6.108 Kovu Ura


23 (Thu) April 2015

Kovu Ura


at Nadina

-Denarau Island, Nadi-

with colleagues

Nadina is a Fijian restaurant, located in Port Denarau on Denarau Island.

Personal Deviation + Mission to Nadi + Personal Deviation, Day 8 (see previously 6.106 Rourou Taster).

Arrived last Friday, here through tomorrow to attend a nutrition conference.

This is my second visit to Fiji (see most recently 5.180 Mahi Mahi with Snake Beans…).

Vonu Pure Lager — don’t recall seeing this last time; richer, hoppier in flavor than Fiji Bitter and Fiji Gold.

Kovu is a Fijian dish.  Consists of meat or seafood (e.g., shrimp = “uru”), marinated in coconut milk (“lolo”), along with spices (e.g., turmeric = “kari ni viti”) and aromatics (e.g., onion, ginger), wrapped in a banana leaf (“drau ni jaina”), steamed.

Personally, I found the ginger to be overwhelming, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it; the rourou was okay, though nowhere near as good as the one from Tu’s Place.


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