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Local Cuisine Query

  • meerkats

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    Hi All

    I just have a query regarding local cuisine. I would like to try the local fruit bat (kalong) meat, and was wondering which restaurant or market would serve this in North Sulawesi region?

    Thanks All

    #1 Posted: 17/7/2014 - 08:51

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  • captainbkk

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    this is so specific for that region (only), that you simply have to ask when there-that wont be hard. Just like what about anyone did in the times before this www-reinforcing my belief it makes people lazy thinkers.The old faithful-the MOON Bill Dalton INDO handbook may have some hints-but thats from 15 years ago or so.

    #2 Posted: 19/7/2014 - 06:06

  • busylizzy

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    You could check out Tomohon Market, near Manado. I haven't been as I had no interest in this rather gruesome market, but I understand they have a large range of unusual meats: roast dog, bats, rats, cats, monkeys..... Google it and you will find out more. Can't recall, but maybe Somtam did a feature article on this site when he was in Sulawesi last year.

    #3 Posted: 19/7/2014 - 12:25

  • somtam2000

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    I only a very brief time in northern Sulawesi and didn't get around to eating bats unfortunately. A quick Google gave me this piece on Manadonese cuisine, which covers the bats, though unfortunately the restaurant recommendations are specific to Jakarta. Still, it's a starting point!

    Good luck!

    #4 Posted: 19/7/2014 - 17:37

  • gecktrek

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    although I haven't visited sulawesi in a while, i concur with busylizzy that tomohon in the hills outside of monado would be the best place to find kelelawar, from my experience it was sold everywhere in north sumatra too...

    #5 Posted: 19/7/2014 - 18:40

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