Malhana Cloud Kitchen

Local heroes: Malhana Cloud Kitchen

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By Rajan Sami Lot 1 Koronivia Road is not, as one might expect, where Koronivia Road starts but rather, a good three kilometres inland off the Kings Highway, past acres of farmland and homes in nearly every shade of the rainbow. It’s where you will find offices for Waste Recyclers Fiji and Pacific Recycling Foundation, […]

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Vavavi’s Soul Food

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By Kite Pareti Editor’s note: Vavavi has moved location since this article, but still offers a rich local food experience. It is a bright Saturday morning, and I am heading out of Nadi to learn how to make some delicious local food. Lovo is a traditional cooking method, practiced for centuries in Fiji and across […]

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Veggie Restaurant

Veggie restaurant: Sharing a love for vegetarian cuisine

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By Vittoria Pasca Originally from China, Xiao Lian (also known as Lucia) moved to Suva in 2017 and soon after, opened Veggie Restaurant in Flagstaff. She became vegetarian 14 years ago for religious reasons and since then, she has been very passionate about sharing her love for plant-based cuisine. In the beginning, Xiao was running […]

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VegFest Tofu

VegFest Fiji: Promoting health and delicious vegan options

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VegFest Fiji 2023 starts tonight, and at this year’s event you can learn how to make vinegar and kombucha, share brunch with your children, or go vegan at some of Suva’s most loved restaurants. This evening’s opening event, a dinner at Lami Novotel, is by invitation. But the rest of the program is open to […]

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Niu Grillz chef Sikipio Fihaki

A tour of Suva’s plant-based dining scene

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By Vittoria Pasca The plant-based dining scene has been steadily growing in Suva in the last few years, thanks to the opening of new vegetarian restaurants and eateries, and an increasing number of traditional restaurants adding tasty vegan-friendly dishes to their menu. Here are some options to check out. Health Veggie Restaurant  Equally popular among […]

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We Love Our Veggies

Fiji’s newest kids’ book on healthy living

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“Eating healthy can be a challenge these days because of readily available fast foods and processed products, available in shops and stores”, says Courtney Underwood-Dass.  “Whether it be going down to the market or growing things in your own backyard, I hope that our book teaches kids that eating healthy can be fun and worth […]

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tuna bites

‘Tuna Bites’ for food security

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Tuna, a vital “blue food,” could be the answer to the Pacific’s growing challenge of food security. In an effort to highlight the significance of tuna as a source of protein in Pacific diets, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) have organised the “Tuna Bites“ campaign, […]

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Pacifique Artisans Collective

Pacifique Artisans Collective

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The Pacifique Artisans Collective is Suva’s newest business incubator that “allows an equal playing field for emerging designers and accessory makers,” says Shakira Macdonald. It is located at the Suva Flea Market, a popular space for small businesses since 1995, which has recently undergone a facelift and upgrade. The PAC houses unique clothing lines such […]

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Pacific Island Food Revolution

Pacific Island Food Revolution Season 3 underway

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The third season of a popular South Pacific cooking show is set to be released in early 2023. With over 5 million weekly television viewers, Pacific Island Food Revolution is screened in 12 Pacific Island countries. PIFR chair and co-host Robert Oliver says production for Season 3 took three weeks, with five participating countries – […]

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Vegfest sold out

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The first VegFest dinner of 2022 prepared by Niu Grillz was a sold out event. Dish of the night for us; the generous chunk of pumpkin topped with creamy palusami. The Niu Grillz team soldiered on in difficult conditions (a blackout, dramatic thunderstorm) but managed to get the meals out in the end. Next time […]

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