May 08, 2007

Marley's first birthday

On the weekend we went to Jpeg's cousin's son's first birthday party. And in true Rotuman island style it was a BBQ with a whole big bunch of family and friends and lots of food. We got to watch 20 kids try to whack the crap out of the hardest pinata we have ever seen haha. There's something so enjoyable about watching kids hyped up on lollies and soft drink and giving them a big stick and yelling at them to HIT IT HARDER...especially when they're not your kids and you don't have to take them home. haha.

This is the birthday boy, Marley wearing a traditional 'te-fui' necklace lei ...with his mum and dad. I think he was abit overwhelmed by all the attention.

These are the snags on the barbie...

...and this is the can of cow on the barbie.

I wasn't joking - it's a can of CORNED BEEF. And that's how they cook it - on the barbie in the can. If they were using the traditional underground oven (lovo) they just shove the can ontop of the hot ashes. I think it's just to warm up the fat so that it's not solidified when they open the can up.

That's my culinary tip for all you folks for this week! hehe.

Personally i can't stand canned corned beef. I dont mind the silverside variety, but just not the shredded beef bits, it just reminds me too much of dog food! But Jpeg LOVES it and apparently all 'true' pacific islanders love it too!



Anonymous frangipaddle said...

goodness that is MASSIVE!
Yep, most 'nesians love it! Esp. after a big night out, it's fried with onions and eaten with bread !!
- honest !

8:48 am  

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