If I cast away in the solitary island, and I have to choose one restaurant to be build in that island, I will choose Beautika! Because I fall in love with Manado cuisine in this place since 8 years ago and also I’m a truly spicy food lover! They give a spiciness level mark for every menu (level 1 to 3). What separates Beautika from other Manado Restaurant? All cuisine in here is really ‘screaming’ in their ingredients. Strong in seasoning! That’s why this place is always crowded in lunch time. I usually come here before or after lunch time, so I can get the car parking area.
I’ve come to this place countless, but I will upload some food photos and try to explain it as far as I could. Enjoy it!
The first cuisine is: Cumi Pepes or Green Chili Squid (level 2 of spiciness, price 22 K for a half portion). The squid is so tender, not smell fishy. Most of Manado seasoning are consist of lemongrass, scallion, orange leaves, basil/kemangi, red/green cayenne chili, red onion, garlic, lemon juice, etc. Very complicated actually….mmppphhh….but the taste will ‘rock’ your tongue!
Next cuisine: Ayam Bumbu Paniki or Chicken sauteed with Coconut Milk (level 2 of spiciness, price 22 K for a half portion). This one is use coconut milk. Oily & condensed, but I like it.
This one is my must order vegetables menu: Sayur Pangi Ayam or Pangi Veggies with Chicken (level 1 of spiciness, price 32 K for full portion). I don’t know what kind of concoction they put in this simple food. It taste so damn good!
What I love about Indonesian food, they are so richly in taste, from sweet, salt, sour to…..bitter! Yeah bitter! That taste is represented well in this menu: Tumis Pare Cakalang or Bitter Melon & Skipjack Tuna sauteed with Coconut Milk (level 1 of spiciness, price 12,5 for a half portion). Bitter, salty, spicy all wraped in the thickness of coconut milk. Amazing!
You can order almost of all menu for a half portion. It can make you order more various menu in small portion. I use to order 4-5 menu when I dine in here. Price range is between 12,5 K to 40 K for food.
In snack/appetizer or dessert area, you pampered with many choice of cake from traditional (apang,balapis,bobengka,panada,etc) to ala dutch (nougat,onbeykuk,marble,brudel,sus,etc); cookies (bagea,halua kenari,klaperkuk,etc); pudding (caramel,avocado,durian,etc) & dessert (klapertaart,fruit salad,gohu,pala,etc).
I take home their Fruit Salad. Price 26,5 K. The combination of their creamy mayo, cheese & cocktails are mix so wonderful. I really like it! Better you keep it in your refrigerator and enjoy it while it’s still cold.
I also try their Klappertaart. Price 26,5 K. Consist of slices of young coconut, custard,walnut,raisin & cinnamon. It’s taste so exotically sweet.
Next time, I will add another food menu and of course their specialty dessert in this article. Happy drooling all!
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