Although well known for its extra hot spicy foods, but those whose tongues and stomachs cannot take spicy food can rest assured that many dishes are not hot, but for sure hot condiments will always be served for those who long for spicy food.
The best place to find yummy Manado foods are along the Pierre Tendean Boulevard, along Jalan Wakeke, and Seafood along Kalasey Beach and around Bitung harbor.
Tinu’tuan is traditional Manado porridge.
Known as “Bubur Manado”, it has a base of rice porridge mixed with slices of pumpkin, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, and vegetables such as morning glory, spinach or watercress, and special gedi leaves (available only in Manado).
Together they make a yummy and most nutritious breakfast. Manado porridge indeed contains many diverse vegetables, so that if you’re a vegetarian, then this is definitely your choice for breakfast.
With flavors of lemongrass and basil leaf mixed with cuts of fresh green tomatoes and red onion slices, and add to which the hot ‘Dabu-Dabu’ sambal and fish cakes made from the tiny fish called Nike found in Lake Tondano, this bowl of Tinu’tuan is a much-loved dish that locals enjoy any time of the day.