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Samoa Food and Drink

Among the local specialities are dishes cooked in the traditional Samoan oven, umu. A variety of Chinese food is also available in a few places and there are several snack and light meal restaurants in Apia serving fast food and other Western food.


• Fresh seafood, including octopus and tuna.
• Roast suckling pig.
Palusami (young taro leaves baked in coconut cream).
Oka (raw fish in coconut cream).
• Tropical fruit.

Things to know

Alcohol may not be purchased on Sundays except by hotel residents and their guests.


Not customary.

Regional drinks

Kava is the national drink (see also the American Samoa and Fiji sections).

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