i like to call this dessert, klappertaart as something to die for!
everytime i try to have a piece of klappertaart outside of manado, the taste never be the same 100%. always less this and that, too much here and there. so, definitely something must buy when i was here!
it's a sweet and served cold dessert, and i assumed the recipe is derived from dutch kitchen? it's a cake filled with vla sauce and young coconut fiber and rum and raisin. baked into oven then put in the fridge until served.
looks like a giant egg tartlet as i see in macau --also my fave-- but the texture and taste is so different.
what i like from manado about seafood is, always fresh from the fishermen. just find a local seafood stall along the main road and voila, what you prefer? spicy crab like my picture here or kind of grilled fish? just mention your fave.
usually, grilled fish is served with diced chili, tomato and onion and lemon juice called "dabu dabu".
yellow rice is steamed rice cooking into turmeric [or kunyit in my language], coconut milk and several spices. it can be found in several places in indonesia.
but the serving --which is different here in manado-- is superb in my opinion. it always be daun lontar or palm leaf [from palmaceae family] to wrap the yellow rice and assortments.
and contrary with another yellow rice, in manado the assortments are cakalang [tuna] fish diced into small pieces, beef and boiled egg. apart of manado, usually are chicken and omelette or over head egg.
A great family restaurant.
The shop serve mainly Fresh fish. You can choose either Bakar (roast) or Goreng (Fried). The fish is usually served with sauteed Kang Kong, rice, and Es Jeruk (orange juice). I've tried both goreng and bakar and they are REALLY tasty. Highly Recommended!
The meal costs Rp12k per set.
We were walking down the street on Boulevard road, looking for a "decent" place to eat, (Manadonese food is almost all too spicy for us, and "be Warn", rats, bats, cats, and dogs are delicacies here). An interestingly designed restaurant emerged, it's the Raja Sate Resto, looks promisingly pleasant from outside. We entered the premise, greeted and served by very friendly locals. Amazingly, the vast varieties of food offerred are in English, and Thanks for the spicy guide on the menu. Inside, was wonderfully designed throughout with plenty of coconut woods being used as its major interior finishings. I had a nice glass of chilled Chardonnay, while waiting for our food. The goat satay, served on a local styled BBQ grill, was amazingly goooood, and loved the BBQ prawns. The curry was so tasty as well, and its spiciness was just right for me. And NO, they don't offer the "weird" local delicacies here.
Favorite Dish: Goat Satay: Tasty, Tender, simply Yummyyyy.
This restaurant serves an Indonesia Foods. Special also for Manado Foods. Known with its Ice Kacang, and Susen cake. Really the best experience that you will never forget. Kawan Baru established in Manado, for more than 40 years. and become the most favorite restaurant for Manado people.
For other informations you can see its web at http://www.kawanbaru.com
Favorite Dish: All Indonesian Foods and The Famous Ice Kacang, Roti Keju, Susen cake.
The coffeeshop is not like the one you probably expected - it is not like starbucks or other franchise coffee stall and it doesn't even look a cafe. Though to reach the place you need to spend approximately 1,5 hour from Manado city, I can assure that the taste is worth the trip, including the landscape that you will like on the way there. Oh, and the weather is nice - maybe because it is located at the mountain.
It is call rumah kopi as rumah means house in English and kopi means Coffee, while gembira means Happy. So this is a happy coffeehouse. Well it is!
The owner is chinese family, an old chinese guy who always smiling behind the cashier desk, make sure that everything works efficiently.
The coffee is great. The bakpau (local name for it is biapong) is great. The toast is great. Everything is great.
I will recommend the following for a first timer visitor:
(i) for those who would like to enjoy the real taste of the coffee - ask them to prepare just coffee no sugar
(ii). For those who needs some additional flavor, ask the people to prepare kopi susu (basically a condensed milk will be add to your plain coffee - don't let them add sugar to your coffee....u will miss the flavor of the coffee. unless you don't like milk)
(iii) for those who doesn't like coffee, try the tea. it is nice as well - but it doesn't taste very special.
(i) take one bite for the biapong. there are only two different filling for the biapong, one is pork and the other one is green bean. Both are equally good, but i would strongly recommend you to try the pork biapong. You can eat it with the very red sauce - yet not as the taste is not as hot as the color.
(ii) there are several other tradition snack - which in overall tastes much better than those you can found in other stall.
Don't forget to take peak at their traditional oven!
Favorite Dish: A kopi susu or coffee latte and pork biapong
I was really excited to go to this restaurant for the first time after I read an article about it in a free Manado International Airport bulletin.It was recommended by a foreigner who live in Manado and the way he told about it like praising the restaurant.:-))
It is located right on Manado Boulevard ,an easy way to reach it.It was a night time when I and my friend went there.It has two types of tables, the western style and japanese style.Some Indonesians, especially Javanesse use to sit on the floor (lesehan) while dining. I may tell it Japanesse style.Most of the interior will be colored by red and natural brown.The waitresses are great with a pretty quick service time.The most important thing is the toilet is clean!!.
Sate is the same as SATAY of Singapore or Thailand.It will be some pieces of meat cut into cube shape, had put together on small bamboo stick, and grilled/barbequed after marinated.They have great offer for 20 guests, lunch time and dinner time.Besides the sate they have other kind of local food, soup, vegetables, and chicken.The good thing in here is you can ask to be served in English and the menu with the english version too.
Favorite Dish: Try SATE RAJA, satay from native chicken (ayam kampung) and kangkung cah.Mmmmmmmmm.Yummy.All the sate will be served to you with the small barbecue pot still with red hot charcoal!!!Great apetizing smell!!!!!
When you are in Manado,do not miss City Extra Restaurant.A good seafood restaurant,fresh one,with a live band,and you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sea.The windy environment will help you enjoy your food.All the food will be fresh.Even the president of Indonesia will spend some time to eat there when he is in Manado.
Favorite Dish: Try Squid salad,Bobara Kuah Asang,Bobara Bakar,and the Lobster.In case you can not tolerate spicy food,tell the waitress.
One coffee stall that you should visit is the Rumah Kopi Tikala. It is one of the oldest coffee stall in Manado. They serve hot coffee boiled on arang (burned coconut shell). Some people like to add milk to it. The taste is original.
As a coffee lover, I would say, this is a good place to have a cup of hot coffee after walking around Manado or a short diving in Bunaken. It will complete your day. Other than the coffee, you can also order traditional cake or a toast served in the tall glass . The toast is served with a home-made srikaya (soursoup) jam. Or, if you don’t feel like trying new flavor, just ask the servant to give you a butter toast.
It is an interesting stall to visit, not only because the taste of the coffee, but because the story behind the stall. The owner passed away long time ago and inherited the stall to his three sons. The sons share the responsibility to manage the stall. Each year one of them will manage the stall, replacing the other. So they always have two years to fulfill their career or life, before the next turn come. isn't that nice?
Have a wonderful coffee break!
Favorite Dish: How to eat: Personally, I like it better if we put the butter toast into the coffee-milk before eating it. The taste is yummy, a combination between a sweet coffee-milk and salty buttered toast. Of course, you can have your own way of eating it.
My advise: always make sure that you are not eating both ‘main menu’ in sweet taste and make sure they heard what you order. In rush hour such as 5-7PM, they will be very busy. The closed at 7.30.
the place is more like a food stall rather than a restaurant. it is a local food with a local cooking. you can order fresh seafood, such as fish, octopus, shrimp or crabs, or you can just take the food served in the long table, consisting of vegetables, fish, pork, beef, and dog meat (yes, they served dog meat).
since the place is quite well-known to the locals (not the tourists), they seems to have a lot of guests all the times, not just in the lunch time or dinner time, but also in the morning or even in the afternoon, like from 3 PM to 6 PM.
they are very-very careful with the food quality, and therefore, there were only several people, probably only 2 women who actually cook the food. my worst experince is to wait around 45 minutes, before my orders finally arrived.
the next time i visited the place, i called the owner first, order the food, and came half an hour afterward, and still, i have to wait for 15 minutes,
so the third time I went there, i called the owner again, order the food and came 40 minutes afterward, and amazingly the food is served within minutes. so, that's how it works there.
be patience if you first timer visitor, it is worth to wait. really.
Favorite Dish: roasted pork ribs. (rusuk babi bakar)
one set menu of pork ribs, consists of two or three pork ribs, served in a rattan basket with fresh lettuce and cucumber. a small plate of local chilli will come with this food. if you can't stand chilli, don't eat it. if you like chilli, the food tastes even better.
how to eat it? most of local people will eat it with rice. they will take a bit of the chili with the pork ribs and eat it with the rice.
i prefer to eat it with sweet soya ketchup, what I did is mixed the chili with the sweet soya ketchup and sprinkle the sweet soya ketchup into the pork ribs as well, and eat it with the rice. i like the sweet hot tasty coming from that combination.
the best part of this pork ribs is that the meat is so juicy and easy to bite. you can chew it and didn't feel like you are eating a meet. the meat is being prepared with a lot of spices before they roast it in the black coal. the meat is fresh. and they served good rice.
there were many choices of food, and almost all of them are delicious. however, my favorite is the pork ribs, i have never taste any pork ribs such as the one they served here.
Kalase is an area of restaurants strip along the beach
Favorite Dish: It's called Udang Gola (Gola prawn). Sorry to tell u the story behind it...cuz it's nasty!
If you eat prawn, the head of prawn has the biggest portion of the meal since it's huge comparing to its body, esp. lobsters.
This restaurant in Manado breeds the prawns with a nasty way but 'beneficial' for the customers: they put the prawn in a 500 ml plastic bottled water, squeeze the head in the top of the bottle, put it in a pond, and... the prawn is getting bigger and bigger but it's flat, the head and the body has the same size! The body is big and the head is small. Oops! But sorry again to tell u, it tastes gooood...
All the food there was to our liking. We looked forward for every meal there. On Friday night, there were even performances by their local musicians and special roasted pig was served.
Favorite Dish: Our favourite dish has to be their local chilli because all of us like spicy food. If you are not into spicy stuffs, just eat without the chilli and it's equally tasty as well!
It was a gourmet experiece! The food was great! Lots of varieties. It was also built above the water of Lembeh Strait. The staffs were extremely friendly and helpful. They even baked a big cheese cake and sung happy birthday songs for my friend. She was so touched.
Favorite Dish: All the dishes were fantastic! You can order from the menu if the food at the buffet counter is not to your liking.
You can try various local food here by ordering the one that you like to try. The surrounding was peaceful and quiet. While waiting for your food, you can pick a book or magazine from the mini library next door or admire at their photograhs hung on the wall.
Favorite Dish: The fried chicken rice was served hot and tasty. Try it and you'll love it!