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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.