Umukuka | The Cooking Place (Kitchen)

Food is one of our most favourite things about Samoan culture. Join us in the kitchen as we explore some iconic Samoan dishes.

How do you like your… povi masima?

How do you like your… povi masima?

I grew up in Hawaii, and like a lot of us raised outside of Samoa, my siblings and I were exposed to a wide variety of culinary delights (which sadly included big macs and pop tarts) and we never fully developed a taste for Samoan food. I say 'never fully' because I...

How do you like your Koko Alaisa (Samoan cocoa rice)?

How do you like your Koko Alaisa (Samoan cocoa rice)?

Koko alaisa is yummy anywhere, anytime, but I love it most on cold New Zealand winter nights. A hot, sweet mug of deep, dark Samoan cocoa, mouthfuls of fat rice grains, a speckling of undissolved coconut cream, and pegu - little, nutty koko fibres - to crunch on at...

Village One Samoana

Were you once a One Samoana ‘Native’? If you were a member of the One Samoana social network (which ran from 2008 – 2012), then a you may recognize some of these Native-written blogs from a heartbeat and a lifetime ago.

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