Update from Uinita Kaloni in Tonga

Uinita was one of the Real Pasifik chefs featuring in the Tonga episode and works as a chef for Jowella Catering in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Here Uinita provides us with a quick update on what he’s been up to since we filmed the Tongan episode back in June and July.

Hello Hello from the Island Kingdom,

Uiwita Kaloni

There has been a huge change in all I am doing since Real Pasifik, although most of the changes are happening at home. I’ve been trying my very best to cook as many old and traditional dishes and I’ve been experimenting with herbs and spices after we did that on the show.  The family are not too familiar with what I’m doing, but the outcome seems good, which I am very happy about!  So there’s a lot of recollecting going on.

At work we are looking at what local food we have available to us in the Kingdom and my boss is really into putting that on the menu. She is talking about us writing a book about the food which is so lovely. Regarding the menu there’s already a few local dishes on it but we are hoping to put more on it soon.

Apart from work l’m thinking of doing a little TV show with a Tongan crew but financially can’t afford it… In any case, I’m planning and it’s in the head and hoping for some rain so I can have some time to do it!

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  1. Bella - March 23, 2014 6:59 pm

    I would also encourage fusion in most of local cafe up here in tonga….Winston is fabulous



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