Ous Treat Fiji kimchi pickled daikon chiles marinading in oil
Food

A Sampling of Ou’s Treat: Chinese Food in Fiji

After the pandemic hit Fiji, hubby and I noticed a proliferation of locally produced food products by small business owners. It was heartening to see people being so resourceful, and we happily support these small indie producers when we see products that interest us. One new product we saw on the shelves of our neighborhood… Continue reading A Sampling of Ou’s Treat: Chinese Food in Fiji

COVID Fiji
essay, photography

My AP Story: Virus outbreak in Fiji batters economy, tests health system

Fiji was able to remain a COVID-contained country--until this April, when the outbreak really hit. COVID cases continue to rise daily, and the effect has been hard on Fiji's heavily tourism-based economy. Read my AP story and see my photo essay here. Shout out to The Washington Post, which ran my story in its Business… Continue reading My AP Story: Virus outbreak in Fiji batters economy, tests health system

Pizza Lab Suva Fiji
Food

Food Truck: Pizza Lab

Undaunted by the latest lockdowns and curfews in Suva, a new food truck has opened for business by a gas station on Ratu Mara Road. Now, you might be saying to yourself: A food truck by a gas station...can it be any good?! Yes. Yes, it can. Pizza Lab is owned by the owners of… Continue reading Food Truck: Pizza Lab

Adventure, Art

Closeup: Fijian War Clubs

We explored the RoC Market this past Sunday. The market is a popular event held in downtown Suva every third Sunday of the month. It features local small businesses selling artisinal goods, plants and food. One of the booths we stopped at belonged to Fijian artist Alifereti Malai. We were struck by his beautiful artworks… Continue reading Closeup: Fijian War Clubs