Palusami is a baking dish from Samoa made with Talo leaves wrapped around coconut milk.
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.
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.
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.
‘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 (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.