How to Prepare Healthy
While You are Outing with a Family in Port Vila?
need to prepare a healthy meal on holidays
As the capital and largest city in Vanuatu, Port Vila has many outdoor sites where you can
enjoy your holiday while traveling alone or with family. Its tropical climate, great beaches and outdoor places are
ideal for a family fun time on your holiday in Port Vila. One of the first
questions most people would ask is where to eat while enjoying great outdoors. An obvious answer is to go about
preparing your own healthy meals at home, to take with you and enjoy your picnic at the beach, park or some other
This is made easy in Port Vila, where you can visit Port Vila market,
where fresh food is readily available in large varieties. Some of the fresh fruit, vegies and meats that you can
find on markets in Port Vila include: yams, taro, bananas, sugarcane, tropical nuts, greens, port, poultry,
seafood, sweet potatoes, mangoes, beans, rice, pumpkins and so on. Everything you need to prepare healthy meals can
be found here.
|Going on a picnic or to the beach in Port Vila is an
to prepare a healthy meal for your family outing and enjoy your
As an island country, there's plenty of fish available in Vanuatu, mostly fresh
• In fish dishes, the common varieties of fish are used, such as in raw fish
• This is prepared to one’s preference
and vegetables, with slightly cooked fish slices or chunks added to it. It’s as versatile as it can be. Eat it
as a salad or use for sandwiches, which is perfect for your family's beach outing. Garnish with lime juice and
coconut milk for better taste and improved flavour.
Laplap is Vanuatu's national dish, which is a root
vegetable cake, wrapped in large banana leaves.
• Lap lap is a filling meal, prepared
with yam and taro roots.
• Grind yam or taro roots into a
• Place the mixture on spinach and then
leave it to soak in coconut milk
• Slice pieces of pork, chicken or fish
on them and heat the complete mixture on a grill or oven. Then pack well and you can all enjoy the meal later
• This is one of the tastiest meals you
can prepare when going out and it is basically steamed yams and grilled or baked meat it can also be enjoyed
with tinned fish.
• The secret to making Bougna dish is to pay attention to detail and accurately use spices of your choice to
flavor and color the meal.
Desserts in the Port Vilan
• Quick cook cabbage with coconut milk
and in this the cabbages are steamed then soaked in coconut milk.
• Another is the Allot.
It’s a vegetable dish made from boiled or roasted taro roots, banana or bread fruit mixed in coconut
• Bananas and other tropical fruits are
often served with caramel and whipped cream as a dessert and can be frozen at home to be enjoyed later in place
of commercially made ice creams.
|Unless you are a local, it's best to drink bottled
while holidaying in Port Vila, to avoid potential health hazzards
water bottles are available at the town's supermarkets.
Water in Port
It is important to note that even if Port
Vila area has clean water to drink, there are places where water is
not safe to drink. Therefore prepare homemade fruit juices or while outdoor drink bottled water and avoid ice cubes
and other raw foods from street vendor as it could cause you some serious diarrhea.