Are you hungry? Would you like to join me for dinner at Castaway Island, Fiji? Sit back in
your chair on the beach, listen to the waves lapsing on the shore all around you, rub your feet in the warm sand, and indulge in a tasty Fijian meal created by Chef Lance Seeto at Castaway Island, Fiji.
Chicken and Ginger Herbal Broth
Infused with antioxidant-enriched Fijian ginger, with diabetes-fighting kerala bitter melon
Citrus-cured rock lobster, smoked octopus, and vasua giant clam, Kai freshwater clams, and salad of green papaya, dress with “Wai Tom” sea water and “Miti” coconut milk
Coconut Tea Consomme
Island grown green coconut water steeped with lemongrass
Tea-Smoked Chicken with Star Anise and Orange
Grated coconut rice, Fijian bush ferns, orange peel, turmeric and ginger compote
Tamarind Peking Duck with Green Jackfruit salad
90-day Lautoka-reared duck roasted with Indian spices, warm green jackfruit salad, tamarind and coconut relish
And the piece de resistance
Tropical Island Fruit Salad with Pumpkin Vakalolo
Showcase of tropical fruits macerated in spiced plum sugar, yuzu jelly, candied coconut toffee, passionfruit ice cream, honey and thyme mascarpone cream, and coconut-poached pumpkin
Chef Lance Seeto describes his experience in Fiji as “mind blowing”, “life changing”, and totally unexpected”. After only four days in Fiji, I understand his perspective.
“Since arriving on Castaway in early September 2009 I have been developing, testing and sampling the unique world-class foods available here in Fiji and we have developed what we believe to be a first for Fijian cuisine. We continually source the freshest produce and have developed our menus drawing on Mediterranean, Asian and Fijian influences to best showcase our Modern Fijian Cuisine. It is my strongest belief that as you travel so far to experience this wonderful destination, you should also experience and absorb the local cuisine and culture. A culinary adventure that adds to your overall holiday experience!” Lance Seeto