7/6/2016 – World Wednesday – Pacific


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Heading to a part of the world we’ve kind of covered once before, our 22nd stop on the World Wednesday cruise vacation takes us to the Pacific Ocean, and the many foods on its many islands.

Da kana!

1. Name this food product.

Question 1

2. Although it has a bunch of different names across the Pacific, give the four-letter name derived from Tongan of the drink seen here, which is made from a root and has a noted calming effect and other psychoactive effects.

Question 2

3. Name the fruit that has been blocked out of these stamps. The fruit is used on the island in a dish called pilhi, where the fruit is pureed, baked, and served in custard form.

Question 3

4. The people of Vanuatu often catch the mammal called flying foxes and eat them in the form of stew. What name are flying foxes better known as?

5. Name this Tahitian dessert, a pudding-like confection made of bananas, papayas, or mangoes, and topped with a manioc and coconut cream. Its name is one letter away from a very well known Polynesian food stable, and one letter missing of a Hawaiian raw fish salad.

Question 5

Tomorrow: Tequila!


1. Taro
2. Kava
3. Breadfruit
4. Fruit bat
5. Po’e

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