Menu: Kiribati

What is it about Wednesday’s? They’re such a transitional day. A day when the weekend is too far away. From both sides.

Listen, I want to tell you a secret. Although I like people, I’m rather shy. I don’t do a good job of being myself around new friends. Sometimes I trip and other times spill things on myself.  Sometimes it happens all at once.

Kiribati is a new friend. I’m trying hard not to trip. I hope you’ll understand if I take it slow. We’re getting our feet wet with two dishes in the hopes of dissuading any big messups. Still, I think you’ll like them. After all, Kiribati – all the way out in the great, big, wild ocean – is all about really simple food with big flavor. That’s something I can get behind.

What sounds good to you?*

Roasted Lobster Tails with Coconut Curry [Recipe]
Here’s the most ridiculous thing. Earlier on this Adventure, I vowed I would never  make lobster again. But I did. Thanks to Kiribati. True story. More on this tomorrow.

Sweet Coco Pumpkin with Pandan Leaves [Recipe]
I don’t believe in weird desserts. This is totally not weird. This is sweet, and pumpkiny, and pandany. And it’s regular fare in Kiribati. Get into it – this is pumpkin season. It’s time.

*All recipes and reviews will be up by Monday morning.


  1. Collette says

    I love pumpkin!!!! Sadly can’t afford lobster…. but can’t wait to see what you make!!!!

  2. annaclarice says

    I can’t wait for the lobster recipe. While its not in my everyday budget it is something I treat myself with occasionally. I look for the specials around the holidays (Valentines Day, New Year’s, etc) for the best prices.

    • aunty eileen says

      We had lobster last week. why? $3.99 per pound and they steamed it for us. never would I steam lobster in the house or want to be the one putting it in the boiling water. We bought two and ate one warm and the next day when eating the cold one out of the refrigerator… we decided we liked it cold better because it seemed to have better flavor and texture.

      • Sasha Martin says

        That’s crazy! I wish I lived near the ocean – in Kiribati you probably just reach your hand into the water and pull one out 😉

  3. When I see you I don’t think of you as shy, in spite of that I am glad our worlds collided and hope we are ‘friends” now. Where is that picture taken-love it? In Tulsa one can get pandan leaves at Namhai, the Vietnamese store.

    • Sasha Martin says

      Thank you Ruby! The photo is from the Oklahoma City Zoo… they have a giant world map near the entrance.

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