Traditional Culinary of Polewali Mandar Regency, West Sulawesi Province


Tourists have a distinct priority when spending a vacation in a specific region like Polewali Mandar Regency. Some are into natural tourism, while other like watching traditional performances better. However, no one should overlook the allure of delicious dishes which have become the signature foods of the regions. The fact is that Polman has many types of traditional foods for everyone to enjoy. It is likely tourists need more time and money to enjoy these! Some of the most popular ones are Apang, Paso, Paranggi, Kui-Kui, and Pawa Bread. Before discussing more, tourists should know where they can get them first.

Looking for the Best Place to Eat
Even though Polewali Mandar Regency has many foods to enjoy, tourists should be smart when it comes to choosing the place to eat. Well, for the information, there is an area called Golla Kambu in Botto. It is the spot where tourists can buy various traditional snacks and foods at a cheap price. It is even possible to bargain, so they may get a cheaper price for it. For foreigners, though, they should consider coming with a tour guide who can speak the Indonesian Language well.

Enjoying Traditional Culinary of Polewali Mandar Regency
As mentioned before, tourists may find various types of traditional snacks and foods in Polewali Mandar Regency. For example, there is Kui-Kui cake. It is made of rice flour, grated young coconuts, and brown sugar. No wonder, it tastes sweet and savory. In terms of appearance, it has an oval shape. The next recommended snack to try is called Apang. The brown color comes from brown sugar indeed and it comes in a unique shape as well. On top of the cake, you may find grated coconut too.

Next, tourists should try Paranggi. Wheat becomes its main ingredient, featuring brown sugar as well. It has a soft texture, so it tastes nice once bitten. The locals usually eat this snack in the afternoon while drinking a cup of warm tea, actually. The next recommended traditional snack is called Paso. It has a pointing shape and unique taste! Thanks to rich ingredients like coconut milk, liquid brown sugar, and rice flour. It is also wrapped with banana leaves.

Well, many other options are available for tourists to enjoy including Pawa, Cucur, Tetu, and Bikang. All of them taste wonderful, so make sure to try them all. It is true that tourists need to spend more money to try these snacks and foods. Still, nothing can compare such culinary adventure while visiting Polewali Mandar Regency, no?

Nearby Attractions

  • Bahari Beach
  • Tumpiling Fish Pond
  • 7 Islands of Polewali
  • Rawa Bangun
  • Limbung Sitodo
  • Limbung Kamandang
  • Sarung Allo Park

How to Get There
For those coming from Mamuju City, their prime destination is definitely Polewali Mandar Regency. The distance between these regions is 202.9 km, so the trip may take around 4 hours to get to the destination. Once arriving at Polman, tourists can directly go to Golla Kambu to buy some of those delicious foods!

Where to Stay

  • Ratih Hotel
  • Lilianto Hotel
  • Dirja Inn
  • Mamasa Cottage
  • Mery Cottage
  • Indah Hotel

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