Asian Food Primer: Polynesia Food

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
by David Johnson

The thousands of islands sprinkled through the South Pacific that comprise Polynesia have their own local cooking traditions, but they all make use of plentiful seafood and fruit. Hawaiian cooking is the best known example of Polynesian cuisine in the United States.

Common ingredients:


seafood, pork, chicken, nuts, tropical fruits

Popular dishes:

hearts of palm; breadfruit; roasted fish; roasted kukui nuts

More Information:

Asian Foods Guide

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