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 ain‘t no Pak ‘n’ Cave on the Rock - so using a dash of Bear Grylls' 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!