I haven’t been to Manado yet in my Indonesian travels, but I LOVE the food. So spicy, a little bit bitter in some dishes… it’s just one of those cuisines with OOMPH.
Luckily, I can get a great Manadonese fix at Mal Ambassador/ITC Kuningan. On the top floor, there is the narrow alleyway of restaurants in the connection between the two malls and many of them sell amazing Manadonese food. Check it out! It is cheap too.