Asian Food Primer: Papua New Guinea Food
by David Johnson
Asian Foods Guide
Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.
The eastern half of New Guinea, Papua's cuisine differs between the coast, where seafood is plentiful, or the mountains. The food is often very different from that of neighboring Indonesian islands. Food preparations tend to be simple, with sauces.
pork, seafood, yams, pandanus nuts (in the mountains); sweet potatoes, vegetables, coconuts, sago (from the sago palm), spices
pork grilled over hot stones; boiled shrimp; grilled fish with pepper and onion