One of my favourite things in the world is food and when it comes to Fijian food, it’s never a miss.
Granted, some of our iconic foods can be an acquired taste, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes one of the best things you’ll ever taste in your life.
Fijian breakfasts, on the other hand, are probably some of the best things since sliced bread and below is a list of the Top 5 Fijian breakfasts chosen by you.
Aaah the good old leftovers. This is especially great when it’s the morning after a big function and you’ve woken up too late to make anything else for breakfast. We need to be careful with leftovers, though, because if it was handled by a hand that was not wearing gloves the night before, then there is a high chance that the food has spoiled overnight.
4. Lolo Buns
Of course, we can’t leave lolo buns out of this list. I feel like lolo buns should be considered a national treasure. I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t liked or refused lolo buns and that in itself says a lot.
3. Panikeke Waicala
Probably one of the easiest things on the list to make and although it can sometimes be considered “boring”, if you mix in other ingredients to add flavour, you’ll end up having more than you were planning to have in the first place.
If you ever meet someone who doesn’t like babakau, please ask them why they hate life. I feel like babakau is the closest thing to beignets here in Fiji and to be honest, I don’t think beignets could ever match up to what babakau means to us.
1. White long loaf and Rewa Butter
I feel like this doesn’t need any explanations. It’s one of the most common breakfasts in Fiji, and even though it isn’t traditionally Fijian, it is something we all know and love.
Which one was your favourite? Do you have any other that you thought we missed out on? Let us know in the comments.