Cycle 5 – Item 278
10 (Fri) October 2014
Local Lunch Again!
at Taro & Kari Restaurant
(Department of Education)
-Hohola North, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea-
with NDOH staff
Mission to Papua New Guinea (Day 8)
- Day 1 (5.271 Beef Caldereta)
- Day 2 (5.272 Char Koay Teow)
- Day 3 (5.273 Beefs Burger)
- Day 4 (5.274 Steak & Chips)
- Day 5 (5.275 Tofu with Vegetables in Clay Pot)
- Day 6 (5.276 Tuna Sashimi)
- Day 7 (5.277 Local Lunch!)
- Day 8 (5.278 Local Lunch Again!)
In Port Moresby. Here to provide technical/legal support to the National Department of Health in updating their tobacco legislation, which hasn’t been touched since 1987 – nice work if you can get it. Unfortunately, the food was rather a wash, as anticipated, due to factors beyond my control.
Taro & Kari is a Papua New Guinean restaurant. More of a canteen for government employees rather than a commercial enterprise, though it is open to the public. Traditional root vegetables and meats, modernized with a variety of sauces and prepared by various techniques.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s lunch, perhaps encouraged by my brimming enthusiasm – one of them remarked that he had never in his life met anyone who talked about food so much – colleagues from NDOH took me out to lunch.
The food was quite good. Infinitely better than the austere spread yesterday. I ordered a grilled chicken quarter in gravy, deep-fried taro, seasoned greens, minced lamb wrapped in some kind of leaf, and stir-fried (Chinese) noodles. Well-balanced, contrasting tastes and textures. I don’t see why hotel restaurants don’t offer stuff like it. In any case, I was so giddy to go so fully native. What a perfect ending to a most fulfilling mission.
(See also IN FLIGHT)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA)