NBC - Meat eating lizards? Gee, let alone to eat, just imagine I already feel weird. How not? Lizard
(monitor lizard) whose length is about 1 meter, the skin hard and scaly
gray and weighs about 30 pounds it is known as predatory reptiles.
first I was hesitant when a friend offers rendang monitor lizard meat
at a stall located at Jalan RRI Iraonogeba Village, Mount Sitoli. However, looking just like beef rendang presentation in general, I was trying to eliminate the curiosity to taste. Apparently,
when it is processed properly, the meat that language lizard Varanus
albigularis Latin turned into a delicious meal. Problem does not lose flavor with beef or goat that has been commonly consumed.
Lizard or in Nias language called boroe apparently now becoming known Nias people, especially on Mount Sitoli. Currently there are 3 restaurants in Mount Sitoli which provides a menu of monitor lizard meat.
diner who managed Mr. Atulö'ö Telaumbanua (45) or better known as Andi
Telaumbanua Ama, for example, where we tasted the rendang lizard,
monitor lizard meat as it makes its flagship menu. Together with his wife, he is managing this business since 2006.
am indeed a lover of culinary extremes, especially after around
Indonesia in the framework of a comparative study through government
programs," said Atulö'ö. According to the story Atulö'ö, monitor lizard meat enthusiasts at Mount Sitoli already started to increase. In one week alone, they supplied the lizard reaches a ton. Lizards were obtained from several areas in Nias, as Alasa, Sirombu, Lahewa, and Tuhemberua. "Until
now we bring lizard meat still comes from Nias," said Atulö'ö who have
crossed the globe in various regions in Indonesia after completing the
School of Mechanical Engineering Education (STM) Department of Chemical
Before processing, lizard-lizard who supplied it kept in one cage located behind his house. "We could of weeks and it has become our customers," he said.
At home this is the flesh eating lizard was then processed in a variety of dishes such as soups, curries and rendang. In processing, the tools used still manual. Process process was done by Atulö'ö and wife along with six other workers.
In addition to delicious, this lizard meat was also proved to have benefits, ie overcome uric acid. According
Atulö'ö, the information he obtained from two professors from the
Netherlands and France who had been a tutor during the conduct of
comparative studies in Indonesia. In fact, also in a variety of sources on the internet monitor lizards believed to soften the skin.
Because the information that makes the number one reptile enthusiasts meat is increasing. Like Yosima Halawa (28). Women are fond of eating processed meat lizard. "She's supposed to treat gout, but if I frequently eat lizards because it feels really good," he said with a smile.
Similar to the narrative Yosima, Zendratö Gratitude (26) also recognizes the delicacy of monitor lizard meat processed. "After I try it feels good like chicken. Moreover, he could treat gout, "said the young man who initially monitor lizard eating meat on information from colleagues.
the price, you do not need to worry because a portion of monitor lizard
meat processed at this restaurant is very affordable, which is only Rp
Not satisfied with the monitor lizard meat? For those of you are lovers of culinary extremes here also provide other special menu. Starting
from the snail (torch), frog (talaho), bats (Bogi), pangolin (sigölu),
deer (Nago), deer (laosi), snakes (Gulo), and alligator (crocodile). But, should be ordered first because of the large demand for stockpiles causing the animal quickly exhausted. "All animals are mostly imported from Sirombu, Mandrehe, Alasa, and Idanögawo" said Atulö'ö Telaumbanua.
Culinary most expensive in this restaurant is the pangolin are sold 1 cup at 25,000. The reason, the price per kilogram pangolin quite expensive, which reached 300,000's.