Today I made a key discovery at a humble-looking warung around the corner from us: papaya flowers.
Papaya flowers are a specialty of Manado, on the northern tip of Sulawesi island. They have a rich dark-green flavor like spinach, but more bitter. They're often cooked up with a bit of smoked tuna and some spicy chilis, which cut the bitterness. On the side is one of the many kinds of hard-boiled egg in spicy sauce. It was a very tasty lunch for 62 cents, which explains why we don't bother cooking much.
We've become big fans of Manadonese food; someday we hope to come up with a work-related excuse to go to there and eat.