Gohu is a traditional dish of fresh tuna and special spice sauce in Ternate City, North Maluku Province, Indonesia. This dish is based on yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), but when it is not tuna season will usually be replaced with skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) as the second choice.

Gohu is not a sashimi, though it uses fresh fish meat. The dish uses fresh tuna meat that has been flavored by various spices to enrich the taste. The first process is to remove the stomach, skin and bones that eventually leave only the meat.

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Meat is cut in a cubic shape at a thickness of about 1 cm to 2 cm and covered with salt, lemon cui water, and basil leaves that have been chopped. This dish uses spices including red onion and chopped raw pepper, then sauteed in coconut oil on a stove fire.

Hot spice is poured onto a plate that contains pieces of raw tuna fish. The final step is sprinkling fried peanuts on it. Gohu dish has been prepared and ready to be eaten, especially when the cuisine is still hot.

Although not cooked over the fire, the reddish tuna will be white as it is doused with lemon cui and sprinkled with hot spices so it is indirectly through the cooking process and thus no longer referred to as sashimi.

Gohu has a blend of savory and sour taste. North Malukas usually eat gohu with boiled banana or boiled cassava as a source of kabohidrat in their culture. Maluku is also a producer of spices in the world that has a variety of delicious culinary works.

Ternate is an island city as part of the Maluku Islands in Indonesia consisting of Maluku Province and North Maluku Province. The archipelago's inhabitants as large are fishermen where skipjack tuna is abundant and yellowfin tuna is also abundant in certain seasons.

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Location: Ternate City, North Maluku Province

Routes and public transport: Flights to Sultan Babullah International Airport in Ternate City.