TEMPO.CO, Tomohon - A cup of Kotamobagu coffee and a plate of goroho bananas while enjoying a stunning view of Lake Linow are a perfect combination to start a day in Tomohon, North Sulawesi.
Goroho banana is a typical Minahasa snack which often consumes as a light breakfast to eat with coffee.
Goroho banana grows in North Sulawesi. The shape is slimmer and longer than a regular banana. The taste is not sweet either which makes goroho banana often processed in fries.
There are two common dishes of goroho banana in Tomohon, processed with rice flour as fried bananas and the second dish is thin-sliced and fried like banana chips.
Goroho is generally served with sambal roa, a spicy sauce. The combination is unique as most people do not eat bananas and dipped it in a spicy sauce. But no worries, a delicious gororo banana, and tasty roa sauce will produce a unified sense in every bite.
Having fried goroho bananas freshly get from the pan and a cup of Kotamobagu coffee, a typical coffee from North Sulawesi is a good choice to warm the body in the morning, in the midst of cold and misty Lake Linow.
A plate of goroho bananas can be found in the Lake Linow lakeside cafe, Tomohon, North Sulawesi. The price is around Rp25 thousand per plate contained 12 pieces of banana.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA