FOOD IN THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI
Cook Tahitian meals at home! Raw Fish with coconut milk (Poisson cru) – Recipe from Sebastien Prevel – Executive sous Chef at Le Meridien Bora Bora.
It's no question that Tahiti's "Mana" has embraced the hearts of travellers worldwide. Mana is the lifeforce and spirit of Polynesians. It is a single word that evokes the people, culture and lifestyle of Tahiti, and it's what makes people come back over and over to Tahiti.
Along with the new year comes fresh resolutions and bucket lists. If Tahiti is in your bucket list to visit this year, I can't blame you. "Mana" , the Tahitian life force and spirit connecting all living things, is also the same element that has charmed thousands of visitors (myself included).
They say that you have to taste a culture in order to understand it. Fortunately for me, Tahiti's food offers a lot of active participation and experience rather than just the usual sit-down-and-eat type of meal. I recently visited The Islands of Tahiti (Papeete and Moorea) and sampled a lot of Tahitian food.
Ever wondered what the eff you can eat on The Islands of Tahiti? Wonder no more! From fancy French fare to bitchin' street food and something to suit all budgets, Tahiti has proven that it's not just a feast for the eyes. Check out my top vegan eats during my travels to Tahiti + Moorea with the Townske + Tahiti Tourisme team flying with Air Tahiti Nui!
There's no denying that eating is dope (especially on holidays) but sometimes it's fun to delve a little deeper and see how the grub gets to your plate. Mana is the life-force and spirit of Polynesia - encapsulating the people, lifestyle and culture of Tahiti and her people, something that is clearly exhibited by the passion Tahitians have for food and fresh produce.