We hosted a Christmas party on Friday with a traditional Fijian lovo. The weather held up, and we had a good time gathering outside, seated on mats, as is customary in Fijian get-togethers. We had a saqa (Fijian term for trevally) delivered in the morning for the lovo. It was beautiful.
Ji's is a popular spot, known for it's hand-pulled noodles. You can watch a guy in the kitchen working the dough by hand. We went to the one in downtown Suva yesterday, and I was very happy with what I ordered for lunch: cold sesame noodles. The food came out quickly, and the dish was… Continue reading Ji’s Hand-Pulled Noodles, Suva, Fiji
We have a waffle maker, and it often sits, unacknowledged, on a shelf in one of our kitchen cabinets. From time to time, I remember that it exists, and I dust it off. It's a good machine that's easy to use, and it makes one waffle in less than 5 min. I felt inspired last… Continue reading Waffles
The food truck industry is nascent in Fiji. There are only a handful. One of them is called "That Food Box," and it parks along the Suva seawall on the weekends. The owner also has a couple other food trucks. We stopped by That Food Box last Sunday to show our support for the local… Continue reading Fiji Food Truck: That Food Box
This isn't your typical butter chicken. Butter chicken is usually swimming in butter and cream. This is a Fijian butter chicken. What makes it Fijian? It incorporates chicken lovo. Lovo is a traditional Fijian cooking technique that involves steam-smoking food in an earthen oven. Our gardener did a lovo for us this past weekend, and… Continue reading Fijian Butter Chicken