Armed with a massive knife, some Island know how- and his Grandmothers recipe, Proud Niuean Shimpal Lelisi attempts to recreate his favourite Island dish- Takihi, from scratch.
But there an ‘t no pack ‘n’ save on the Rock- so using a Dash of Bear Grill’s survival skills and a pinch of Jamie Oliver’s flare- Shimpal scours the Island, digs in the Taro Fields, ignites the Umu and cracks the Niu, all in a back breaking effort to recreate the taste of his childhood.
So what is Takihi? Well it’s not quite a savoury dish or a desert either- it floats in the space reserved for food that can’t be defined- it just is. Join Shim on his journey and then have your own- download the recipe PDF and sample this coconutty, fruity, starchy goodness for yourself. Sweat band optional!