French Polynesia

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2021 Edition – Bonus Region!

We couldn’t resist adding one more destination to our 2021 Passport to Flavor Tour. Join us as we explore the flavors of Australia, Fiji and French Polynesia.

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Flavors from Australia

Australia is home to a diverse group of people, which is reflected in their food culture. You’ll find influences from Europe, Asia and the Middle East throughout the continent.

One of the most popular food trends of the year is avocado toast. While you’ll find this popular treat all over US Menus, it’s said to have originated in Sydney Australia.

Another iconic dish native to Australia is the lamington, a decadent sponge cake, coated in chocolate and rolled in dessicated coconut. We’ve amped up the flavor by pairing it with the tart and tangy flavor of blackberry.

Avocado Smash Toast

Known by Australians as “Smash Avo Toast”, sourdough bread is topped with mashed avocado, seasonings, watermelon radish, and mango cubes.

Blackberry Lamington

An Australian staple for afternoon teas, this cake is layered with blackberry jam and covered in crunchy coconut.

Mango Dagwood Dog

Consisting of a hot dog on a stick, deep-fried in hot oil, the Dagwood Dog is a popular Australian festival treat, and it’s served with a curried Mango Ketchup.

Pineapple Sour Barley Water

Barley Water has been around for centuries and has been used as a healing refreshment. This beverage gets a flavor boost with DOLE Pineapple Sour Mix and pineapple chunks, for garnish.

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Flavors from Fiji

When in the islands, Fijians feast on the freshest seafood, and bask in the warm tropics that are home to some of the most nutrient-rich produce. The Oceanic climate is generally hot and humid year-round, allowing for one of the region’s most loved products—coconut—to easily be grown.

In Fiji, coconut, fish, rice, taro, sweet potatoes, cassava, and breadfruit are the main components in local Fijian dishes, including Kokoda. Made with fresh, raw fish that is marinated in a combination of coconut milk and citrus juices, Kokoda is a Fijian treat that you’ll often see served in a coconut shell.

Pineapple Kokoda

Fiji’s national dish is Kokoda and you can find it anywhere on the islands. This dish is created by combining Mahi Mahi with tomatoes, red onions, peppers, mango, pineapple, and papaya.

Fiji Bowl

The colors and large variety of fruits on the islands of Fiji are what makes this Smoothie Bowl so delectable. A brilliant combination of dragon fruit, coconut milk, pineapple juice, bananas, mangoes, pineapples and kiwis - topped with toasted coconut, granola, and honey.

Fijian Avocado Salad

Nutritious and light, this Fijian dish is made with diced avocado, tomatoes, red onions and mango chunks.

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Skewers of coconut shrimp and pineapple coated in a seasoned lime juice and coconut milk marinade, and grilled until lightly charred.


Flavors of French-Polynesia

The islands of Tahiti, now officially known as French Polynesia, inherited a rich and vibrant culture from their ancestors. An array of fresh seafood, organic vegetables, and tropical fruits are readily available throughout the islands. Unique to this region is a method of cooking that involves an underground oven, which uses hot stones as a heat source. The ingredients are first wrapped in banana leaves and then placed inside the oven to cook. A few hours later, it’s time to feast.

French Polynesia is also home to countless species of fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and sea turtles, and benefits greatly from beautiful weather all year round. Fresh ingredients combined with a blend of Asian and French flavors from the islands, creates for some truly exotic and tasty dishes.

Pineapple Chicken FaFa Casse-Croute

A Polynesian sandwich on a French-style baguette stuffed with a blend of cubed chicken thighs, spinach, spices, and pineapple and served alongside taro chips.

Pineapple Poulet fafa

Poulet fafa is most commonly used in pit barbecues. Chicken, potato, garlic, ginger, and onion are sauteed in a pan, then pineapple and spinach are added to create this traditional Tahitian dish.

Tahitian Coconut Vanilla Shrimp and Pineapple

The French Polynesian Islands are surrounded by water with an abundance of fresh fish available. This island dish features shrimp cooked in coconut milk, heavy cream and vanilla bean, mixed with pineapple and spinach until coated.

Banana Po'e

A recipe of Paumotu origin, this traditional Tahiti treat is a flavorful yet simple dish to make. Ripe bananas mixed with vanilla, brown sugar, coconut oil, and pineapple cubes.

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