili, lemon juice, and some diced raw tomatoe. The Fresh and sour tasty, and spicy of course. It is perfect match with smoked fish.

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  • Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica rice made from chicken and lots of chili that cooked in a thick coconut milk and lime.

  • Woku

Woku is the name of fish and spice mixture that cooked in a clay pot. Because it was cooked in a clay pot for a long time, Woku would have an amazing aroma when it is served warm and make you hungry immediately.

  • Tinutuan

Tinutuan or better known as Manado Porridge. A wet food made from rice, noodles, pumpkin and various vegetables such as corn kernels, spinach, kale, basil, yellow gourd, and gravy. Tinutuan has been the icon of Manado city. It is mostly preferred as a breakfast menu. So, it would be very easy to get this food every morning either it is on a street food stands or even a fancy restaurant. But if you want to taste the best and most original taste of Tinutuan, then you need to try one at Jalan Wakeke.

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  • Extreme Culinnary

Manado city is popular for using strange meat on their dish. Such as: snake, pork, dog, bat, rat. You can found these extreme foods in Tomohon city, Kawangkoan village, and Langowan village.

Manado city also has two traditional drink, they are saguer and cap tikus made from palm tree. Just drinks enough as you can, because these both could make drunk.

Here is the recommended culinary list restaurant in Manado city:

  1. Boulevard area on Jalan Piere Tendean.
  2. Wahaha Seafood Restaurant at Kawasan Foodcity Mega Mas, Jalan Bulevard 2 Blok Food City No. 1.
  3. D’Terrace at Mega Mas Beach Area
  4. Raja Sate BBQ & Asian Resto on Jalan Boulevard No. 9
  5. RM Swadaya on Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 374
  6. Wisata Bahari Resto on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 1.
  7. City Extra Restaurant on Jalan Raya Tanawangko, Kalasey Village.
  8. Nasi Kuning Saroja in Jalan Diponegoro No. 9.
  9. Wakeke Area on Jalan Wakeke
  10. Raja Oci Restaurant on Jalan Sudirman No.85
  11. Green Garden Restaurant on Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi 52

Wonderful places in Manado…

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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