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Nursia Pangalima, Woman Regi Maker



Nursia Pangalima is a Regi maker. (Foto: Rarung)

MANADO, – Nursia Pangalima’s hand looks good while swinging a machete to a bamboo. She did it without fear of being hurt.

That is what people doing everyday in Tumpaan Satu Village, Tumpaan District, South Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi Province.

Nursia deftly splits the bamboo into pieces using a machete and then cleans it. Its bamboo is prepared to be assembled into a place of smoked fish, which by local residents called Regi.

Nursia is also one of residents who work as makers of Regi. Where, they are rely on life just by making Regi.

When met by Zona Utara journalist in seashore accompanied by a wind-breeze, Nursia with her husband, as well as some villagers look solid made Regi, Tuesday (17/4/2018).

53-year-old woman has been a Regi maker since 2000s. Regi makes Nursia can support her family and can send her children to school. Her youngest child had completed the National Computer Based Exam (UNBK) in one Vocational High School in South Minahasa Regency.

Regi. (Foto: Rarung)

Regi is a place of fumigation or ikan fufu special for small fish that is usually called the community of North Sulawesi with ikan putih (white fish).

“My daily life beside makes Regi, sometimes I also set the fish above Regi to be smoke,” said Nursia.

Every day, Nursia and her friends can produce 15 Regi, which are paid only Rp4.000 per Regi.

“We just paid the rent to make the Regi, all the bamboo came from those who ordered Regi,” she said.

Fish that will be smoked, purchased from local fishermen and if out of lack they will buy to fisherman from outside. To process the fish into ikan fufu should be through several processes.

“First the fish will pass through fumigation on Regi, then dried about three days if the weather is sunny, if the weather is raining it can take up a week to dry,” Nursia said.

If the fish is finished through the process, they will sell it in the markets and also get to the market that located in Minahasa District. Fufu fish sold at Rp50 thousand with a weight of 2 Kg.


Editor: Christo Senduk


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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