Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Fiji Learn to Cook in Fiji Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Fiji Learn to Cook in Fiji story by: Mike Williams Foodies will know that behind Fiji’s beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and stunning weather lies a destination that could be equally renowned for its unique and wonderful cuisine. Fiji’s rich multicultural heritage has percolated a cuisine with delicious flavours and influences from all over the world, such as Melanesia, Polynesia, India and China. In Fiji, there’s no shortage of opportunities to indulge in the delightful local fare, but now you can take the gastronomic experience one step further with a Flavours of Fiji cooking class. Experienced local cooks take small classes of passionate foodies on a culinary journey of traditional Fijian and Indian flavours. Learn the secrets behind the famous island dishes and then enjoy the fruits of your labour with a feast of traditional favourites. Instead of a postcard or trinket, imagine taking home the ability to cook coconut barfi fudge as your Fiji souvenir! The Flavours of Fiji Cooking School is a custom-designed, air conditioned cooking facility located on Denarau Island. Each half day class is fun and interactive and uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients. As well as the cooking lesson, lunch and refreshments, class members enjoy a food culture presentation and take home recipes. Class menus are designed to showcase seasonal seafood, an exotic array of local-style curries, sweets and local root crops, fruit and vegetables. For example, the ‘Kaiviti Magiti’ class learns to cook a delicious selection of Fijian and Indian dishes and tropical sweets. After a chilled bu (coconut) juice on arrival, the class will prepare such meals as Fijian Ika Vakalolo, a lightly fried fish simmered in rich coconut milk, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes and onions, and Indian Murghi & Aalu Curry, made with chicken and potato. You’ll then enjoy such tropical sweet sensations as vudi vakasoso, which is local plantain simmered in freshly grated coconut infused with cane sugar. The themes for classes include Fijian Feasts, Indian Thali, Tropical Sweets and Kids Kitchen. Special packages like a ‘Hen’s Party’ or corporate team building event are also available and proving popular. Regular half day classes run Monday to Saturday but class sizes are limited, so be sure to book in advance. Kana vakavinaka! (Eat heartily!) Check out these Spoil Yourself in Fiji Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.