Samoan Food Everyone Should Try


As a little girl, I always looked forward to the holidays when my family would make all different kinds of Samoan food. Now that I’m older, I wanna share all this yummy cuisine with the world! So here are my favorite Samoan dishes:

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Kalo


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Kalo is a staple in Samoa. Called taro in English, it’s a starchy root vegetable. It’s usually boiled until tender, then smothered in coconut milk with chopped onions.

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And finally, pua’a


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Pua’a translates to pig in English, but this meal is special because of the way it’s cooked. The pig is roasted on an umu, which is basically a Samoan oven. It’s made by lighting a fire underneath a bed of volcanic rocks and covering the food with banana leaves. This gives the pig a delicious smoky flavor. Yum!

What’s your favorite Samoan food? Let me know in the comments below!

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