I had my list ready.
Manu pata’u ni, Nga’a watary patau kabbe, Ka’pu pantunnu, Manggulu, Kadapet watara, Bokosawu nyale, Bokosawu karagge.
These were just a few regional dishes I had researched before flying to Sumba and was eager to find.
But then I found myself in a situation where this was not possible. It was, however, how I discovered the real Sumba.