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Asian Food Primer: Fijian Food

by David Johnson

Asian Foods Guide

Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.

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The South Pacific Island of Fiji is home to people with Melanesian and Polynesian roots, today known as ethnic Fijians, and well as a large Indian population, who arrived to work on the British sugar cane plantations. Ethnic Fijian cuisine favors pork and fish, cooked whole. Often meat is wrapped in leaves and steamed

Common ingredients:


pork, chicken, seafood (especially shrimp, turtles, sea urchins, snails, clams), rice, coconut, bananas, watermelons, pineapples, taro, yams, corn

Popular dishes:

steamed fish with sweet potatoes

More Information:

  • Infoplease Atlas: Fiji
  • Country Profile: Fiji
Map of Fiji

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