Since the first, the people of Bitung, North Sulawesi, known as a sailor. Various types of fish can be found in this area. One fish that is also a city icon is tuna, or better known as the swordfish. So the city of Bitung, better known as the City Cakalang.
The number of fish entrepreneur who opened the business in this city, making the supply of fish, especially tuna are often abundant. Bitung city so that people take advantage of these opportunities by opening small businesses, which cakalang fish curing, or better known by the name of the surrounding community cakalang fufu. In addition to the family economy can sustain this effort can also absorb manpower.
Ways of making cakalang fufu relatively easy, as long as it is done with the patient and tenacious. Simply prepare cakalang fish meat that has been cleaned, then the process can begin making cakalang fufu. The flesh cakalang that has been split into two in the clip to a bamboo that has been prepared.
To get a nice color and draw hearts, coat fish meat with soda commonly used for coloring a variety of snacks, and to note choose the dye does not contain preservatives.
Tuna meat curing process takes four hours and the time needed for cooling is two hours. To get the quality of cakalang meat quality, the role of fumigation is needed, the fire must be evenly distributed so that the corners of fish can be passed by the heat. Meat quality tuna that we can see from the skin color of the reddish colored and not watery.
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