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.