Friday, July 16, 2010

Umu Niuean Style


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In a umu, there are different kinds of foods that go in to the pit. Vegetables like kumara, potatoes and taro are cut up in to chunks, and wrapped up in to coconut leaves.

4 comments:

S McPherson said...

When I visited New Zealand I attend a cultural ceremony outside Rotorua where the food was prepared in a pit. It was delicious. Was that a Umu?

Robet said...

Wow yummy solid art

Chanel said...

Hea Selina,
I like how you through in all sorts
of differnt kinds of foods in your pit it looks really"COOL"

Mrs Lagitupu said...

Hi Selina

I'm so happy that I stumbled upon your post. I love this post of yours. There's nothing like eating food cooked in an umu Niuean style, especially if you're a Niuean like me! Today I had some 'takihi' that had been cooked in an umu. Its a dish made from sliced taro, layered with pawpaw and then covered in coconut cream....YUM!

Mrs Lagitupu