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
Try these recipes from Tahiti.
(Tahitian lime-marinated tuna)
(Tahitian chicken with taro leaves)
(Tahitian shrimp in coconut-vanilla sauce)