Manado Food Culture: 5 Dish You Must Try in Manado

For those who want to explore various food cultures in Manado, here are 5 culinary recommendations you must try!
8 Nov 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania

Besides being known for its various beautiful tours, Manado also has a variety of culinary delights that you must taste when visiting this city. Manado is known for its multiple seafood preparations and spicy culinary delights such as chili roa and dabu-dabu. For those who want to explore various culinary delights in Manado, here are 5 culinary recommendations you must try!

1. Ganemo

Ganemo / @fimelaresep
Ganemo / @fimelaresep

Ganemo is a typical dish from the island of Sulawesi made from melinjo (Gnetum gnemon), usually served with warm rice and beef. This food is commonly found in various restaurants in Manado at an affordable price. Ganemo has a spicy and fresh taste.

2. Brenebon Soup

Brenebon Soup / @latif_tj32
Brenebon Soup / @latif_tj32

Brenebon soup is red bean soup that is added with sliced beef and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and scallions. The Dutch once influenced this dish, which added various spices in Indonesia to taste fresh and warm. You can find Brenebon Soup in multiple restaurants in Manado and some special events in Manado.

3. Paniki

Paniki / @alfaryano
Paniki / @alfaryano

Paniki is a Manadonese specialty made from bat meat served with spiced gravy. The people of Manado usually do how to process bat meat by burning it to remove the fine hair on the bat. This dish is believed to be healthy for the body and has various other benefits.

4. Gohu

Gohu / @waroengkita.pakisculinary
Gohu / @waroengkita.pakisculinary

Gohu is a typical Manado pickle made from papaya fruit and has a spicy and sour taste. This food is usually enjoyed after being left in the refrigerator, so you can taste it fresh and delicious.

5. Papare

Sayur Papare / Cookpad
Sayur Papare / Cookpad

Papare is a food made from tuna wrapped in bitter melon, then steamed. You can feel the fresh and slightly bitter taste of bitter melon. This food is usually served at weddings, social gatherings, or during Eid.

Those are 5 Manado specialties that you can try; which number is your favorite?

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