Traditional Foods of Tomohon City, North Sulawesi Province

While visiting Tomohon City, tourists should explore the region and find a good place to try all available traditional foods. Culinary becomes one of the reasons to come to Tomohon, after all. The problem is that not all tourists know their option. Also, they don’t even know where to find those foods! Here is the information. The region has several recommended foods for everyone to try including Mujair Saus Tomat, Wawahu, and Nasi Bungkus. Each of them offers a distinct taste and appearance, so tourists must try them all.

The Best Place to Get Them
Before deciding to come to Tomohon City for those foods, tourists should get vital information beforehand! It is related to where they can get the foods. According to the locals, the most recommended one is in Nusantara Street, Paslaten Satu Village. That means everyone should head to Tomohon Timur Sub-District first and find nearby local eateries there. As an alternative, they can order the foods from the hotel where they are staying. One thing, the price is quite pricey if they get the foods that way.

Enjoying Traditional Foods of Tomohon City
As mentioned before, tourists can find many types of Tomohon’s traditional foods. The first option is called Mujair Goreng Saus Tomat. No wonder, Tomohon City has abundant tilapias (especially those living in Todano Lake). The crispy texture and delicately sweet taste make this dish special, without a doubt. The good thing is the locals use special spices to elevate the taste! Tourists won’t find this food in other regions for sure. As an alternative, they can order grilled tilapia instead of the deep-fried one.

What is next? Tourists can also find a special dish called Wawahu. Another name is Kuah Ba’, actually. So, is it? The main ingredients are chunks of pig bones, covered with local spices. Have no worries. Moslems can order cow ribs instead of the pigs. Due to the exclusiveness and excellent taste, this price is considered more expensive than others. Have no worries. The price is definitely worth the money. After all, tourist won’t find it in other places so it is going to be a rare experience.

Another option is Nasi Bungkus or wrapped rice. The locals use a special leave to wrap the rice, which is called Deikit. Somehow, it gives an interesting aroma and taste. The good thing is this food is considered the cheapest as compared to the previous twos. So, do not miss the opportunity to try it later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kali Waterfall
  • Doa Hill
  • Alfa Omega Tower

How to Get There
For those coming from Manado City, they can directly head to Tomohon City by local transportation service. The distance is 25.1 km, so the trip may take approximately 52 minutes. Make sure to take Raya Manado Tomohon Street for a faster trip, though. Once arriving at the city, the next destination is Tomohon Timur Sub-District. Lastly, they only need to find Nusantara Street at Paslaten Satu Village (where they can find recommended local eateries to get those foods).

Where to Stay

  • Leos Hotel
  • Mandey Inn
  • Candlenut Treehouse
  • Airy Hotel

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