TONGAN / NATIONAL TONGAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY
Lu Pulu Chicken Chop Suey Tunu Pulu (Teryaki Beef) Kumala (Sweet Potatoes) Mussels cooked in coconut milk Faikakai (dessert dumpling with coconut sauce) OTAI (traditional fruit drink with real mangoes, pineapple, coconut, watermelon)
Tongan cuisine is a very rich one having been influenced by international tastes. The staples of Tongan foods are pork, chicken, beef, and fish to name a few popular meats; coconut milk; taro leaves; and the various starches such as yams, taro, sweet potatoes, and tapioca. Traditional food is cooked in an underground oven called umu, unless of course it is the most popular spit-roasted succulent pig.