Replies: 13 - Last Post: Dec 20, 2012 11:38 PM Last Post By: westwood
Dec 16, 2012 5:08 AM
Polynesian FoodIs that a popular cuisine outside of the US?
On a side note I've always wanted to stay at the Poly at WDW. It's on my bucket list. Anyone stay there? Was it worth the price?
Dec 16, 2012 6:52 AM
Dec 16, 2012 6:55 AM
2Or do you mean only Hawaiian food?
Never been to Hawaii,but in French Polynesia there didn't seem to be a lot of traditional dishes..rather more French cuisine,Chinese and pizza.......
I remember some kind of stewed meat with coconut,roast pig and some traditional desserts....
Dec 16, 2012 7:25 AM
3"Polynesian food," as found in most US places, doesn't really exist as a cuisine. It's a sort of fusion of Hawaiian and Chinese (mostly Cantonese), with assorted Pacific Island stuff thrown in. It can be pretty good, pretty awful, or just plain hokey.
Trader Vic's, the restaurant that really popularized this, still has outposts in Europe, Asia, & the middle East.
Dec 16, 2012 11:49 AM
4Interesting...I never knew that about Mai Tai's.
Luca, yeah, probably Hawaiin is what I'm used to. I like the Hawaiin cow at this place: http://thelokai.com/mainmenu.html
Dec 16, 2012 11:59 AM
Dec 16, 2012 3:26 PM
Dec 16, 2012 6:08 PM
7Spent a lot of time in Fiji & Tonga.
Fiji while being part of Melanesia shares a lot with it's Polynesian neighbours and the food is generally excellent-lots of Indian and some Chinese influence with helps to lighten the inevitable root crops & fish combos.
Tonga OTOH is a sad place to eat the stuff locals subsist on is dreadful and what's on offer for visitors only slightly better.
Why then are people so large?
Gargantuan portions beget similar sized diners-s'fact.
Dec 16, 2012 8:09 PM
8Depends on what you mean by 'Polynesian food'. There's a large Pacific Island population in the city I live in and therefore there is a lot of food, especially certain types of fruit eand vegetables available. There are some great dishes that I've eaten while travelling in the Pacific Islands. Kokoda is a particular favourite of mine (marinated fish salad).
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