Foods of Micronesia
Tapioca leaf cover
Regina presents, Glenn looks on. The food was made by Nagsia who was unable to attend
Pohnpeian karat (uht) prain, a high vitamin A banana fried as snack food
Rensile presents the uht prain, Jaynard writes on the board
Maare from Woleiai, Yap. Fermented breadfruit in Cordyline fruticosa wrapper, the binding cord is pandanus. The maare is actually from Woleiai, then locally prepared. A real treat.
The outer island Yapese group also brought tapioca, called tiyogang
Fermented breadfruit, an all too rare treat these days
Heather, Alexander, and Jelory
Pingalapese wis seipwok
Sonya presents wis seipwok
AJ Ilai provided moral support
Pohnpeian uht kewepwur nan piahia
Aimina explains that "kewepwur" refers to the banana being rolled in milk
Pohnpeian uht demwdemw
Junida explains that demwdemw refers to the process of rolling the ground banana between one's hands to obtain the shape. This is a food that a presenter once noted as having other potential connotations in some villages, primarily due to the rolling action used to produce the food.
Junida demonstrates how the ground banana solution is held in a banana leaf mold.
Kosraean ainpot uht, Pingalapese wis seipwok. Iron pot banana.
Suzanne described the production of the dish including the use of ahpwed bananas. The result is not the type of ainpot usr I am accustomed too, but a much more flavorful and textured dish. I learned later than this is a specialty of Suzanne's mother and is apparently a unique recipe within that family.
A close up of the pandanus lacing on the Woleaian maare