Asian Food Primer: Fijian Food

by David Johnson

The South Pacific Island of Fiji is home to people with Melanesian and Polynesian roots, today known as ethnic Fijians, and well as a large Indian population, who arrived to work on the British sugar cane plantations. Ethnic Fijian cuisine favors pork and fish, cooked whole. Often meat is wrapped in leaves and steamed

Common ingredients:

Watermelons

pork, chicken, seafood (especially shrimp, turtles, sea urchins, snails, clams), rice, coconut, bananas, watermelons, pineapples, taro, yams, corn

Popular dishes:

steamed fish with sweet potatoes

More Information:

Map of Fiji
  • Infoplease Atlas: Fiji
  • Country Profile: Fiji

Asian Foods Guide


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