Kentucky, Kenitaki

Tonga food
Even though Kentucky is not exist in Tonga, Tongan call fried chikens as “Kentucky” or “Kenitaki” in Tongan.

Mei

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.

Puaka

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.