Recipe: Bilenthango – by Biko Mointi Boekoesoe

As the continuation of Ibu Biko’s Gorontalese dishes on the previous post, I would like to also share the recipes that she cooked specially for us during the photo shoot. I hope you can try this back at home too. Have fun!



BILENTHANGO (Gorontalese spicy fried fish)

Serves: 5

  • Ingredients:

1 pc                  Fish of your choice (snapper, trevally, or tilapia)
2 pcs                Tomato (sliced)
Scallions, chopped
Lemon basil


10 pcs              Red chili
10 pcs              Shallot
3 pcs                 Garlic
To taste          Salt

  • Steps:
  1. Clean the fish, cut through its back and divide into two sections. Squeeze the lime over the fish.
  2. Blender the condiments well.
  3. Mix the condiments with sliced tomatoes, scallions, and lemon basil.
  4. Fry the fish with small flame.
  5. Smear the condiments on all over the fish. Serve.


Recipe is provided by Omar Niode Foundation and Biko Mointi Boekoesoe – owner of Talaga Cookery.

TALAGA COOKERY | Jalan Kalibata Utara no. 25, RT 11/RW 2, Jakarta – Indonesia | +62.21.797.2246


Photography by Dennie Benedict


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