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New Caledonia Food and Drink

The choice of eating places and food on New Caledonia is excellent; costs vary from moderate to expensive. In Nouméa, choose from street stalls serving local cuisine to gourmet restaurants and bistros serving up an international feast - African, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian and Spanish cooking can all be found here. Eating out in other areas such is generally confined to hotel restaurants and snack bars.


• Pacific spiny lobsters, prawns, crabs.
• Mangrove oysters.
• Salads of raw fish marinated in lime juice.
Bougna (fish or chicken wrapped in banana leaves and cooked on hot stones covered with sand).


There is no tipping.

Regional drinks

There is a good selection of French wine available.

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