traditional tongan fare
Get up early and you’ll discover Tongan fishermen selling produce they have caught that night. The fresh Octopus, Mudcrabs, Coral Trout and Lobsters will be on your menu the same day.
Daily markets abound with fruit and vegetables that are sold by the growers and picked, plucked or dug up the same day they are sold. A warm climate, abundant rain and rich volcanic soil create a perfect environment for cultivation. Many Tongans manage their own small farms and grow vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, spinach, pumpkins, taro, tapioca and onions.
Traditional Tongan food usually includes various meats like chicken and pork, fish and shellfish. Tongan food is traditionally cooked in earth ovens called Umu and on special occasions and celebrations a pig is roasted over hot coals. Tongan food is how all food should be. Harvested fresh, cooked fresh and eaten fresh.
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Tongan owned, Tongan style, delicious Tongan taste. Local cuisine or continental dishes prepared by our proud chefs and friendly staff. Visit us now for the ultimate holiday experience, and enjoy beautiful fading sunsets and more before the meal is served. Try our ‘Ota ika (Polynesian Sashimi); fish wrapped in banana leaves; Lobster Mornay, kumala sweet More Info »
Located in Popua, Chef Zero offers a wide range of European-inspired cuisine at the best prices. Sione Tauaika and his wife run this cozy little restaurant specialising in fresh, exciting ingredients, cooked to perfection. Order mouth-watering steak with a wide choice of sauces or pork with apple sauce. They also serve fish cooked in a More Info »
An Italian restaurant with international flavours served with a friendly smile… Overlooking the lagoon, Lunarossa Restaurant has a warm and friendly atmosphere perfect for dining in with family and friends. With a passion to redesign Tongan seafood with Italian cuisine, the chef Marco invites you to come and try his specialties for yourself! Don’t’ forget More Info »
The name ‘Oholei comes from Oho, the Tongan word for food for a journey, and lei the Hawaiian word for necklace of flowers. You can easily find both on this lovely beach resort and Hina cave. Set among the caves and cliffs of the Lavengatonga beach on Tongatapu, ‘Oholei offers a variety of things to More Info »
A hidden gem overlooking the ocean, enjoy the restaurant’s warm service and cool breeze….. Cottage Breeze is a great choice for dinner or a private function with family and friends. The Cottage Breeze bar offers a selection of wine and cocktails. Cottage Breeze offers quality food at reasonable prices. You have the choice of indoor More Info »
Vakaloa Beach Resort is a small but grand resort featuring luxurious self-contained units, large and inviting indoor and outdoor areas, an on-site restaurant and bar, weekly buffet dinner and floorshow, and other special nights and attractions. Buffet dinner and floorshow Wednesday is our Aloha night buffet with Vakaloa entertainment. Friday is our Island night buffet with More Info »
You haven’t done the capital of Tonga unless you have experienced Billfish. A relaxed, waterfront bar and restaurant. The island feel entices you to sit back and enjoy a few drinks, cocktails or order up big from the menu. We specialise in burgers be sure to try the Jucy Lucy or choose from a steak, fish curry, Tongan More Info »
Momma Tuna’s Kitchen is a local restaurant that sells the best and fresh authentic Tongan dishes in Tonga from Monday to Saturday. It is an opportunity to taste a Tongan chicken with coconut milk, Lu Sipi (taro leaves with meat and coconut milk) and much more to offer. Mama Tuna has two locations one in Fasi More Info »
A family run resort like no other. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tonga, if not the World! Its a 6 ½ acre coral atoll surrounded by pristine white sand and beautiful clean clear water. Mounu is set and designed as an Eco Resort, so we have minimal impact on the environment. More Info »
Bellavista Cafe and Restaurant is situated in the heart of Neiafu in Vava’u, Tonga. A quaint cafe where Italy meets the magic of the South Pacific. Stop in for an espresso and stay for a diverse menu featuring fresh fish, pasta, Tongan-infused cuisine and more! Wi-Fi access is available as well as a beautiful view More Info »
‘Ovava is a restaurant unlike any other in Vava’u or maybe the South Pacific. Tastfully and thoughtfully decorated with an eclectic and imaginative menu and an unusual wine and beverage list. Payment options Credit Card (Mastercard/Visa) Cash Traveller’s Cheques Type of food Island food European Italian
Featuring cuisine from around the world with a South Pacific flair. From fine dining to burgers, sandwiches and pizza not forgetting amazing desserts and fully stocked bar. The laid back atmosphere and incredible views over the lagoon will have you coming back for more. Outside guests are more than welcome. Also offering one of the More Info »
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