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Mama Betty

At Minahasa, the essence of Indonesian cuisine is brought to life by the skilled hands and loving heart of Mama Betty Avila, the culinary matriarch behind our delicious dishes.

With roots in Tomohon and a passion for cooking that spans generations, Mama Betty's journey to Chicago began in 1986. Drawing on the recipes passed down by her own grandmother, Mama Betty infuses each dish with the flavors of her homeland, creating an authentic culinary experience that transports diners to the bustling streets of Indonesia.

For Mama Betty, Minahasa is more than just a restaurant; it's a tribute to her heritage and a celebration of the vibrant flavors that have shaped her life. From the fragrant spices of Beef Rendang to the crispy perfection of her beloved Eggrolls, each dish reflects Mama Betty's unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity.

But Mama Betty's influence extends beyond the kitchen. As a pillar of the AAPI community, she is dedicated to creating a welcoming space where people can come together to share stories, forge connections, and celebrate their shared cultural heritage.

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