Mumu Magic: Unveiling the Art of Melanesian Feast

Dish recipes: Mumu
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Embark on a culinary journey with Mumu, a traditional Melanesian feast where flavors and tradition intertwine. Learn the secrets of this communal cooking method that brings communities together through a rich blend of ingredients.


Gather the elements for a Mumu feast that transcends taste:

Pork, cubed (3 lbs / 1.5 kg)

Taro, peeled and sliced (2 lbs / 1 kg)

Sweet potatoes, peeled and halved (2 lbs / 1 kg)

Banana leaves (for wrapping)

Coconut milk (2 cups / 480 ml)

Pineapple chunks (1 cup / 240 g)

Salt (2 teaspoons / 10 g)

Ginger, grated (1 tablespoon / 15 g)


Discover the steps to crafting a Mumu feast

Prepare the Ingredients:

Season the pork with salt and ginger. Arrange the pork, taro, sweet potatoes, and pineapple on banana leaves.

Wrap and Tie:

Create parcels by folding and tying the banana leaves securely, forming individual packets for each ingredient.

Steam to Perfection:

Place the parcels in a steamer or an earth oven, allowing the ingredients to steam until they reach mouthwatering tenderness.


Unveil the bundles of flavor and serve Mumu on communal plates. Let the rich aromas and vibrant colors enhance the dining experience.

Mumu is more than a meal it's a cultural celebration of unity. Experience the essence of Melanesian cuisine through this communal feast that combines tradition, flavor, and community.