Adventure, Food

Café Planet, Korotogo, Fiji

On a drive to Denarau, an island resort town in Fiji, we discovered Café Planet, located alongside Queens Road, one of Fiji's narrow highways. It's a cozy spot with both indoor and outdoor seating. The inside benefits from a refreshing breeze, and the patio area is large and surrounded by tropical greenery. On the drive… Continue reading Café Planet, Korotogo, Fiji


Restaurant: Maya Dhaba, Suva, Fiji

We mostly cook at home, but once in a while we'll go out to eat. Maya Dhaba is an Indian restaurant on our list, located in downtown Suva, Fiji. The space is big; maybe too big. It might serve the business better if they had a more intimate ambience with fewer tables. But when it… Continue reading Restaurant: Maya Dhaba, Suva, Fiji


Beef and Bean Tostada

Tostadas are fast becoming one of my favorite dishes. They're full of savory, deep-fried deliciousness. This version is topped with a ground beef and black bean mix. Ingredients: 4 tortillas 1/2 pack ground beef 1 small onion, sliced 1 can black beans, drained soy sauce to taste garlic powder to taste cumin to taste pepper… Continue reading Beef and Bean Tostada


Rotisserie Chicken Rice

Rotisserie chicken--what a great invention. It's ready cooked, full of flavor from the natural chicken juices, and available at many supermarkets. You can make it the main event, or toss it with other ingredients if you want to get creative. I mixed up chunks of rotisserie chicken with cooked red cargo rice and soy sauce,… Continue reading Rotisserie Chicken Rice


Sausage Fried Rice with Shrimp Chips

I discovered red cargo rice at our neighborhood supermarket some months ago. It's very nutritious, with high fiber content. Perfect for a fried rice dish. If you don't have red cargo rice available, any type of rice will do. I tossed beef sausages in with the rice, added some heat with chilies, and served with… Continue reading Sausage Fried Rice with Shrimp Chips