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Pia Saronde, Special Snack From Gorontalo

a Saronde is a special snack from Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. You have to taste this delicious cake when you are visiting this area.



MANADO, – Pia Saronde is a special snack from Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. You have to taste this delicious cake when you are visiting this area. The shop is located in Jalan Sultan Botutihe 29 Gorontalo City, named Pia Saronde.

Redaction of Zona Utara was do journalist trip to Gorontalo Province. In the last day, we went to Pia Gorontalo’s shop to buy this delicious snack and bring to Manado city. It is had been produced since 2009. There are several variants of flavors available, Pia Cheese, Pia Coklat, Pia Durian, and Pia Susu.

Rizki Ahmad, an employee at Pia Saronde, reveals that the secret of delicacy are in the choice of the best ingredients and be processed by good hands.

“Pia Saronde have not use a preservatives and artificial sweeteners. The ingredients are from the original blend, not pasta or flavor, “said Rizki.

Pia Saronde has received Award of Produktivitas Paramakarya in 2015 from President Joko Widodo.

Cian Setiawati, Manager of Pia Saronde, revealed, every day they can produce 8000 cakes. The amount is equal to 800 boxes of cake.

Based on the information, the name Saronde is taken from the name of a very beautiful island in Gorontalo Province. Saronde Island is called as the hidden paradise. In addition, Saronde is also the name of traditional dance of Gorontalo when welcoming special guests.


Editor: Ronny A. Buol


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.



MANADO, – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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