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Torsina Hotel

June 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. Pong tiku, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91832. Description Hotel Torsina. We at Bonga Toraja really like this hotel although the rate of the room may be a little high but its location and facilities make up for it. torsina is located in the middle of a paddy field so there’s no direct neighbours and no farm animals like the chickens waking you up in the middle of the night. The rooms are all located in one giant Torajan house looking out onto a large and deep swimming pool in its well ordered garden and onto a Northern views of white rocky mountains. So if your your short for time here in Toraja and looking for a great location Torsina is the one for you! Facilities Breakfast included / Car rental / English speaking staff / Free maps / Free wifi / Laundry / Live Music / Lounge/Bar / Massage service / Restaurant / Swimming pool Rates & bookings Standard room: 400,000 rp Extra bed: 100,000 Do you require more information? Or do you want to make a reservation? Get in touch with Bonga Toraja. Call us +62 812 433 713 50 • E-mail us: info @ bongatoraja . com • Skype us: BongaToraja.

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Recipe of the Week: Tapioca leaves with Peanut sauce

April 25, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Tapioca leaves with Peanut sauce is a Torajan recipe and a must eat on any visitor’s itinerary. Ingredients 100 g tapioca leaves 1 coconut 3 tablespoons of peanut butter 2 cloves of garlic 2 shallots 1 vegetable stock cube dash of salt vegetable oil Preparation 1/ Take the tapioca leaves and put them in a large bowl 2/ Cruch up the peanuts to a paste 3/ Finely cut up the garlic and shallots 4/ Take the coconut split in half and grate it out, place it in a bowl and pour over half a liter of warm water then squeeze the mixture with your hands producing a pulp. Take a sieve and press the pulp through it to obtain the milk. 5/ Place a large wok or saucepan over a stove on medium heat pour in a little oil and fry off the onions and garlic until light brown. Add the coconut milk, peanut paste and the stock cube. 6/ Add the tapioca leaves then slowly cook for 5-10 minutes adding a little salt to taste. The dish is now ready! Serve with freshly steamed rice!

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Day Trekking Tour

April 17, 2013 / by / 2 Comments

Try something different! Try a Bongtoraja Tour. Trekking Tour Our full day out in toraja you will have an expert guide with private transport to drop you off and pick you up, so you get to enjoy the best parts of toraja. at bongatoraja we worked hard to find a really enjoyable tours. All too many of them are the same old beaten paths we want to change that! Start early picking you up from your hotel then get straight off taking you up to your first drop off point walking up through the paddy fields and slowly climbing the terraces until we reach a village then stop for coffee and our guide will explain interesting points of the local architecture in depth. Next we move high up the mountain taking lunch at Batutumonga with breathtaking views then iether walk back down through a Blacksmithing area or be picked up for further trekking to another area off the beaten track and when the light fades and your legs tired! You will then be returned late afternoon to your hotel. Rates & Booking’s For a competitive price per person or group please get in touch with Bonga Toraja. Call us +62 821 88 084 …

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Ayam Penyet Ria

April 16, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

  Jl Merdakka  no 25 , Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91831 Description Ayam penyet Ria is located on the main road in Rantepao Its not hard to miss just look for the really big church it’s under it! Looking like one big giant canteen. We found out that the owner also has a part buisness share with Misiliana hotel and wants to bring the fine dining experience closer to the center of town. Service is good although they lack the English ability. Suggestion Go for ikan bandeng bakar fish bandeng barbicued 20,000 rp. Price Food prices range from 10,000 rp for Noodles with vegetables right up to 25,000 rp for Traditional dishes. Drinks range from 2,000 for a es tawar to 9,000 rp for fruit juices.

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Alang Alang Bakso Babi

April 15, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. Pong Tiku, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91890. Description If you have come all the way out to Indonesia and at least once on you trip you will try Bakso a meatball based soup normally with noodles and crisp fried krupuk. But alas most have very little meat in them, if at all. But we have found the difference at Alang Alang only that you will have to travel out of town! Head south for 5 km and its on the left hand side just as the great sa’dan river bends. Odering is easy just ask for Bakso and it will be served swiftly to your table. The staff don’t speak English as the Bakso does all the talking. Suggestion Well guys there’s only one choice here but its well worth it a real tasty Bakso soup (12,000 rp) Price All bowls are between (12,000 rp) Drinks range from 3,000 rp for a water to 9,000 rp for drinks from a fridge plus tea or coffee (3-7,000 rp)

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Sambalak Tarrung

April 13, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Sambalak Tarrung or Aubergine Sambal is another Torajan side dish and great for a large feast. Ingredients 2 medium sized aubergines 2 large tomatoes 3 birds eye chilis 1 spring onion 2 red shallots 3 cloves of garlic vegetable oil Preparation 1/ Skin and wash the aubergine then slice in half then slice again thinly. 2/ Peel and cut shallots, chili and garlic then cut the spring onion into 1 cm lengths then cut finely length ways. 3/ Wash then chop the tomatoes roughly. 4/ Place a large wok or frying pan over a stove on to medium heat pour in a little oil and fry the shallots and garlic  together then slowly add the spring onions, chilli and tomatoes, finally the aubergines, adding a little salt to taste then allow to cook together for a few minutes. The dish is now ready! Serve with other side dishe’s and freshly steamed rice!

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Rimiko Restaurant

April 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. Mappanyukki no 115, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91831 Description Rimiko Restaurant has been established for over twenty years happily serving good honest food, served in a rustic atmosphere with lots of old Torajan carvings on the walls. What we like about this place is the seating area outside to enjoy whats happening on the main street. The owner is normally around and love’s to come up and have a chat about what you have been up to in and around Toraja. The staff speak English fluently. Suggestion Go for the old classic pork in Pamarassan they give you a really good portion nearly enough for two people. (45,000 rp) Price All food is priced between 10-55,000 rp. Drinks range from 5,000 rp for a water to 35,000 rp for a Bintang beer.

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Sandana Lobo’ Cafe

April 08, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. Merdaka 10, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91831 Description Nicely located just down from Bakmie Gentong, looking out over the football field which is Rantepao’s only real park, it does look a bit shabby from the outside but once inside and after you have climbed the spiral staircase you enter the Cafe’ seating area with a choice of tables or floor seating area’s. What we really like about this place is the view over the field onto the mountains making it a great place to browse the net and have something to eat. The staff don’t speak English but are very friendly. Suggestion Go for the Kapurung a Sago based soup served with pieces of chicken, vegetables, peanuts and sweetcorn (8,000 rp) Price All food is between 7-25,000 rp. Drinks range from 6,000 rp for an Es Teler to 10,000 rp for a coconut juice.

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Recipe of the week: Sambalak Lure

April 05, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Sambalak Lure or baby Salt fish with Coconut is a Torajan side dish and a great source of energy after a long day. Ingredients 1 coconut 300 gr of baby salt fish 5 cm cubed of fresh turmeric 1 spring onion 2 red shallots vegetable oil Preparation 1/ Take the baby salt fish and fry them off until they are golden brown and crispy. 2/ Take the coconut split in half and grate it out set  it aside in a bowl. 3/ Wash and peel the turmeric then pound to a fine paste. 4/ Peel and cut shallots, cut the spring onion into 3 cm lengths then cut finely length ways. 5/ Place a large wok or frying pan over a stove on to medium heat pour in a little oil and fry the shallots, turmeric  together then slowly add the spring onions coconut and finally the baby salt fish, allow to cook together for a few minutes. The dish is now ready! Serve with freshly steamed rice!

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Hidangan Coto

April 03, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. A. Mappanyuki No. 100, Rantepao, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 91890. Description This little Warung could be easily missed when walking down the main street in Rantepao! Set back and looking like someones little house just near the Post Office. It’s name says it all, Coto; a classic dish from Makassar, a rich soup of buffalo stock with chunks of very lean buffalo meat often eaten with a steamed rice packet woven from a natural palm fronds. Odering is easy just show a finger or two and your Coto is served promptly. The staff don’t speak English as the food does all the talking. Suggestion Well guys there’s only one choice here but its well worth it a real tasty soup (18,000 rp) Price All bowls are between (18,000 rp) Drinks range from 1,000 rp for a water to 9,000 rp for drinks from a fridge plus tea or coffee (3-5,000 rp)

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