Taste 6 Unforgettable Culinary Delights of Likupang

Aside from its amazing all-natural beauty, Likupang also features an array of tasty traditional culinary joys. You may try out some of those tasty authentic regional dishes in Likupang, from recipes passed down from generation to generation.  Likupang traditional cuisine is renowned for its spicy taste. The information below will let you know about the various tastes that you may find hard to forget.

Cakalang Fufu

If you are in the mood for a food with fish-based ingredients, then you have to try Cakalang fufu. Cakalang fufu is a dish of processed skipjack fish seasoned, smoked, and clamped using a bamboo stick. This food is a typical dish of Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Cakalang Fufu has become one of the favorite local foods since you can easily find this on this island.

Milu Siram

This dish has existed for centuries and originates from Gorontalo. Brimming with taste, this healthy soup brings its sweetness from the corn, its sour flavor from lime, and also its spiciness from chilies.  This exceptional mixture of distinct tastes is a must-have in your Likupang excursion.

Groho Banana and Sambal Roa

Local bananas for this taste are known as Goroho Banana.  It may be boiled or steamed, or it may be cut into thin pieces and fried to make a delicious crispy, tasty bite. Before it’s processed into chili sauce, then the roa fish is smoked, so the odor comes out and becomes more tender.


Lalampa is here to match your cup of coffee or tea in Likupang. These glutinous rice balls cooked in almond milk are full of chopped lettuce, spices, and herbs. It’s then wrapped in banana leaves, sprinkled with oil, and then baked over a charcoal flame.

The burning procedure makes a delicious and distinctive smell. Lalampa is a conventional Likupang snack that looks like a lemper, and this bite includes a yummy, sticky, and somewhat spicy flavor.

The delicious flavor of Lalampa is also one of the reasons to visit Likupang.


Panadas are another local favorite believed to have a Spanish influence because of its similarity to empanadas  The yeast dough is cut and filled with a lot of fish, meat, veggies, and fruits, then fried until its color turns into golden brown.  Panada is a crescent-shaped bite such as pastel, but Panada has more of a soft bread texture.


Tinutuan, a meal also called Manado porridge, isn’t just delicious but also filling and healthy. In Manado itself, Tinutuan is generally served with corn cakes as well as several other side dishes. However, it is also possible to enjoy it in the Manado tinutuan culinary center around Jalan Wake.

Tinutuan or Manado Porridge is a typical Indonesian food from Manado, North Sulawesi. However, some say tinutuan is originally from Minahasa, North Sulawesi. Tinutuan is a mixture of various vegetables, and does not contain meat, so it is very affordable and anyone can enjoy its delicious taste.

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