Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tomohon Market, Tomohon, North Sulawesi



The Tomohon Market - Open from about 6am to 10am everyday. Where locals go for their daily supplies and tourists come to gawk at the local meat section. As I've mentioned before eating what many of us would call 'exotic meats' may be disgusting for many but to the locals this is a norm. Part of their way of life. I do not judge them based on my habits and culture. The produce are fantastically fresh. Fruits, vegetables are gorgeous. According to the locals they do not use much insecticide for their crops.




AND OF COURSE....


Fido is food here. Considered a meal for a special occassion.


Most of the animals especially with fur are blow torched after being killed to get rid of the fur.


They are then gutted and cleaned just like any other meats you'd find in your local wet market.

Rat - The difference between jungle and the city rats is the color of the white tail for the forest forager.


Bats - tastes like beef.


Besides the python above, there were also wild boars for sale.

The market is also next to the van station where you can take the blue vans down to Manado and to the neighboring districts. Careful walking along the meat section as all fresh kill meaning you'll probably be walking on a bloody floor of bat blood.

12 comments:

ah lim said...

I'm feeling a little nausea now...

Chindiana said...

You're such a gentle soul Ah Limzzzzz.

S'wak said...

Thanks for the pics, dude! Just what I needed to convince me to stay off food.

Chindiana said...

Hahah! Anything to save the 'lil furry critters!

Vegans HO!

Wak This Way said...

Must go do my meat shopping here some day! yum

Chindiana said...

Sam! You oirish have exotic tastes! guess everything tastes good with Guinness eh? :P

ghoul said...

I. Am. Going. To. Be. Sick.

*smacks Chindy*

word verification: vickies (!!)

Chindiana said...

C'mon Ghoulo, dont be sick, Word Verification gave you some good old Skool Vicks! :)

ah lim said...

what is this word verification thing?

Chindiana said...

AH limzz....

its the gibberish you have to type under the comment box before you can send in your comment

supreme commando said...

oh my god...what a freaky place u went to!!!!! And the bloody verification thing has to be "canizes" which is so similar to canine!!!!

Chindiana said...

Supreme! just freaky to us who've not been brought up with it.

Um... and I dont have a freaky word verification to share although mine is 'donsized'.