Jing Fang mapo tofu
Adventure, Food

Jing Fang Restaurant, Suva, Fiji

A review of a Chinese restaurant in Suva's Garden City plaza.

Cyclone Yasa Fiji
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Cyclone Yasa

Cyclone Yasa moved through Fiji last week. It was billed to be a Category 5 storm, but we were lucky in Suva--Yasa's effects were minimal. Vanua Levu, Fiji's second largest island, got the brunt of the storm. I covered the storm the day it hit Suva, shooting video and photos and talking to people preparing… Continue reading Cyclone Yasa

Ji's hand pulled noodles Suva cold sesame noodles
Adventure, Food

Ji’s Hand-Pulled Noodles, Suva, Fiji

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

Annual Puja and Firewalking Ceremony Suva Fiji
Adventure, photography, Video

Video: Annual Firewalking Ceremony in Suva

The annual Puja and Firewalking Ceremony at the Howell Road Sangam Hindu Temple in Suva took place on September 27 this year. This tradition dates back about a century in Fiji. It's quite a show. The puja involves 10 days of fasting by devotees. They pierce their faces, paint themselves with markings, and walk from… Continue reading Video: Annual Firewalking Ceremony in Suva

lobsters Fiji
Food

Seafood Boil

We went to the Suva municipal market downtown this past weekend. We hadn't been in a while, and we wanted to pick up produce and try the local lobster. The lobsters we chose were beautiful. They had blue-green shells with black and white bands and patterns and a blush of pink in the antennae. We… Continue reading Seafood Boil