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Hi CH,

There's an online delivery/catering company specializing in Manadonese cuisine (Indonesia) based in Honolulu, and I'd like to know if anyone has tried them.

Apparently, they ship to anywhere in the US, and I might have to give that a go on the east coast.

Thanks,
BmB

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  1. I would love to know too... Having lived here in Honolulu, and in search for some sort of Indonesian food, including Menadonese, I never heard about it. Anyone up to this challenge?

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    1. re: roro808

      Well, here's the website if interested. http://www.dabudabu.com/
      Seems if you live on Oahu you can pick up your order and they have a few more dishes than what can be shipped to the mainland US. If not for the price being a little high, I would give it a try.

      1. re: killersmile

        Wow - thank you... Visited the web site and the menu looks great. Will give them a call and give it a try. For you who are not familiar with Menadonese food -- it comes from Manado, located on the northern part of the island of Sulawesi (Celebes) in Indonesia. One of my favorite Menadonese food is their Ayam or Fish Rica - grilled and slathered with hot chili pepper, tomatoes and other good spices...

        1. re: roro808

          roro, I'll be visiting Makassar in 2014, and am wondering if any of the dishes offered by dabudabu are dishes that are typical offerings of that city.

          1. re: honu2

            Makassar is located at the southern part of the island. I don't know much about the typical food, but I guess it would be more or less the same -- spicy and fresh! I believe their seafood is your best bet!

    2. I wonder if their slogan is "Yabba Dabu Dabu" shouted out by Fred Flintstein and Barney Reubel.

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      1. re: Tripeler

        I believe it's the local Manadonese dialect for hot spicy salsa consists of fresh tomatoes, chilli pepper, shallot, lime juice or calamansi juice, basil leaves, salt crushed fine and hot oil poured over it....