Na Tinombur is a typical Batak food made from fish made by baking. Types of fish commonly made into this dish can be from a variety of fish such as goldfish, tilapia or catfish. But the most commonly made cuisine Na Tinombur is a type of catfish, probably because the meat is quite thick catfish.
Roasted or grilled fish in the field along with special spices, served like serving pecel catfish or catfish penyet. The difference is the spice mixture because the spices for na tinombur dishes consist of roasted peanuts, baked pecan, cayenne pepper, ginger, onion, garlic, tomato orange leaves, ebi or terasi and do not forget andaliman. All the spices are milled and mashed then in stir-fry.
Seasoned spices are smeared onto a fish that has been burned and ready for trial. Prepared this spice is called as a tombur. It feels very delicious and distinctive. Na Tinombur is a typical cuisine from Tapanuli made from fish and given Tombur (spice milled).