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The cuisine of French-Polynesia

The foods of French-Polynesia
Tahitian food is a fairly balanced melange of French, Chinese and Polynesian influence.
Ma’a Tahiti, traditional Tahitian food, is a mix of starchy taro and uru (breadfruit), raw or cooked fish, fatty pork, coconut milk and a few scattered vegetables.
Tuna, bonito, wahoo, swordfish and mahi mahi – dorado) and lagoon fish (parrotfish, jackfish and squirrelfish) feature prominently in traditional cuisine. Poisson cru (raw fish in coconut milk) is the most popular local dish, though fish is also served grilled, fried or poached.
French Polynesia is dripping with tropical fruit, including mango, grapefruit, lime, watermelon, pineapple and banana. Pamplemousse (grapefruit) is the large, sweet, Southeast Asian variety. Another Southeast Asian introduction, is a red spiny-skinned cousin of the lychee.The
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The style of cooking is influenced by:
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