Makassar Restaurants

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    Taken by day, the outside
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    Micheal Chia, the owner [standing]
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    Singapore Oriental Chinese/Seafood Restaurant: Home away from home food

    by wondersF Updated Jan 12, 2011
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    Before I started, I was looking for an appropriate title to slot this article. Closest on the suggested list was - "Chinese/Tim Sum."

    Sorry! The range of Chinese foods though closely affiliated with the well accepted Tim Sum goes way beyond that. This restaurant is one where Chinese cuisine was cooked in the traditional style that we are accustomed with.

    OK, I have deviated. We arrived in Makassar and prior information talked much about Sop Korno or Korno bakar etc, I should seize the opportunity while there, to savor food from the many stalls in order to get a good cross section opinion. On the other hand, myself being adventurous was also keen in knowing the standard of Chinese cooking offered here.

    High standard Chinese food would come naturally come from high end posh restaurants found mainly in large Hotels. Then there was a fair size Chinese community here in Makassar, we should perhaps consider seeking out authentic Chinese restaurants, operating alone on their own merit. That was not a difficult task - we found 2 restaurants, in the same locality. The Singapore and Hong Kong restaurants.

    Unfamiliar with local practice, we went for our dinner in a deserted restaurant at 7.00 pm . That was far too early but we made up by having had a good chat with Michael, the owner about the popularity of Chinese Restaurant in Makassar.

    He prepared for us only 2 dishes - a Tofu and steam fish [Fourfingers Threadfin]
    The taste from both the dishes exceeded our expectation.

    Michael himself was no stranger to this industry. Born in Singapore, he was in this business for many years, the last was 8 years in Jakarta.

    I am sure there are chances that the staff would work out a good recommendation for their customers, the way Michael done for us.

    Favorite Dish: 1] Steam Tofu - Tofu can be delivered to the eateries in many forms. Here, this restaurant has customized theirs to suit the way, this ingredient was eventually treated for serving.

    2] Likewise, we did not get a steam fish in a routine manner soaked in soya sauce. Instead, the steamed meat coated and accompanied with new dressings.

    Favorite Dish: 1] Steam Tofu - Tofu can be delivered to the eateries in many forms. Here, this restaurant has customised theirs to suit the way, this ingredient was eventually treated for serving.

    2] Likewise, we did not get a steam fish in a routine manner soaked in soya sauce. Instead, the steamed meat coated and accompanied with new dressings.

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    KIOS CH/ CH SEAFOOD: Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown

    by wondersF Updated Dec 3, 2010
    Restaurant serving grilled fish and seafood

    We needed to try out the taste of locally grille fishes and we were looking for proper restaurants where we could dine in comfort and confidence.

    Though the ambience that we desired is not a prerequisite among the locals, I am sure there must be such establishments. We kept asking around and at last found one.
    It was closed for renovation and its new branch was some distance to walk. From what we saw and found out, located in Chinatown and some Chinese writings, the restaurant must have some Chinese influence.

    The restaurant had a poster showing the type of fishes popular among the frequent diners and that is good as I can say for certain I could get the best. Most comforting was, a proper establishment must have some standard to keep up to.

    Was a pity that we miss this place and I would back to try and giving this page an update soon

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    Paotere Seafood Restaurant: Best of the Best - grilled sea-food

    by wondersF Updated Dec 3, 2010
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    Makassar by the sea, on a visit to this city? Then should try the seafood offered here!

    Without doubt, this task cannot be omitted. Our local friends advised us that tasting grilled fishes was never a new experience. The food is getting the raw fishes cleansed and put them over a barbecue fire. It is the same basic preparation and can be done anywhere in the world. If there is a need to verify then the specialty in Makassar lies in the condiments used that enhance the taste - many style of preparing the sambal!

    That thought of trying out the sambal gave the topic a new twist. So we walked around town and we noticed that the business of offering grilled fishes were handled by small stalls on push carts. We have yet to find a shop lot or restaurant doing it a full fledged business. When it comes to small operators, doubts was raised on the cleanliness of the stall operator. His daily volume of transaction done placed another question of him getting the best and fresh supply.

    Question, questions until we visited the landing place for the fishing boats Paotere!

    Here the catches are landed hourly and there was an abundance and good choices of the many types of fishes. How nice if we could buy the fishes ourselves and had it cooked there! Stone throw away from the market place, there was this sea food restaurant taking up the space of 3 shop lots.

    In one corner, the fresh fishes in crates. Customer take their own pick, the amount, the type of fishes, shrimps and mussels.

    It was cut cleaned right on the spot and then grilled.

    The place was operated as a full scale restaurant which pictures of dignitaries having patronized the outlet.

    The setting, the sight and at last the endless stream of customers keeping the dining area filled, breath in the confidence that we have found the right joint.

    Favorite Dish: We tried out the 4 types of fishes.
    The shrimps on skewers
    Also tried chunks of fish meat.

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    Dinar: Best Seafood

    by harlymei Written Jun 17, 2008

    Free of charge for any kind of chillies..
    fresh seafood

    Favorite Dish: Should try their chilly sauce shrimp, local people called it "Udang Kipas Saus Padang" or propeller shrimp with chilly sauce.. yummy...
    This propeller shrimp have a very big head that looks like cobra head.

    Also their soft shell crab...mmmm.... unforgetable taste...

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    Pasar Ikan: Delicious Makassar Food

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 12, 2007

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    The Pasar Ikan (Fish Market) is on the coast of Pantai Losari (Losari Beach, near the Losari Beach Inn). Busiest at dawn there's a variety of fish, live or otherwise, are laid out (eels, lobster, crab, squid, prawns, sharks). Early afternoon numerous eating/hawkerstalls are set up and you can walk all night long. This is the place to go to eat local foods when night-time transforms the palm-line into Sunset-Strip! It is the "longest restaurant in the world".

    Favorite Dish: ... try Soto Makassar (don't ask what's in it!), and terrific Ikan Bakar (fried fish completed with rice, cucumber, chili sauce and hot tea for about 1$ or less!). Get Mie Goreng (fried noodles), and unbelievably good Cap Cai Soup ...

    A delicious Makassar dinner
    and no sakit perut - stomach ache

    g r e a t e x p e r i e n c e
    every time again

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    Celebes Restaurant: The Taste of Torajan Village

    by radin Written Jan 4, 2007

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    Chicken Pa'piong Toraja Traditional Cuisine
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    This restaurant has a beautiful scenery of Torajan Village with it Paddy field. The restaurant are built like a gazeebo that placed in several places in the restaurant park.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish in this restaurant is Chicken Pa'piong (Toraja traditional cuisine that steamed inside the bamboo wood) that served with fresh red hot chili sausage.

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    Sedap Restaurant: Taste The Fresh Seafood in Pare pare

    by radin Written Jan 4, 2007

    The ambience and surroundings in this restaurant is almost the same with other seafood restaurant in Indonesia or South East Asia but the taste is NEVER BE THE SAME. The special menu in this restaurant is stoved Baronang/ fish that served with hot tasty chili sauce that called "Sambal" that very famous in the intire South Sulawesi Province.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish is the stoved Baronang and

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    Hawker stalls and many resto at Makassar: Coto Mangkassara is a must :)

    by ukirsari Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Favorite Dish: It's a must eateries which became a trade-mark of Makassar. They're Coto Mangkassara [or Coto Makassar] and Sup Konro. Coto Mangkassara is a soup with chocolate color, contains of cow or buffalo innards, served hot with ketupat [rice steamed in young coconut leaf] or burasa [buras, rice steamed in coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaf]. Meanwhile Sup Konro is a ribs soup].

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    Chinese Resto along Chinatown: Delicious Chinese chicken porridge

    by ukirsari Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Bubur ayam (c) ukirsari

    Favorite Dish: Hmmm, I found that Chinese chicken porridge at Makassar [Ujungpandang] is kinda different with chicken porridge or bubur ayam at another places in Indonesia; more lighter and many chicken broth inside. Yummy, truely Chinese style and served hot with diced steamed chicken, celery, cakwee [Chinese bread deep frying] and egg.

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  • none: Walk and taste

    by global_explorer Written May 28, 2004

    In the evening Makassar boost what is called the longest eatingplace in Indonesia. It is a several kilometer long row of warungs, simple restaurants, along the sea serving a wide variety of food. I definately will recomend the seafood. Most of this row are closed during the day, but in the area close to Fort Rotterdam you will find the coconutsellers. They are here all the time, some even sleep among their nuts as i saw when i returned to the hotel around 3am one night. The girls on the picture are close friends, they never leaving eachothers side, mann one of the nameless seafoodwarungs close to Fort Rotterdam, it is a hole cluster of big warungs there. The girls don’t speak a word in english, but will treat you like a king, especialy if you talk with them. I got close contact with them, one of them even demanded to be called isteri dua, wife number two. This warungarea are where all the locals are, one can have a great time here.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled fish, it was tastefull, juicy and fresh, squid, crayfish. Coto Makassar, a local soup made of inyards are available alog the warungrow. It may look like sewage but mixed with salt, lime and chili by your own taste it is delicious.

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    Street stall: Pisang Epe

    by black_mimi99 Written Dec 21, 2006

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    We can find this traditional banana snack along the Losari beach.... its pisang epe. Enjoy the pissang epe infront of the Losari beach while waiting the sunset, its a truely experience....

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