Papua New Guinea: Papuan Food Recap
Food in Papua New Guinea is mostly what is served at lodges and is just a standard western fare (or an attempt at it) – that is boring, bland, and often rather bad. The solution was to ask the chefs if they could prepare authentic local dishes if I went shopping to the local market and stocked up on vegis (at 0.35 cents a kilo for most of the local produce you can sample quite a lot). So that’s how I got to eat sweat potatoes, taro root, edible ferns, plantains, bread tree leaves, super fresh ginger, sugar fruit, and raw but slightly roasted peanuts. One betel nut came along as well. Add in a Papuan-style sea bass as a bonus from the chef for trying truly local foods.