Bored of eating dinner at the resort, we decided to head out to downtown to find some local restaurants. Our guide took us to Mega Mas, an open-air area behind Megamall Manado with many food stalls, ranging from seafood, meatballs, and non-halal food. There were just too many food stalls to pick from, and we randomly chose Minahasa Star.
Bobara Bakar (Bobara Grilled Fish)After dinner, the guide took us to look to Kartini Bakery, which is famous for its local pastry Klappertart – a traditional cake of Manado, influenced by the Dutch, made of coconut as the main ingredient.
In Manado, I witnessed a really fancy mikrolet (public transportation), which is decorated with LED light and loud speakers, and also facilitated with LED TV screen. The seatings are all facing front, unlike in Jakarta or other cities facing sideways.