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Niue Food and Drink

Many ceremonies and social events stem from the processing of food. One community ritual is based on the extraction of nu pia starch from arrowroot, which is used in traditional dishes and soups and often given as a gift. Another ritualised ceremony surrounds ti root, which is made into a sweet drink or eaten as a sweet with coconuts.

Specialities


• The luku fern is another indigenous plant used in Niuean cooking and is boiled, stir-fried or baked in an earth oven with coconut cream and chicken or corned beef.
• Other popular foods include shellfish, taro, kumara, coconuts, pawpaw, bananas, tomatoes, capsicum and many varieties of yam.

Things to know

Restaurants do not have service charge or tax.

Tipping

Not encouraged.