As an island country, there's plenty of fish available in Vanuatu, mostly fresh caught.
» In fish dishes, the common varieties of fish are used, such as in raw fish salad.
» This is prepared to one’s preference and vegetables, with slightly cooked fish slices or chunks added to it. It’s as versatile as it can be. Eat it as a salad or use for sandwiches, which is perfect for your family's beach outing. Garnish with lime juice and coconut milk for better taste and improved flavour.
Laplap is Vanuatu's national dish, which is a root vegetable cake, wrapped in large banana leaves.
» Lap lap is a filling meal, prepared with yam and taro roots.
» Grind yam or taro roots into a paste.
» Place the mixture on spinach and then leave it to soak in coconut milk
» Slice pieces of pork, chicken or fish on them and heat the complete mixture on a grill or oven. Then pack well and you can all enjoy the meal later on.
» This is one of the tastiest meals you can prepare when going out and it is basically steamed yams and grilled or baked meat it can also be enjoyed with tinned fish.
» The secret to making this is to pay attention to detail and accurately use spices of your choice to flavor and color the meal.
Desserts in the Port Vilan cuisines
» Quick cook cabbage with coconut milk and in this the cabbages are steamed then soaked in coconut milk.
» Another is the Allot. It’s a vegetable dish made from boiled or roasted taro roots, banana or bread fruit mixed in coconut milk.
» Bananas and other tropical fruits are often served with caramel and whipped cream as a dessert and can be frozen at home to be enjoyed later in place of commercially made ice creams.
Water in Port Vila
It is important to note that even if Port Vila area has clean water to drink, there are places where water is not safe to drink. Therefore prepare homemade fruit juices or while outdoor drink bottled water and avoid ice cubes and other raw foods from street vendor as it could cause you some serious diarrhea.
Site updated: 28. September 2019