TOMOHON MARKET,an AMAZING shopping place for..... foodies!

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at the market's entry,we were welcome by this woman selling country smoked rats,born and raised in fresh air!

                       Located 25 km far from Manado at 750 meters above sea level in a hilly area,the cool  Tomohon ,the City of Flowers,at the foot of the Gunung Lokon,an active volcano,is known for its market but also for flower planting at people's houses,garden centres,its annual Flower Festival,wood production and vegetable farming.Surrounded with lots of churches,it is also a centre of Christian ministry.More than 90% of the Minhasan people are Christians.

                      We were lucky to begin our Minahasa Highland tour just after our breakfast,by the visit, as digestive ,of this famous market offering all kind of vegetables,fish, meat and all exotic ingredients of the local cuisine.

dogs caged and ready to be butchered
NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!

                     We were welcome at the entry by a woman selling smoked rats,further we entered the meat section located  like the fish one,underneath large open-air shelters.It displays a real Noah's Ark with dogs,porks,bats,snakes,beef,chicken,rats...I didn't see any monkey nor cat.It had a particular smell of blood and if you like to paddle in warm blood ,it is the right place to go!Dogs are not served in the Minahasan plate everyday but usually in special occasions and are affordable according to our guide:one kg of dog meat or snake is only 30000 Idr(3 Usd),a bat or a rat 15000 Idr each....

                     After less than one minute,my wife who likes dogs and who had dogs as pets,felt dizzy and sick and quickly the guide and me got back her to our car under the driver's care...(Mickey,our young and lovely driver was a perfect nurse!)

rotorhead85 says:
Wow, amazing blog and pictures...
Posted on: Oct 29, 2009
klaartje1968 says:
Poor Daniƫlle, poor dogs..... :(
Posted on: Oct 12, 2009
reikunboy says:
wow, interesting, amazing pics
Posted on: Oct 07, 2009
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at the markets entry,we were welc…
at the market's entry,we were wel…
dogs caged and ready to be butcher…
dogs caged and ready to be butche…
a dog ready to be butchered
a dog ready to be butchered
bats
bats
bats
bats
python
python
dogs
dogs
wild pig
wild pig
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buthchering dogs
buthchering dogs
coconut used to barbeque
coconut used to barbeque
palm sugar
palm sugar
fish
fish
fish
fish
Tomohon
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