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Tahiti: Recipes and Cuisine

Tahitian lagoon

Image by Mayumi Ishikawa

The food and cooking of Tahiti is typical Pacific Island cuisine. Pork roasted in a firepit (ahima'a) is a highlight. Fresh fish and seafood are the base for many tasty dishes. Taro root, cassava and rice are staple starches. Taro leaves, bananas and breadfruit are all used as vegetables. Coconut cream enriches dishes, while lime juice gives food a tart punch.

Typical Tahitian Dishes

Tahitian Recipes

Try these recipes from Tahiti.


Bunch of bananas

(Tahitian fruit pudding)


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