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Pacific Island food?

My husband comes from the Island of Palau and I want to do something special and make him some "the good food" from his island...can you help me out! give me some ideas! Thanks

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Kangkun Bread (kangkong)


    1-1/4 cup lukewarm water

    2 tablespoon olive oil

    11 ounces kangkun (water spinach) shredded very fine.

    3 cups bread flour

    3 teaspoons yeast

    1 teaspoon salt

    4 ounces feta cheese

    2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

    1 Tablespoon garlic powder


    Mix water with olive oil and kangkun.

    Add flour, yeast, crumbled feta cheese, salt and seasoning and knead for 5 minutes to a very soft dough. If the dough is sticky add flour.

    Cover the dough and let it rise for an hour and a half in a warm place.

    Pat the dough and knead again. Shape into one big loaf or into four small mini loafs. Cover and let it rise for an hour to an hour and a half.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. For thicker, crust spray water on the bread before baking.


    The main ingredients of pihlohlo and chelsekl el diokang are

    cassava and tapioca. Cassava is a plant grown in the tropics

    for its fleshy, edible rootstock, which yields nutritious starch.

    Tapioca is a granular preparation of cassava starch.

    Pihlohlo (from Pohnpei)


    • cassava/tapioca

    • ripe banana

    • coconut milk

    • sugar (optional)

    • banana leaves


    Extract and grate cassava/tapioca starch and meat and place

    in separate containers. Mash up banana, using 1/4 of the

    grated tapioca. Mix enough coconut milk with the tapioca

    starch to dilute it. Combine these mixtures and add sugar to

    taste. Warm the banana leaves until they are glistening and

    soft and arrange them in a baking pan. Pour the mix onto the

    banana leaves and cover the top with more banana leaves to

    protect it from burning. Cook in the oven or uhmw at roughly

    375 degrees for about an hour, then lower heat to slowly cook

    until well done. Cool, eat, and enjoy!

    Chelsekl El Diokang (from Palau)


    • vegetable oil

    • cooked tapioca

    • sugar


    Pour enough vegetable oil to fry an egg into an ovenproof pan. Add the cooked tapioca and sprinkle it with sugar to taste. Stir the tapioca with the sugar until the sugar melts; cool, eat, and enjoy!


    Papaya Chicken and Coconut Milk


    8 chicken skinless, boneless breast halves, cut into ¾-inch cubes

    1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced

    1¾ cups coconut milk (canned, bottled, or fresh)

    1 onion, chopped

    ¼ cup olive oil


    In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and cook chicken cubes over high heat until they are almost cooked (about 5 minutes).

    Add the chopped onion and cook until the onion becomes clear, about 5 minutes.

    Add the papaya slices and cook for 5 more minutes.

    Remove mixture from heat and add the coconut milk.

    Serves 4.

  • 4 years ago

    i might particularly decide for Italy fairly by way of reality that's colder. The Pacific Islands are sooo freakin' heat! and additionally i'm terrified of like Tsunamis and stuff. The island that my Dad's from have been given flooded from a mini tsunami and my Grandma develop into caught in her residing domicile for a pair of days :S

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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