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?
#1 meerkats has been a member since 17/7/2014. Posts: 1
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 captainbkk has been a member since 16/2/2012. Posts: 472
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.
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!
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...