Papua New Guinea food
PNG is also home to abundant natural fruits. Here’s a picture of papaya, pineapple, orange, lemon.


Tonga food
Breadfruit is a good staple food in Tonga. Many island people use breadfruit only when it is in season. The tree bears 3 times a year. “Mei chips” (Sliced and Fried breadfruit) are also popular.

Kapa pulu

Tonga food
Kapa pulu (corned beef in Tongan language) become a big preferred choice. Kapa means canned food and pulu means beef.


Tokelau food
Ugauga is the word for coconut crab in Tokelauan language. During spiders and insects, coconut crabs are the largest on the planet. They are edible and quite delicious.


Samoa food
This Tapioca root is a well known crop that is recognized by several names in the various regions where it is consumed. It is known as Yuca in Latin America, Manioc in French-speaking Africa, Cassava in English-speaking region, and Maniota in Samoa.


Wallis and Futuna food
The word ‘moa’ means ‘chicken’ in many Polynesian languages. Moa has been baked in banana leaf in their traditional way. Today aluminium foil is also used for cooking.


Vanuatu food
Lap-lap is considered the national dish of Vanuatu. It is a staple pudding-like dish made from grated starchy vegetables (manioc, banana) with coconut cream. The pudding-like mixture is then put onto wild spinach leaves and soaked in coconut cream. Pieces of pork, chicken or even corned beef is then added. Leaves from the lap-lap plant are wrapped around the mixture, tied with strands of vine and cooked in a “ground oven” of hot stones.


Samoa food
The word “Salaki” means both mix vegetable and mix fruit beverage. Here I post the latter which is a blend of water, coconut milk, vee (samoan apple), esi (papaya), and banana. This may be considerably sweet on its own.


Cook food
Poke is a traditional pudding made from fruit and coconut milk. Banana or pawpaw(papaya) is commonly baked with cassava starch and coconut milk. Fruit is frequently substituted for another ingredients such as pineapple.


Tuvalu food
A Umu is both a traditional Polynesian style cooking technique which goes in the ground with hot stones and often a social event. Foods are cooked on hot stones in a hole in the ground while it is covered in plants, clothes, and Carapace of tortoise. Umu is still commonly practiced throughout Tuvalu today.


Fiji food
Hindu beliefs and culture have played an influential role in the evolution of Fijian cuisine. Puri is traditional Indian bread popular in Fiji, and enjoyed as a local snack. Here I post “Chicken Puri” which consists pureed beans and curried chicken inside.


Cook food
No Cook meal is complete without the plenty of fruits. Paw paw (papaya), raparapa (star fruit) and Banana are popular.

Koko araisa

Samoa food
The word “Koko araisa” refers to “Cocoa rice” in Samoan language. Although Samoan cuisine shares the same roots with cuisines of other Oceanian countries, Cacao based rice dish would be strange except Samoa. Koko araisa is usually enjoyed for a breakfast.

Fish and Chips

Australia food
The Fish and Chips became so common that it came to be considered the core of the national cuisine in Australia. The best recipe goes with crispy golden batter. it is frequently served with lemon wedges and malt vinegar.


Tonga food
Pigs, called Puaka in Tongan language (one of polynesian family), is not only livestocks nor foodstuffs. Pigs are ‘the culture’ for Tongans. Food even for human must be stored for feeding to pigs. On special occasions, such as weddings, funerals and feasts, pigs will be killed and cooked for abundant numbers of dishes. Therefore, pork meat is unusual item at the supermarket unlike Western countries, China or Japan.


American Samoa food
Vaisalo is a cold coconut porridge and one of the best-known bevrage in American Samoa, as well as in Western Samoa. It is traditionally prepared with coconut juice, coconut cream and coconut jelly. Now Sago(cassava starch) is also used, instead jelly.

Koko Samoa

Samoa food
‘Koko samoa’, literaly means ‘Cocoa Samoa’, is luscious national beverage which contains grated cacao and sugar mixed with hot water. People in Samoa themselves prepare it at home.

Talo, Pua’a

Samoa food
Talo (Taro in English) is a major nation’s crop which is used for main staple in Samoa. Pig is the best known livestock as pork meat can be described as a most popular meat in Samoa. The name is Pua’a (not Puah), say ‘a’ twice.


Wallis and Futuna food
In Wallis and Futuna, fish(globally called ‘Ika’ in polynesian countries) is used heavily in various dishes. Sometimes dressed up with French cooking way, and sometimes eaten in polynesian traditional style. Pict is a grilled fish cooked by the latter way.


Wine in Australia is both very popular and plentiful. The vineyards of Australia are mainly in the south east reginos, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, in spite of their huge and wide continent. I enjoyed Tasmanian fine wine as well.