Pacific people love their desserts, so you’ll find authentic options in each village.
Just as cream is the staple for many European desserts, so is coconut cream to the people of the Pacific. Bananas, pineapples and sugar cane are also key ingredients of many true Pacific treats. Thousands of desserts are expected to be eaten over the two days of Pasifika, all averaging around $5 to $10.
Pasifika Festival’s watermelon and ice cream combination has become a famous treat – delicious and refreshing.
Enjoy half a watermelon, or pineapple, filled with ice cream and other toppings. This signature dish will be available across multiple villages, including the Tonga and Samoa villages and Pan-Pacific areas.
Check out these other sweet treats:
- Coconut bread and banana bread from Niue
- Fijians love vakalolo – cassava and caramel sauce – and lote – cassava and coconut cream
- Treats in Samoa include faausi – taro/pumpkin cooked with coconut cream and burnt sugar and sua fa'i – banana with sago
- Tuvalu dessert – funafuna (doughnut) with jam inside
- Tonga – vai siane – ripe banana boiled in coconut cream
- Faikakai – tapioca (cassava) grated, baked and served with cream, from Tonga
- Topaz – boiled flour flavoured with grated dry coconut, from Niue